Church services resume one week after shooting

March 15, 2009 8:09:39 AM PDT
The Illinois church where the senior pastor was killed during his sermon a week ago is resuming its services with help from a Texas preacher who understands the church's grief. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

The Rev. Al Meredith of Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas, came to Maryville, Ill., to lead Sunday's services at First Baptist Church.

First Baptist is where the Rev. Fred Winters was killed a week ago by a gunman who walked up to him during the sermon.

Meredith's church in Texas was the scene of an attack a decade ago in which another gunman killed seven people, wounded seven others and then committed suicide.

Meredith says he hopes his experience can help the Maryville church members.

The man accused of killing Winters a week ago is being held without bail.

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