Authorities say the fires were set Saturday, Sunday and Monday at The Greater New Beginnings Church on East 98th Street, Inglesia Cristiana Church on Pitkin Avenue and at St. Mark's on Union Street.
All the fires were set between 2:30 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. In two of the cases, police say the suspect lit newspaper on fire near the church doors. In the third case, the suspect tossed an object through a window, causing a small fire in the bathroom of the church.
The churches sustained minor damage and no injuries were reported.
Police released surveillance video (above) that shows the suspect placing newspaper near the door of one of the churches, then presumably setting it on fire outside the view of the camera.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the church burnings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.