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In the First Service Since the Texas Church Shooting, a Record Number of People Attended

6abc Action News

Last week, Sutherland Springs, Texas suffered a devastating loss after gunman Devin Kelley entered the Church and started shooting, killing 26 people including an 18-month-old child.

This past weekend, the First Baptist Church, the place where the shooting took place, held it’s first Sunday service since the tragedy. Hundreds of mourners came to the Church to stand in solidarity together. The service was held outdoors in a massive white tent. There were 26 empty seats for those killed during the shooting.

Pastor Frank Pomeroy said during the service:

“Rather than choose darkness as that young man did that day, we choose life. I know everyone who gave their life that day. Some of whom were my best friends and my daughter. I guarantee they are dancing with Jesus today.”

Pomeroy lost his 14-year-old daughter, Annabelle, during the shooting.

The front three rows were reserved for survivors of the attack and the families of those killed.

[via CBS]

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