SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Miles McPherson, the pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego issues the following statement in response to today’s tragedy:
“As the son of a police officer myself, I cannot describe the feeling I felt when I awoke to today’s news. Our city’s heart is broken. The Bible tells us to ‘mourn with those who mourn and to weep with those who weep.’ We especially mourn with the wife and two children of our city’s fallen police officer. We pray for the recovery of his partner. We refuse to let hatred and violence divide our city. We stand together.”
The Rock Church’s police and fire chaplains as well as grief-support ministries are available to those who have been especially affected by today’s events. Members of the San Diego community at-large are invited to attend any of the church’s services this weekend which will include a dedicated time of prayer for the city.
The Rock Church was founded in 2000 by the former professional football player, Miles McPherson. The Rock Church is one of the largest churches in the United States with approximately 18,000 in weekly attendance.