On the evening of September 15, 1999, just before 7:00 pm, a crazed gunman entered Wedgwood Baptist Church and opened fire, killing seven and wounding seven. Among those were several youth who were attending a youth activity, a “Saw You at the Pole” prayer rally. From the time he entered the building, the gunman fired over 100 rounds from two different handguns and exploded a homemade pipe bomb in the Worship Center where the youth activity was being held. The gunman then sat down in the back of the Worship Center and ended his own life. … Read More
Twenty years later, we remember that tragic day. We also remember and celebrate what God has done in the lives of those affected by the shooting and the countless people around the world who were impacted by the event. God wastes nothing.
Come join us on September 15, 2019 beginning at 8:30 am.
There will be a series of commemorative displays to walk and pray through beginning at 8:30 am.
Please also join us for a light continental breakfast served in the gym.
A special service will begin at 9:30 am in the Worship Center.
In 2 Corinthians Chapter 1, the Bible talks about God as our Comforter. In verses 3-4 it says, “ Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” We know that God was our comfort after the tragedy at Wedgwood. And as we continue to walk in His comfort and healing (because it is an ongoing process), His strength, His love, and His comfort, allow us to reach out to others who are experiencing trouble in their life, and be a source of comfort to them. And while we will never forget the tragedy of this day, we want to use the comfort God gave and still gives us, to comfort those He sends our way. – From Dan Crawford’ book, Night of Tragedy Dawning of the Light.