North Carolina pastor convinces armed man to give up rifle in church
North Carolina pastor convinces armed man to give up rifle in church. On New Year’s Eve night, a man armed with a rifle entered Heal the Land Outreach Ministries in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to rob congregants. Pastor Larry Wright, a city councilman and retired Army sergeant, did the unexpected.
Pastor Wright said in an interview, “I’m the first person to see him and when I saw him, I thought it was a dummy gun, but then I saw the bullet clip in his hand and the bullets were shining.”
Many of the congregation took to their heels when they saw this man with a rifle. The pastor walked straight to the man and asked him if He could help him. Wright said He was prepared to tackle the man to the ground if he had to.
Surprisingly to the entire congregation, this armed man asked for prayers from Pastor Larry Wright. After Wright took the gun and handed it to a deacon, the deacons then came one by one to hug the man. “And then I began to minister to him and pray to him and talk with him,” Wright said.
The armed man was asked to speak to the congregation after he had received prayer from the Man Of God. And he said, “I came to the church to do something terrible, but God had spoken to me instead.”
“It’s so hard to describe, to explain the excitement and love of God in the room. This man came in to do harm and he has given his life to Christ,” Wright told CNN.