First Baptist Church of Birmingham Annoucement On Richard Shahan's Incident - "Our Prayers go to out Richard and his family"

By web announcement on First Baptist Church of Birmingham On January 3, 2014

Richard Shahan, a former pastor at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, was arrested on Jan. 1, 2014 for an homicide investigation. His wife, Karen, was found murdered in their home in July of last year. Below is an announcement found on the church's website:

All of us were saddened by the unexpected news that Richard Shahan was arrested by Homeland Security just moments before his planned flight departure for Frankfurt, Germany. There he was to assume his new role working with the Children's ministry of Bible Mission International, primarily in Kazakhstan.

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As we know, on November 29 Richard announced his plans to pursue this mission ministry. His resignation from First Baptist Church of Birmingham was effective December 31, 2013.


Our Prayers go to out Richard and his family. We trust that eventually truth and justice can prevail. 

text source : website of  First Baptist Church of Birmingham