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Vacaville Pastor Accused of Arson Firebomb, Vandalism, Harassment

A Vacaville pastor was arrested on arson charges Friday, after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a home occupied by six sleeping people, including three children Thursday.

Photo of Mark Lewis as seen on Fellowship Baptist Church's website, as well as his Solano County Jail mugshot
Photo of Mark Lewis as seen on Fellowship Baptist Church's website, as well as his Solano County Jail mugshot
A Vacaville pastor was arrested on arson charges Friday, after a Molotov cocktail was thrown into a home occupied by six sleeping people, including three children Thursday.

Mark Lewis, 39, pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, along with Anthony Newbolt, 33, and Richerd Wright, 28, of Sacramento; and Kristen Broyles, 30, of Citrus Heights were arrested on suspicion of arson, according to the Vacaville Reporter.

Police said one of the occupants of the home has an active restraining order against Lewis and he been named as a suspect in four other incidents of harassment and vandalism against the victim since Christmas, including accusations of setting the bushes in front of the victim's home on fire.

Read the full Vacaville Reporter article for more details on the incident.

Lewis reportedly resides in a home on the church property, and numerous items of evidence were seized upon search, including an illegal handgun and suspected methamphetamine.

According to the church’s website, Pastor Mark Lewis has been with Fellowship Baptist since May 2000, just one month after marrying his wife, Joanna.  He is credited with expanding attendance from 40 members to its current success.

“He immersed himself in the Word of God, as he still does daily," says Fellowship's only Pastor's bio, "Pastor Mark preaches with a zeal and excitement for the things of God, a heart for the people of God, and a burden for the lost souls dying and going to hell.”

Libi Uremovic January 11, 2014 at 10:21 PM
"Lewis ... methamphetamine...."Pastor Mark preaches with a zeal and excitement..." pastor mark preaches with zeal and excitement because he's on drugs ...... ======================================== jesus turned the water into wine, but i don't think he'd approve of turning the rat poison into meth... ========================================the 'meth professionals' can feel free to correct me on the actual ingredients of meth ....
yololander January 12, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Like alot of people that need help, one crutch is not enough.
Yololander, you are very wise.
Colin Larkin January 13, 2014 at 04:32 PM
2 cups sugar,5 cans of Red Bull,2 bottles of No-Doz and 10 cups of espresso....your welcome.
Cedric de La Beaujardiere January 14, 2014 at 05:45 AM
Coincidentally, that's also the ingredients for a molotov cocktail...
Jim Stover January 21, 2014 at 04:59 PM
I am sure he will be "burdened" with thoughts.... as he rides the express to you know where! To bad he didn't emerse himself in more than the word of God instead he imersed himself in Meth. Good Job "Pastor Mark"

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