Tenn. Baptist injured in Chattanooga shooting

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (BP) — When Eric Stitts, pastor of Bayside Baptist Church, Chattanooga, heard of the domestic terrorism attack on two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 16, his first thought was disbelief.

82b795a7-a4f4-405c-8932-381c4552c2b4-chattanooga-shootingThen he turned his attention and prayers to the many policemen in his church, located in nearby Harrison, who he knew would be called to the scene.

One of those officers (name has been asked to be withheld) was one of three people wounded during the incident that took the lives of four U.S. Marines. The shooter, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Kuwait, also was killed.

The Bayside Baptist pastor has been in contact with the officer’s wife. “She told me the recovery process will be long but he is expected to make a full recovery,” Stitts said.

Stitts said Bayside was open all day today for people to come and pray. In addition, Stitts said the church service July 19 would be devoted to prayer as well.

To read the full story, go to www.thealabamabaptist.org.

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