My guest this week is Rev. Vance Rains. In these days of grieving and reflecting after the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Vance’s experiences are sadly timely. He was the pastor of First Church in Coral Springs, Florida, a community next to Parkland, Florida where the Stoneman Douglas High School shootings took place in 2018. Just this past July, he started as pastor of First United Methodist in Orlando, a church just down the street from Pulse, the nightclub where 49 people were killed by a shooting in 2016. Vance shares his own experiences from the Stoneman Douglas shootings and where we are as a country today. One note that we had this conversation before the El Paso and Dayton shootings. I hope these conversations are helpful for you.
To learn more about Vance, you can go to his web site.