Warner Robins pastors take action after Texas shooting
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A couple of churches in Middle Georgia are putting fear aside, and taking action after Sutherland Springs, Texas’ shooting Sunday morning.
Two churches in Warner Robins have plan if a similar tragedy were to strike them.
“Dear God, that could happen at any church,” said City Church Pastor Dwayne Evors. “That could happen at my church.”
Evors says the church is a place that’s supposed to make you feel safe.
“As a Pastor, you feel responsible, you want to protect your flock,” said Evors. “Of course everyday we share the eternal gospel, we’re concerned about their eternal souls. But we’re also concerned about their well-being here.”
Evors has a concealed carry license and so do other members of his church.
“I wrote letters giving them permission to carry,” said Evors. “I know who these individuals are. I have them strategically placed in my congregation in different places.”
Bishop Harvey Bee has a similar plan for his congregation at Christian Fellowship Church.
“At any given time, we may have 3 to 4 people who have their weapons on them,” said Bee. “We will not tell who, and where but they are here to protect during the service.”
Bishop Bee says this is a wake-up to those who don’t have a plan.
“This is reoccurring too much,” said Bee. “We really need to put some things that will allow us to feel safe when we come to church. You don’t want to go to any public place in fear.”
“We have a plan that we hope we never have to use,” said Evors. “But we are prepared if we have to act.”
Both churches also have security that patrols the area. City Church even has a very strict security system for children. Parents have to have a barcode and be in the church’s system to pick their kids up.