Pastor Wounded Last Sunday in Church Shooting Returns to Preach

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Rev. William Boss was shot by a gunman during services Sept. 18.

The Rev. William Boss gripped a microphone Sunday and began to speak, his voice a gentle rasp.
“This, too, will pass,” he said.
His church erupted with cheers.
A miracle, he said, that was the only explanation for why he was still alive and able to stand before the congregation.
“Ain’t no doubt heaven opened up,” he said. “It was some angels that were faster than a bullet.”
Just last Sunday, horrified members of Greater Faith Christian Center Church in Lakeland witnessed a gunman shoot Boss and another pastor, and they wondered whether Boss would live, much less be able to return so soon.
But Sunday morning, a car pulled into his reserved spot outside the church at 2035 W. Parker St. Boss, 52, stepped from the passenger seat and, assisted by church members, made his way in slow, measured steps through the church’s glass doors.
A large bandage covered the wound left by a bullet that struck him in the back of his head Sept. 18 while he knelt in prayer. The point-blank shot from a .32-caliber revolver didn’t penetrate his skull, avoiding a possible fatal injury.
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SOURCE: The Ledger
Matthew Pleasant

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