[Statement] Statement by Dr. Robert Jeffress on Today’s Mass Shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs
Nov. 5, 2017
DALLAS — Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of First Baptist Dallas, releases the following statement in response to the mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs:
Today’s horrific church shooting is every pastor’s worst nightmare and is proof of the reality of evil. Although the Bible never diminishes the pain of evil, it does promise that one day when Christ returns, evil will be defeated forever. Until that time, we pray that the members of First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, will experience the promise of Psalm 34:18: “The Lord is close to the broken-hearted.”
Dr. Robert Jeffress is a best-selling author of 24 books, a nationally and internationally syndicated TV and radio host and the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Dallas, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. Pathway to Victory, Dr. Jeffress’ broadcast ministry, airs daily nationwide on more than 900 radio stations and is broadcast live to 195 countries. His latest book is, “A Place Called Heaven: 10 Surprising Truths About Your Eternal Home,” available at bookstores everywhere. He is an evangelical advisor to the president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.