Mark 13:13 “You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.”
A pastor’s mother in Aurora, Colorado was killed Sunday when a gunman opened fire in the church parking lot.
Josephine Eccles, 65, died from a gunshot wound during the incident.
An off-duty Denver police officer attending the church service confronted the gunman who continued to fire. The officer shot and killed the suspect. The officer was not injured.
Aurora police believed the gunman came to the church after an earlier confrontation but church members said he was not a member of their congregation and did not recognize him.
Approximately 30 people were inside the church when the gunshots rang out at the close of services.
The church has asked people to pray for the pastor, his family and the church family.