A timely program



A rare interview with the pastor of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs will be shown 7 p.m. CT Monday, March 12 at Lifetree Café.

The program—titled “In the News: God and Guns”—provides an opportunity for participants to discuss the issue of church security and features an interview with Frank Pomeroy, the pastor of a Texas church targeted in a shooting that claimed 26 lives in November 2017.

“There’s a line you don’t want to cross between being a fortress and being welcoming,” Pomeroy said. “You want people to feel welcome, but you also want them to feel safe. I’m not going to be drawn into the complacency trap again.”

During the program, participants will have an opportunity to discuss what level of security—ranging from none to armed security personnel—churches should offer.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Snacks and beverages are available. Lifetree Café is located at 1602 U.S. Highway 98 in Mexico Beach across from El Governor Motel.

Lifetree Café is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual coffeehouse-type setting. Questions about Lifetree may be directed to Gary Grubb at 334-806-5667 or livingwater@livingwateratthebeach.com