Broken Arrow Church Opens to Community Shocked by Devastating Murder-Suicide – FOX23 News

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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. – Broken Arrow First Baptist Church will hold a community vigil at 6 p.m. Sunday in response to a murder-suicide.

Steve Smith, the executive pastor, says several Broken Arrow pastors approached him with a fireside idea and asked him to organize the event.

“We really want to do something to help our community heal,” Smith said. “It was so shocking to our community – and people react in so many different ways – but most people react with sadness and grief and we want this to be an opportunity to come together as a community and say a few things. prayers for each other.”

The mayor, the police chief and the fire chief should be there.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. It will be 45 minutes of remarks and prayers and will be broadcast live on their YouTube channel and Facebook page.

“It’s just not what you expect in a broken spire, it’s a safe community, it’s a community people like to live in,” Smith said. “We don’t understand why these kinds of things happen, we don’t understand why horrible things happen to good people, why such horrible things happen in such a large community. We want to proclaim this message of hope in Christ and remind our community that there is hope in Christ and with each other.

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