Prayer and a Packing Pastor: A Church’s Response to a Mass Shooting

Religion News Service’s Yonat Shimron reports on how First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs has coped since it was the site of a mass shooting in November. Pastor Frank Pomeroy, who was away from the church that day and whose daughter was killed in the shooting, now carries a pistol at church functions. He was critical about the protests arising from the recent shooting in Florida. He told his members, “I am just thankful that we chose to lift up God, rather than man. Pray for those who are truly involved, not all the secondary people that are getting the noise on TV.”

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