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Congregation Wants To Help Man Who Drove Into Their Church

Police arrested David Evans after they say he crashed his car through a wall at Life Center Church Police arrested David Evans after they say he crashed his car through a wall at Life Center Church
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Police charged the man who slammed his car through Spokane's Life Center Church in early November.

19-year-old David Evans faces 1st degree malicious mischief charges. Court records show he was "suicidal and mad at God."

"We feel terrible," said Assistant Executive Pastor Bill Kafflen speaking on behalf of his congregation. "We've been in contact with him, we've extended our understanding of the difficulties in his life, and tried to reach out to him as a church, and let him know we're not angry, we're not upset, we certainly forgive him, and we would love to help him."

Pastor Kafflen and other members of the church are already building what he calls "productive" relationships with Evans.

"Our understanding is that there were just a number of circumstances that just piled on all at once, and it was difficult for him," explained Kafflen. "That's why we'd like to help him, be able to help him negotiate all the things that come at you when you're 19 and living on your own for the first time."

Evans' arraignment is set for December 23. If convicted, he faces up to 90 days behind bars.

This article was written by KHQ Local News Reporter Allison Flicker

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