[Statement] Dr. David Jeremiah Issues Statement Following Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Oct. 2, 2017

SAN DIEGO — Dr. David Jeremiah, bestselling author and senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, issues the following statement, following a mass shooting in Las Vegas that so far has left 58 people dead and wounded 515 more:

“Today, I pray — not with the polite prayers that accompany a meal or the routine prayers we say before our heads hit the pillow at night, but with the fervent prayers of a heart broken by the tragedy of last night’s mass shooting. It’s in these times where we learn by experience that God is our ever-present help in time of need.

“But beyond praying for the victims of this senseless tragedy, I also pray for national revival, for a nation to once again seek God’s heart and acknowledge His ways. I pray that this tragedy will inspire Christians to share God’s love with every person we can, using every opportunity we have, for wherever evil lives in the corner of a human heart, it can be conquered by the power of the Prince of Peace.”


Dr. David Jeremiah is among the best known Christian leaders in the world. He serves as senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California and is the founder and host of Turning Point. Turning Point‘s 30-minute radio program is heard on more than 2,200 stations worldwide. In 1982 Turning Point launched a television program, which conservative estimates suggest that close to 200 million homes around the world have access to Dr. Jeremiah’s Bible teaching each week. Dr. Jeremiah has written more than 50 books.