Sunday, March 15, 2009

Can't Think of a Better Supply Preacher for the Occasion

MARYVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois church where the senior pastor was killed during his sermon a week ago has resumed services with support from a clergyman whose church also experienced a violent attack.

The Rev. Al Meredith of Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, opened Sunday's early service at Maryville's First Baptist Church in Maryville, Illinois, by apologizing that he's not "Pastor Fred."

Meredith recounted how his own church in 1999 was the scene of an attack in which another gunman killed seven people and committed suicide.

Meredith says First Baptist may never get over what happened but should use the tragedy for spiritual outreach.


The MAN Fan Club said...

Crazy stuff. Never know when for real.

Aubrey Jane said...

Wow he was/is the perfect supply preacher for the sad time

Dawn's Art Site said...

It sounds a bit corny but it shows how God has something "good" in mind even when we go through such terrible, horrible things.

me said...

Romans 8:28!