APOPKA, Fla. — In response to today’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida – involving at least 16 fatalities at the time of this writing – Pastor Paula White, who pastors New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, releases the following statement:
“It is horrifying to once again be grieving another school shooting with multiple lives lost, this time at a high school in Parkland, Florida, my own home state. As a mother and a grandmother, I grieve for the victims who have had their lives and futures stolen from them, and for the families who are left to cope with the aftermath of this terrible tragedy. We pray that God would be close to the brokenhearted, as He promises us in scripture He will be, and that the community of Parkland will be comforted in their time of need.”
Pastor Paula White is the Senior Pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, Florida, a non-traditional church with a multi-cultural mission whose membership ranges in the thousands. In addition to her role as a pastor, she is an internationally recognized teacher, author, evangelist, and inspirational figure, and is the host of the nationally syndicated program, Paula Today.