Tag: pastoral security

Young minister fatally shot at an Indy church; suspect held

| May 19, 2012 | 0 Comments



A young minister was shot and killed at his Southport church this morning. A woman is being detained by police. The victim was identified as Jaman Iseminger, 28, pastor at Bethel Community Church since 2005. He was a graduate of Oral Roberts and Indiana Wesleyan universities, and a 2001 graduate of Southport High School. Iseminger […]




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Churches offer to host funeral for alleged St. Peter’s shooter

| May 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



In the spirit of forgiveness, several local Episcopal churches have offered to host a funeral for Douglas Franklin Jones, the man Howard County police say fatally shot a rector and a church administrator at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City before killing himself in nearby woods. "A couple of churches thought it would be […]




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Family, friends, colleagues remember slain Ellicott City priest

| May 8, 2012 | 0 Comments



They remembered Mary-Marguerite Kohn's enthusiasm and service, even her style — one mourner recalled "a large, bright yellow brimmed hat, terrific dangling earrings." There was hardly an empty seat Tuesday inside the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore, as family, friends, colleagues and congregants packed a memorial service for Kohn, who died from gunshot wounds […]




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Sunday mourning: Church begins to heal after shooting deaths

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



A piano played, a bell rang and a congregation that less then three days before was shaken and stunned by tragedy continued to move toward healing. "The Episcopal Church is in pain and agony today," said the Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. "Two wonderful woman have been slain in […]




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Second woman dies after Ellicott City church shooting

| May 6, 2012 | 0 Comments



The Rev. Marguerite Mary Kohn, 62, died Saturday night at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries sustained Thursday in a double shooting at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Ellicott City, police reported Sunday. Kohn was co-rector of the Howard County church. The second woman, church employee Brenda Brewington, 59, died Thursday. Kohn […]




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Ellicott City Church Shooting Victims Were Pastor, Employee

| May 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



Police Friday identified two of the victims in the shooting in an Ellicott City church as an Episcopal minister and a church employee. The identity of a man found dead in a nearby wooded area remained unknown. Police say Brenda Brewington, 59, of Ellicott City was found dead on the scene at St. Peter's Episcopal […]




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Custodian convicted of killing Chatham priest is sentenced to life in prison

| April 22, 2012 | 0 Comments



CHATHAM BOROUGH — The former Chatham church custodian who in December was convicted of fatally stabbing a priest in a case that drew attention for its senselessness and unsubstantiated allegations of sexual blackmail, today was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Jose Feliciano, 66, was sitting down and looked away as Superior Court Judge […]




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Man accused of punching, stabbing Tacoma pastor

| April 17, 2012 | 0 Comments



Pierce County prosecutors on Monday charged a 28-year-old man with first-degree assault for allegedly stabbing his pastor with a piece of sheet metal. A not-guilty plea was entered on behalf of Ivan Zaytsev at his arraignment in Superior Court. Court Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered Zaytsev jailed in lieu of $500,000 bail. Tacoma police said Zaytsev […]




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Pastor speaks out after church shooting

| April 7, 2012 | 0 Comments



INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A day after he says his grandson shot at him inside his church , an Indianapolis pastor is speaking out. The grandson of Damon Roach, pastor of First Christian Missionary Baptist Church on East 38th Street, was arrested Thursday after allegedly firing shots at his grandfather inside the church. The suspect, Calvin […]




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Teen surrenders after SWAT standoff at east side church

| April 5, 2012 | 0 Comments



INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A 19-year-old has surrendered to police hours after barricading himself inside a church on the city's east side, police said Thursday evening. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said at about 3 p.m., Calvin Griffin, Indianapolis, barricaded himself in the First Christian Missionary Baptist Church, in the 6000 block of East 38th Street. The […]




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Rev John Suddards: mourners pay tribute to murdered vicar

| March 31, 2012 | 0 Comments



Reverend John Suddards, 59, was discovered dead in his vicarage by builders on St Valentine's Day. On Saturday he was given a last goodbye in the church where he was installed as priest only eight-and-a-half months ago. The news of his death sent shock waves through the clergy and the close-knit community in Thornbury, South […]




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Palisades Park priest dies a week after suffering burns in rectory fire

| March 18, 2012 | 0 Comments



The Rev. James F. Reilly died early Saturday, a week after he suffered severe burns in a fire at the St. Michael's Church rectory, a spokesman for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark said. He was 69. Reilly, a popular figure at the Palisades Park church, was found in a bathroom in the early morning […]




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Church officials: Rectory at St. Michael’s Church in Palisades Park ablaze, pastor hospitalized

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



The pastor of a Catholic parish in Palisades Park was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after suffering burns from a fire at the church rectory, church officials said this morning. Rev. James Reilly, a long-time pastor at St. Michael's Church in Palisades Park is currently hospitalized following an overnight fire in the rectory. […]




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Slain pastor’s mom asked about person in Chicago

| March 10, 2012 | 0 Comments



OKLAHOMA CITY (WTW) — The mother of a pastor whose slaying inside her small church in Anadarko two-and-a-half years ago remains unsolved says Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation agents have recently asked her about a person in Chicago. Charles Etta Dunlap of Oklahoma City told The Associated Press that investigators spoke to her in January. […]




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Arlington church finds strength a year after pastor’s slaying

| March 4, 2012 | 0 Comments



ARLINGTON — For about a month last spring, everybody bypassed the chair. When the pastoral staff at First Baptist Church of Arlington would gather around the conference table for its meetings, the Rev. Clint Dobson's favorite spot remained vacant. To occupy it would be to acknowledge that the outgoing and talented 28-year-old pastor was really […]




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