You have probably already seen the horrible news from Maryville, Illinois today about a hooded man who gunned down a pastor during church this morning. The details of the incident are not yet clear, but the pastor’s name was Dr. Fred Winter. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters and a congregation that he has led for 22 years. Dr. Winter was a graduate of Southern Seminary, and his doctor of ministry supervisors have made some comments about Dr. Winter here.
Please pray for Dr. Winter’s family, for the two who were injured trying to subdue the gunman, for the church, and for the gunman himself.