Christian Leaders React to the Church Shooting in Texas

This weekend, 26 people were killed and at least 20 more were injured when a gunman opened fire on the congregation of a small community church as they worshipped during a Sunday morning service.

According t0 reports, Devin Patrick Kelley used a Ruger AR-556 rifle during his attack on First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

He was pursued by an armed local resident after the shooting. Kelley was reportedly shot, but ultimately turned his own gun on himself.

Since the tragedy on Sunday morning, Christian leaders have been tweeting their responses, calling for both prayers and action.

Editor’s note: This list will be updated throughout the day.

Beth Moore

Preacher, author, speaker

Shane Claiborne

Author, speaker, activist

Eugene Cho

Pastor of .

Jemar Tisby

President of 

Lisa Bevere

Author, Cofounder of 

John Gray

Associate Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, Author

Rachel Held Evans

Author, Speaker

Jon Foreman

Lead singer of Switchfoot

Nichole Nordeman

Music artist, speaker


Joel Osteen

Author, Pastor of Lakewood Church

Samuel Rodriguez

President of  President of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

Ashlee Eiland

Writer, Content Producer at Willow Creek Church




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