FBI Atlanta
Public Affairs Specialist Jenna Sellitto
(770) 216-3162
December 29, 2022

FBI Atlanta Announces $10K Reward for Information About Ebenezer Baptist Church Vandalism

FBI Atlanta is offering a reward and seeking information about a group of 10 people captured on video vandalizing the outside of the Ebenezer Baptist Church Heritage Sanctuary.

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspects responsible for this crime. A link to surveillance video of the suspects is here.

FBI Atlanta: Surveillance in Ebenezer Baptist Church Vandalism Investigation

FBI Atlanta is seeking the public's assistance in identifying the individuals responsible for vandalizing the Ebenezer Baptist Church located at 101 Jackson Street, NE, Atlanta, Georgia, on July 3, 2022.

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On Sunday, July 3, 2022, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, a member or members of the group sprayed the words “if abortions arent safe neither are you” on the side of the church. The group was dressed in all black.

Ebenezer Baptist Church Vandalism 1

This image shows graffiti that was spray-painted onto Ebenezer Baptist Church on July 3, 2022.

Ebenezer Baptist Church Vandalism 2

This surveillance image shows vandalism suspects dressed in black clothing.

Less than one minute later, cameras recorded the people walk away from the church and cross Auburn Avenue and towards the Memorial Rose Garden. A few minutes later, a group of 10 people walked from the area of the garden, no longer wearing black clothing.

Camera footage then shows the group separating into a group of 6 and a group of 4.

Ebenezer Baptist Church Vandalism 4

This surveillance image shows vandalism suspects.

Ebenezer Baptist Church Vandalism 3

This surveillance image shows vandalism suspects crossing a street.

FBI Atlanta and the Atlanta Police Department ask anyone who recognizes any of these 10 individuals to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or send tips to tips.fbi.gov.