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Students at Freed-Hardemann University in Henderson, Tenn., gather for a special prayer after a mass shooting targeted the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. The attack left one member dead and seven others wounded.
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At FHU lectureship, Christian Chronicle panel to discuss church shootings

Speakers will include the ministers of two Churches of Christ that lost members in Sunday attacks.

HENDERSON, Tenn. A “Christian Chronicle Live” panel will tackle the issue of church shootings during the 84th annual Freed-Hardeman University Lectureship.

Speakers will be Britt Farmer, minister for the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas; Joey Spann, minister for the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tenn.; and Stewart S. Brackin, a retired California police captain who is director of FHU’s Office of Safety and Security.

Bobby Ross Jr., the Chronicle’s editor-in-chief, will moderate the discussion set for 4:30 p.m. Central on Feb. 5 in the main auditorium.

“What a relevant and timely discussion this will be,” said Doug Burleson, FHU lectureship director. “We are looking forward to it.”

The Dec. 29 killings at the West Freeway congregation marked the third fatal Sunday shooting at a Church of Christ in just over two years.

On Sept. 24, 2017, member Melanie Crow was killed at the Burnette Chapel church. Seven others, including Spann, were wounded.

On April 18, 2019, elder Gordon Parmenter died after an armed man opened fire at the Salmon Arm Church of Christ in the western Canadian province of British Columbia.

To view the panel live, see fhu.edu/lectureship.

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