During this week’s Wednesday night Bible study gathering, Pastor Creflo Dollar of World Changers International Church mourned the deadly shooting that occurred in his church last week. He told the congregation that he heard about the shooting during a morning meeting, at which point he and those present “immediately went into action.”
“And we discovered that one of our very faithful, loving, kind servants … a gentleman, who serves our ministry on Wednesdays and Fridays and opens the door for my mother and for many of you, walked in on Wednesday this morning and — as his duties are on every Wednesday, making sure things are in place — but this Wednesday, as another very dear friend of ours, an employee of the church, a friend of the ministry, was doing corporate prayer and, while he was praying, he was shot several times and fell dead…” Dollar called the incident being “clipped from the inside, from behind.”
The shooter, identified at 52-year-old former WCIC employee Floyd Palmer, was apprehended just hours after the shooting in a local shopping mall. The victim, 39-year-old Greg McDowell, was a volunteer in the church and leaves behind a widow and two young children.
During the Wednesday night Bible study, Dollar called both Palmer and McDowell “precious brothers” blaming Satan for the incident. Video of Dollar’s remarks may be viewed below.