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Miracle At Church When Man PULLS GUN on Pastor

Imagine this scene: you’re in a church service.

Taken in the good Word when suddenly someone strolls right up to the front of the sanctuary.

He calmly pulls out a gun and aims point blank at the pastor.

This is what occured in North Braddock, Pennsylvania.

26-year-old Bernard Polite pulled a gun on Pastor Glenn Germany mid-sermon at Jesus’ Dwelling Place Church.

Then a miracle happens.

This pastor’s death was stopped as the gun jammed!

What’s the chances of that?

Talk about a miracle! Thank God for that!

It’s a Sunday service no one will forget.

CBS News reports:

NORTH BRADDOCK, Pa. (KDKA) — A church service in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, was upended Sunday when a man pulled a gun on the pastor in the middle of his sermon. The incident was caught on video.

Pennsylvania State Police have charged 26-year-old Bernard Polite of Braddock, saying he entered and attempted to shoot Pastor Glenn Germany while the pastor was delivering a sermon at Jesus’ Dwelling Place Church on Sunday just after 1 p.m.

Video taken by the church’s deacon and posted online by Pastor Glenn Germany shows the moment the pastor suddenly found himself staring down the barrel of a gun.

“I was like, this is not happening,” Pastor Germany said.

Yet somehow, it was, but no shot was fired. The gun failed to discharge, police said.

“I thank God because only God stopped and jammed this gun,” Germany said.

As the pastor ducked out of the way, church Deacon Clarence McCallister jumped in front of the camera, tackling the man with the gun to the ground.

McCallister said that’s just how his mind reacted.

“There’s something that needs to be done and I jumped up and handled my business,” McCallister said.

“He’s a hero,” Germany said of McCallister.

McCallister and Germany were able to keep Polite subdued until police arrived and then he was taken into custody.

While in police custody, Germany spoke to Polite.

“This guy was just dealing with spirits he said, and he came in and wanted to shoot somebody,” Germany said, adding Polite said there were voices in his mind.

It was apparent to Germany that Polite faces a form of mental illness, he said.

“He said you ducked a taco today, that’s what he told me, and I guess that’s slang for you ducked a bullet,” he said.

Polite apologized to Germany, he said. Germany forgave him, but says he hasn’t processed what happened.

“The thing that hurts me the most and brings tears to my eyes because I couldn’t watch my daughter break down,” he said.

His 14-year-old daughter was sitting among the pews during the service.

“I still had to be strong, because I had to be strong for her, but I couldn’t take it, and just seeing her, that’s the part that’s hard for me to digest,” Germany said.

Before the attempted shooting, Germany said Polite smiled at him.

Germany is hoping to use the story and stress to his parishioners that mental illness is real. The man had walked in and out of the room several times, Germany said.

Polite now faces multiple charges, including aggravated assault and attempted homicide.

Bail was denied for Polite and he is set to face a preliminary hearing on the charges next week.

The detainee said the spirits told him to do it.


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