Shooting Prompts Safety Measures at Sullivan City Church

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SULLIVAN CITY – Members of the congregation at El Faro Bible Church will be armed, following the shooting in Sutherland Springs, said Pastor Jaime Chapa.

The Sullivan City church shares similarities with the church involved in the shooting, said Chapa.

Normally about 50 people attend at a time. The El Faro church is in a rural area

"What happened in Sutherland will not ever happen in our church," said Chapa.

He said members with handgun licenses will be armed. Chapa, who also holds a license, will carry a handgun as well.

"There will be three armed persons at all times, at every service," he said. "Nobody needs to know who they are, but our church will be protected."

At this small church, paid security guards are out of the question.

Chapa believes this new plan will be the right protection for his congregation.

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