RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Pastor Greg Laurie issues the following statement following today’s school shooting in western Kentucky that left 14 injured and two dead:
“With each new mass shooting, especially when it involves our children and their schools, our nation loses more and more of its innocence. This time, 14 are wounded and two have tragically lost their lives. It is incumbent upon the rest of us, all across the country, to remember that as it says in scripture in the book of Matthew, ‘Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.’
No matter how many times it has happened in the past, or how many more times it may happen in the future, we must pray, asking God for his mercy and grace, that we might see an end to this type of violence. May God comfort all those who have lost loved ones, and be close to all those in western Kentucky whose lives have been turned upside down by this senseless act of violence.
Pastor Greg Laurie serves as the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, one of the largest churches in America; is the author of more than 70 books; is the creator of 3 feature films; hosts the nationally syndicated radio broadcast, A New Beginning; and is the founder of Harvest Crusades, a large-scale evangelistic ministry attended by more than 7.6 million people worldwide, both in stadiums, arenas and at live-streaming locations across the world. Laurie will host Harvest America 2018 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX on June 10, 2018.