Media mogul Tyler Perry replaces Georgia church’s stolen van

Media mogul Tyler Perry bought a new van for a Stockbridge church after it had one stolen before Sunday’s service. 

The theft left Lighthouse Community Church with just one van. 

RELATED: Church members to thieves: ‘We just want the van back’

Tyler Perry bought this new van for a Stockbridge church. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Perry, most known for his Madea character, replaced the van after watching a Channel 2 Action News report about the theft. 

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“My phone rang and he said, ‘This is Tyler Perry ... I saw the Channel 2 newscast and my heart was broken. So, I bought you a new van,’” church administrator Cindy Smith said. 

The 15-seat van was used to take children to various church events. 

“For a few minutes I didn’t feel like I could put my feet down on the ground,” Smith told Channel 2. “He is a man with a lot of means and a lot of influence, and he didn’t have to do it.” 

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