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Pastor Found Dead

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by dh1948, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. dh1948

    dh1948 Member
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    Pray for the family and church family of Pastor Gary Aldridge. He was found dead in his home study this morning. He was pastor of Thorington Road Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL for the past 15 years. The authorities are not releasing much information at this time. It is a sad time for the church as well as the pastor's family.
     
  2. PastorSBC1303

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    Im very sorry to hear this, I will say a prayer for his family and church.
     
  3. Brother Bob

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    He died at the post, praying for the church and his family.
     
  4. mcdirector

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    This will be terribly hard for his family and his church. I'm praying.
     
  5. Bro. James Reed

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    Amen!

    I hope it was a natural death. If so, there can not be a much better way to go than while studying God's word. I know of a few who have died while in the stand preaching.

    Sad time for the church, family, and friends. Happiest time ever for the pastor.
     
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    Hate to hear it. I will lift the family in prayer.
     
  7. rbell

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    This is in my "neck of the woods."

    Early reports indicate foul play.:tear:

    Bro. Gary had been at Thorington Road Baptist since 1991. The church had relocated several years ago under his tenure...so in many ways it will be like losing a founding pastor.

    I talked with a church member last night. Of course, they're devastated, and they appreciate your prayers.
     
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    I too will say a prayer for his family and the church family. God bless.
     
  9. SaggyWoman

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    Certainly in my prayers. Been there, done that.
     
  10. bobbyd

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    has anything been discovered related to this?
     
  11. convicted1

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    RE: hurch lost their pastor

    I am so sorry to hear such tragic news! I will pray for his family, as well as for the church. I heard of a man in our neck of the woods, Oliver Scalf, dying while preaching. He died while he was on the Mountain. I heard the other day that a man was preaching at a wake, or funeral, can't remember which. He quit preaching, set down, and five minutes later, he fell over dead! Looks like he was ready to go. It's a shame to hear of anyone's passing, but if they were ready, at least they have a better feeling than those families who have a loved one die that wasn't ready. May God bless his family, and his church!!:praying: :praying:
     
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