A Georgia pastor rallied 100 people during a church service on Sunday, urging them to come together and fight back against the forces of evil after a tragic triple murder last week left his entire community in absolute shock.
Pastor Jerry Sanders of Byromville, Georgia, spoke a word of truth to those who gathered at Bethlehem Baptist Church on Sunday, imploring people to turn to God to help make positive change in the community following the tragic murders that rocked the region.
“Right now father, Dooly needs you. Macon County needs you,” Sanders said. “When we get on one accordance as a county and when we get on one accordance as a community, the devil might plan to take us out, but he can’t handle what God put together.”
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The preacher’s comments came as authorities continue to investigate whether a killer is still on the loose in the community — or whether the person responsible for the deaths — which included a 17 month old — died on the scene on Thursday, The Telegraph reported.
Shalietha Mckenzie, who told WMAZ-TV that she’s the niece of Willie Merrell, one of the individuals who was found dead, went to the church for healing and offered up her own proclamation about the importance of love.
“We need to learn to love one another more and show our love,” she said. “Not just say that you love a person; you need to show it because tomorrow could be too late.”