Heroic Man Tackles Armed Attacker and Saves Pastor's Life during Church Service

Published Jun 12, 2024
Heroic Man Tackles Armed Attacker and Saves Pastor's Life during Church Service

A heroic man tackled an armed attacker and saved a pastor’s life during the middle of a church service.

Sin is prevalent and pervasive in the world. One doesn’t have to look far to see and understand this to be true. Turn on the nightly news or visit your favorite news site, and you’ll see story after story of people inflicting harm on one another. 

Everything sin has touched since entering the world back in the Garden of Eden has become much worse. Sin has ruined and ruptured relationships and brought about disease and death. Sin has invaded the workplace, the school system and even the church, as one video shows.

A video posted on YouTube shows a man walking up to the front of the Pennsylvania church, pulling out a gun and pointing it at the pastor who stands behind the pulpit. The armed individual then pulls the gun’s trigger, intending to harm and perhaps even kill the pastor. Luckily, God was at work and the criminal’s gun jammed. 

That miraculous misfire gave one heroic man enough time to run, jump up and tackle the would-be shooter to the ground. Once on the ground, the hero, identified as a church deacon, holds the assailant on the ground while the pastor wrestles the gun out of the attacker’s possession.

The hero, Clarence McCallister, said that even though he rushed in heroically to save the day, he still couldn’t believe his eyes.

“I was shocked,” Clarence said. “I’ve never seen nothing like that in my life.”

The church’s pastor, Rev. Glenn Germany, is understandably eternally grateful for Clarence’s actions, which saved his life. 

Praise God that the gun temporarily jammed and for Clarence’s brave actions that helped to prevent a potentially deadly incident. 

Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and take heart, and have no fear of them: for it is the Lord your God who is going with you; he will not take away his help from you.”

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Originally published Wednesday, 12 June 2024.