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HEART STONE PICTURES presents A docudrama based on the June 22, 1980 shooting at First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, Texas.
A docudrama based on the June 22, 1980 shooting at First Baptist Church of Daingerfield, Texas.
Matthew Murray posted these words online before going on a shooting rampage. He killed 2 people at Youth With A Mission and then went to New Life Church in Colorado Spring, CO and killed 2 sisters…he killed himself at the church…
1- WHY be concerned with church safety
2- WHAT plan do we initiate
THE HISTORY OF CHURCH VIOLENCE FROM MAY 9TH, 2012…UNTIL NOW..
May 9 (Michigan) Church security guard – a Bronze Star recipient in the Korean War – shot and killed while in the parking lot…
May 19 (Indiana) 29-year pastor shot and killed by mentally ill person (he was going to preach the next day on the topic of pastor slayings around the world)…
May 23 (AZ) Man enters church and attempts suicide. Discovered by church worker…
June 6 (TN) Woman robbed and beaten to death on the steps of her church..
June 22 (CA) Person in car driving by church shoots at a brother and sister walking in front of church. No one hurt
JULY 3 - masked gunman entered the St. Philip Neri Church and robs the bingo players
JULY 3 (California) 3 workers for the Calvary Pentecostal Church were robbed at gunpoint…
JULY 25 (Pennsylvania) man found behind the wheel at church with stab wounds to his chest. The 19-year-old male died...
AUGUST 1 (OKLA) Man found dead in church parking lot by the pastor…ruled a homicide
AUGUST 9 (Ca) Homeless man beaten to death near the door of The Savior’s Community Church
AUGUST 16 (FL) Man gets into altercation with homeless man at Christ the King Church…homeless man is stabbed 3 times, struck with car, and dragged around the parking lot until dead…(left him lodged under the car)
AUGUST 18 (SC) homeless man attacked and stabbed at Ebenezer Lutheran Church…
AUGUST 31 (GA) Man tries to steal woman’s car from her – at gunpoint - behind the Friendly Baptist Church..
SEPTEMBER 7 (PA) Woman stabbed by man selling drugs on the church property…
SEPTEMBER 14 (GA) Man forces 82-year old man into church, ties him up, steals his vehicle.
SEPTEMBER 30 (CA) 2 churches have homemade bombs thrown at them…no one hurt…
Oct. 30- (MI) Church hires pastor with lengthy criminal history. He became obsessed with fiancée's daughter: He killed her by striking her in the head with a mallet while strangling her with a zip tie. (did not happen at church)
Oct. 31- (VA) Robbery at a church
Nov. 4 (CA) Man tries to stop vandal placing grafitto on church – shot dead…
Nov 9 (IL) Man shot in church parking lot
Nov. 18 (NY) Man attacked at Mosque: beaten, bit, and stabbed
Nov 22 (NC) Man shot to death at a church
Nov 27 (FL) Man stabbed to death at property belonging to a church
Nov. 30 (SC) Man shot at church, another stabbed
Dec. 2 (PA) Man enters church shoots ex-wife sitting at the organ. He exits church, comes back and shoots her again to “make sure she was dead”
Dec. 2 (TN) Shots fired at a church by man. Police show up and have to shoot him
Dec. 8 (OR) 11-year old and 7-year old boys try to rob woman with gun
Dec. 9 (FL) Woman comes out of church and is shot by ex-boyfriend
Dec 11 (VA) Man found shot to death at a church
130 Deadly Force Incidents that we know of…
The “S.O.M.” FACTOR
We who read our Bible should have a better understanding of man than anyone!
“Police found the nude body of Carol Daniels, her arms outstretched, lying behind the altar…”
First Baptist Church
Shot and killed Pastor Winters
“…authorities say Sedlacek appeared to have planned the attack, since he referred to Sunday as ‘death day’ on a planner found in his Troy home and he carried enough ammunition to kill 30 people.”
“Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching…
Suddenly, while still
in the meeting place…
Jesus was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out…"
protecting me…why Why do I need
to worry about church safety?”
“FAITH PROTECTS US FROM HARM”
(ESPECIALLY WHEN AT CHURCH)
“Be on your GUARD against men;
they will flog youIN their synagogues.”
“Because of the miraculous signs Jesus did in Jerusalem at the Passover celebration, many began to trust in him…
Jesus’ warning “Beware of men” reveals His understanding of man
But Jesus didn’t trust them, because he knew human nature. No one needed to tell him what mankind is really like.”
“A prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.
The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences.”
“…Jesus was going about his business in Galilee. He didn't want to travel in Judea because they were looking for a chance to kill him.”
“be on guard!
“Keep alert at all times”
“Stay alert and be clearheaded”
“Watch out for Alexander the coppersmith. Fiercely opposed to our Message, he caused no end of trouble.”
2 Timothy 4:14
You can, and should, form an EYES and EARS TEAM
(The EE TEAM)