Fred Winters, Senior Pastor Of First Baptist Church in Maryville, has been killed.
picture of perp?
Illinois is still a no-issue state, right? (As opposed to may-issue or shall-issue.)
Very sad. The earlier stories said that members of the congregation knifed him. This story makes more sense.
He leaves a wife and two lovely daughters.
There’s a photo of the Pastor and his family at
but the website now seems to be down. Maybe too many people trying to visit it.
God rest his soul.
Is this a possible motive?
(Photo of Rev. Fred Winters to the right of the article.)
Some area clergy are becoming less shy about taking a stand on lightning rod issues—abortion and same sex marriage—carefully avoiding blatant endorsements of political candidates.
Without telling parishioners whom they should vote for, Pastor Rick Hufton of Faith Family Church in Swansea, did tell his flock Sunday to vote for pro life and anti-same-sex marriage candidates.
“There, I said,” Hufton said.
Forbidden from endorsing candidates lest a church lose its precious tax exempt status, a pastor’s message, veiled or not, carries weight.
Listed below Fred Winters Picture:
(L to R) James Lewis, executive director of East St. Louis Board of Elections Commission; Doris Gray Jones, vice president of the Urban League; Terrie Holder, director of New Spirit and the Rev. Johnny Scott, NAACP chapter president and pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in Venice.
Sitting in a church with my back to the door scares the heebee jeebies out of me.
Wow, Maryville is just North of me. I have a feeling these events are only going to get worse.
Someone needs to be tried and publicly hung. And, not allowing concealed carry should also bring chargers against lawmakers who propose such restrictions in violation of the 2nd Amendement. When are we going to get decent government? When???