(405) 425-5070

‘God didn’t do this’: Minister grieves slain wife, son


The Ferguson family.

New on The Christian Chronicle’s website:

In the midst of unimaginable tragedy, Les Ferguson Jr.’s faith survives.
“God didn’t do this,” said Ferguson, preaching minister for the Orange Grove Church of Christ in Gulfport, Miss. “This was just evil.”
Even as he clings to God, Ferguson can’t help but weep as he mourns his wife, Karen, and son Cole, 21, who were shot to death in the family’s home Oct. 10.
“They were just beautiful people,” Ferguson said. “My son struggled his whole life with disabilities. He was frustrated and hurt a lot, but he was a good boy. He wanted to do right, and he loved God. He loved to sing, even if nobody else understood what he was saying.”
Karen Brown Ferguson, 44, was “just the best mama and wife you could ever want,” the minister added. “She sacrificed her whole life for everybody around her. She did it again. I really believe she could have saved herself.”

Read the full story.
See the full text of the eulogy at the funeral for Karen and Cole.

  • Feedback
    My heart goes out to the Ferguson family in their time of tragedy. A faith that can withstand a storm such as this is a precious thing. Thank God for the example of faith displayed here. I pray that God continue to bless this family in their grief and healing. My prayers are with you.
    Tim Tripp
    October, 26 2011

    I am so sorry.
    Elnice Davis
    University Church of Christ
    Monroe, LA
    Elnice Davis
    November, 2 2011

Filed under: Breaking News News Extras

View Comments

Don’t miss out on more stories like this.

Subscribe today to receive more inspiring articles like this one delivered straight to your inbox twice a month.

Did you enjoy this article?

Your donation helps us not only keep our quality of journalism high, but helps us continue to reach more people in the Churches of Christ community.

$
Personal Info

Dedicate this Donation

In Honor/Memory of Details

Card Notification Details

Credit Card Info
This is a secure SSL encrypted payment.
Billing Details

Donation Total: $3 One Time

{amount} donation plus {fee_amount} to help cover fees.