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Pastor Gives Public Apology For Not Doing More

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 3/25/2013A pastor in Brunswick, Georgia says he feels responsible for the teenager accused of shooting a baby to death. Thursday's killing made national headlines. A mother says two young men tried to mug her, then shot her and her 13-month-old son. As Dee Registre explains, the teenager's former pastor says he should have done more. They may be a small church,but they have a big messae. "We do not want to see this again." Rev. Ken Adkins is the pastof of Greater Dimensions Christian Fellowship in Brunswick. He's taking responsibility for the 17-year-old accused of shooting Sherry West and killing her 13-month-old son. "I apologize, I put it on my shoulders as a pastor and as a leader that we did not do more," says Rev. Adkins. He wants churches to monitor at-risk students using a program Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford created. "If the state can give a child a probation officer, most certainly a state ought to be able to give a child a pastor," says Rev, Adkins. 17-year-ol De'Marquise Elkins was once a member of Greater Dimensions. They all prayed together, laying hands on every teenager and child so they wouldn't fall into a life of crime. "We are going to do everything in our power to make sure that this does not happen again," says Rev, Adkins. He knows this won't do much to ease Sherry West's pain, but it will help keep other mothers like her from becoming victims to these senseless crimes.
   
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