Preachers Church carry

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Preachers Church carry

Postby wgoforth » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:07 pm

I was recently challenged by someone who didn't believe that preachers carry in Church services. I am curious how many of you are preachers and carry in services?
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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby WildBill » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:13 pm

wgoforth wrote:I was recently challenged by someone who didn't believe that preachers carry in Church services. I am curious how many of you are preachers and carry in services?
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There are a few preachers on the forum. I am not one. I believe that every one of them had stated that they carry regularly. You will be hearing from them shortly. ;-)
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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby SewTexas » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:56 pm

recently spent a few years in Colorado...(Texas before and now)...ask that question there, I'm not going to guess percentages but I will say they went way up after the church shootings I knew of a couple of pastors who carried, and yes, on Sundays.
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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby Waco Kid » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:11 pm

Not a preacher here either, but I do know that I'm in one of the most heavily armed Sunday School classes in our church...


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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby RPB » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:15 pm

I do stand up front and "teach" when asked to do so, but I'm not a "preacher" (not yet "ordained" not sure I want to be time will tell), but our Pastor does, and my cousin, who preaches at our church alternating weeks with our Pastor does ... church near Austin. I'm pretty sure several other Central Texas "hill country" pastors do, but I can't recall which ones I've discussed it with offhand. I THINK another "cousin" pastoring in Dallas does.

Now another cousin pastoring in Abilene does, and one pastoring in Littlefield does, and one cousin preaching in Lubbock does
(Not all preachers in my denomination are necessarily Pastors, especially if recently ordained)

I can't even count easily the deacons who do, if I took an hour or so to think I know I'd come up with about 25 or so in Texas alone, because 4 in my local church do, and 3 in Littlefield (that I KNOW of) and several in Lubbock ..
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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby longtooth » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:36 pm

Pastor Jubilee Baptist Church in Diboll, Texas. My signature has been for yrs. "Carry 24-7 or guess right."
I carry in church, on my belt, while preaching. KelTec PF9 since I got it. Before that Kahr K40. It was the smallest thing I had.
If there is any perceived elevated threat level such as report of prison break down South, Rita or Ike,....I have no qualms about Sunday carrying my EDC & neither does any of our folks. Springer Champion.
No doubt 90%+ know I carry.
By count that I know for sure about 15% of any Sunday morning service has a CHL & at least 4 that are 24-7 & always there. We will run about 50-55 Sunday Morning.

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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby powerboatr » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:57 pm

don't know about the father...but i reckon our deacon is carrying as is 1/2 or more of the men in the pews,
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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby Crossfire » Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:55 pm

In our church the pastor might not carry, but I can guarantee you the organist is packing a fully loaded Glock 19.

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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby RPBrown » Fri Jan 07, 2011 10:54 pm

Our pastor, and associate pastor both carry in church along with many others
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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby mikeintexas » Fri Jan 07, 2011 11:10 pm

I know one choir member in my church, plus several in the congregation that carry in my church. I doubt the preacher does, however.

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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby carlson1 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:57 am

I carry, both my Associates carry, and many of my members carry.
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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby RPB » Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:47 am

The friend who thinks Pastors shouldn't carry ... ask why Shepherds carried a rod and a staff.
and .... Why should a sheep be comforted by knowing a Shepherd HAS a rod and a staff?
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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby cbunt1 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:09 pm

I can't speak for the pastor specifically (never discussed it)...but the organist frequently does, and at least 3 deacons I can think of are 24x7-types, plus about 15-20% of the congregation that I'm sure of.

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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby The Annoyed Man » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:42 pm

I'm not a pastor, but I do play in my church's worship band, and I carry on stage. As of this time, our worship pastor and at least 2 or 3 others of the band members are working on acquiring their CHLs.
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Re: Preachers Church carry

Postby SecedeTX » Sat Jan 08, 2011 9:16 pm

Out of my three priests, none carry, but one has a .22 rifle to get small game. Two of them do go on range days with us, and they enjoy shooting. That I know of, there are at least 10 CHL holders that attend on a regular basis.

I was at church today getting ready for a mini-festival for tomorrow. Out of the guys cutting veggies, and putting up tents....there were five armed (we are the 24/7 types)
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