A Post from 1st Baptist Church of Maryville, IL after this weeks Sunday morning events:
“On Sunday, March 8, 2009, a little after our 8:15 service began, a man entered First Baptist Church and fired several gunshots at our Senior Pastor, Dr. Fred Winters. Pastor Winters was taken to the hospital but died of his wounds.
Please pray for Dr. Winter’s family, our two brave members who were injured when they stopped the assailant, for the assailant himself and his family, and for our church members as they deal with this tragic loss.
In this day, where uncertainty seems to abound creating an environment in which people are vulnerable in doing things they might not do otherwise, one thing is certain, we, as human beings need a foundation upon which we can live our lives. We at First Baptist Maryville, along with other Christian believers, share this conviction: that foundation is God’s Word. In the pages of the Book we call the Bible, we find the pathway for peace, hope, and a quality of living life despite what circumstances we find ourselves in.
To those who believe in the power of prayer, we covet your prayers right now”
The Graveside Service is for family only, please.
Gifts may be made to the Winters Family Memorial Fund:
Payment by Phone: 618-345-1000
Winters Family Memorial Fund
Scott Credit Union
1100 Beltline Road
Collinsville, IL 62234
Or to the First Baptist Church Maryville Building Fund: 618-667-8221