Pray for Grace Church in Sebring, Fla., today as their community begins to process the violent actions that took place yesterday in their midst. News agencies are reporting that a gunman barricaded himself inside a Sun Trust Bank in Sebring and opened fire. (See At least 5 people killed at SunTrust Bank in Sebring, Florida, police say.)
Both Ben Russell, campus pastor at Sebring, and Matt Wheelock, administrative pastor for the church, reported yesterday afternoon that they and their loved ones were safe and, as far as they knew, no one from the congregation had been involved in the event. The bank where the incident occurred is about two miles from the church building. Sebring itself is a community of about 10,000 people.