‘Probably 200 Bibles’ Set On Fire Outside Of Tennessee Church

A trailer full of bibles was set on fire Easter Sunday in a public street outside of Global Vision Bible Church, which is located in Mt. Juliet, just east of Nashville. The church is led by Pastor Greg Locke.

Investigators say the fire was set intentionally, probably around 6 AM. It was quickly put out once the Mt. Juliet Fire Department arrived on the scene.

“The trailer, containing bibles, had been dropped off in the middle of the intersection and then intentionally set on fire. To uphold the integrity of the ongoing investigation, other specific details cannot be provided at this time,” Wilson County Sheriff’s Office reported.

The intersection of Old Lebanon Dirt Road and Chandler Road was briefly closed, blocking the church’s entrance, but the trailer was cleaned up in time for worshippers to access the parking lot.

Happy Resurrection Sunday,” Locke wrote on Facebook. “This morning at 6:00AM our security cameras caught a man dropping off a trailer in the middle of the intersection and blocking the road into our church. He then got out and set fire to an entire trailer full of Bibles right in front of our church.”

“There was a lady that had driven through the night to get to our church and she was in the parking lot and was able to get the police officers here quickly, but it was quite the scene to wake up to on my first morning back from Israel,” he added. “Had to block traffic in all directions but they are almost finished cleaning it up. It’s going to be a great day in the Lord.”

Locke says that he is sure that the incident was aimed at his church.

It’s difficult to tell whether the hate crime was directed at christians in general, or Locke specifically, who has garnered negative attention from left-wingers in recent years, thanks to his refusal to close the church during the COVID-19 pandemic and his support of former President Donald Trump.

Wilson County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with video footage of or information about the fire to contact them at 615-444-1459.