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Sunday, March 08, 2009

Baptist Pastor Shot To Death In Church

Pray for soul of the Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Maryville, Illinois who was shot and killed today as he preached.

A Message About Today’s Loss
(From the Church's Website)


Today, a little after our 8:15 service began, a man entered First Baptist Church and fired several gunshots at our Senior Pastor, Dr. Fred Winters. Pastor Winters was taken to the hospital but died of his wounds.

Please pray for Dr. Winter’s family, our two brave members who were injured when they stopped the assailant, for the assailant himself and his family, and for our church members as they deal with this tragic loss.

In this day, where uncertainty seems to abound creating an environment in which people are vulnerable in doing things they might not do otherwise, one thing is certain, we, as human beings need a foundation upon which we can live our lives. We at First Baptist Maryville, along with other Christian believers, share this conviction: that foundation is God’s Word. In the pages of the Book we call the Bible, we find the pathway for peace, hope, and a quality of living life despite what circumstances we find ourselves in.

To those who believe in the power of prayer, we covet your prayers right now.

Associated Press Article

1 comment:

  1. magicplover5:52 PM

    Pastor Winter and all those mentioned in article will be in my prayer tonight.

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