71-Year-Old Deacon who Took Down Church Shooter in 6 Seconds is ‘Thankful to God’ for ‘the Ability and Desire to Serve Him’

Jack Wilson, deacon at West Freeway Church of Christ (Facebook/Jack Wilson County Commissioner for Precinct 3 Campaign)

More than two people would likely have died during the Texas church shooting this past Sunday, Dec. 29, had deacon Jack Wilson not shot the gunman as quickly as he did.

The horrific event was over in six seconds, but that was enough time for the shooter, 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, to kill two people: 64-year-old Anton “Tony” Wallace and 67-year-old Richard White. Both victims were on the security team at West Freeway Church of Christ.

Wilson, who serves as head of security at the church, gives God the credit for being able to take down the shooter so quickly.

“I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events of today,” he wrote on Facebook. “The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in, but evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church. I’m thankful to GOD that I have been blessed with the ability and desire to serve him in the role of head of security at the church. I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed. Please pray for all the members and their families at this time.”

Wilson says Kinnunen was disguised in a fake beard, a wig and a toboggan. He felt something about the gentleman was suspicious, especially since Kinnunen seemed to be hiding his left hand until he began shooting.

Wilson is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and of President Donald Trump. He also is running for county commissioner of Hood County, according to his Facebook page.

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SOURCE: Charisma News