One of my friends, John Holcombe, is a Sunday school teacher and
webmaster at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland, Texas, the church
where the tragic shootings occurred on November 5, 2017.
members of John’s family were killed. John was hit in the leg and has
been in the hospital. His parents, brother, three of his children, and
pregnant wife were all taken from him.
John’s father, an
associate pastor, was to preach that day. As he ascended the pulpit, the
shooting began and he was one of the first to be killed.
an incredibly good guy. He married a widow with 5 children, took them
as his own. Now, as he and Crystal were preparing to have their first
together, this horrific murder took his wife and unborn child.