To hear … Fred’s 5 min video entitled: “Why do we exist?”.. (recorded shortly before his death) …click on… https://youtu.be/AfUBY11DXHY
The shock of a pastor fatally shot in his Sunday Morning pulpit while preaching … is still difficult to grasp ten years later!
But that is what happened to Pastor Fred Winters, a Godly friend to so many of us on March 8th, 2009.
His good church … First Baptist Church of Maryville, IL … is conducting … or has conducted (depending on when you are reading this) a 10th Anniversary commemoration honoring the Lord and their faithful Pastor, Fred Winters. We are invited.
In this radio conversation, his very fine widow, Cindy Winters, shares her heart … and the experience 10 years later. In the nation-wide and world-wide media that came to her to report the story, Cindy found the grace, composure, and articulation to be faithful to Jesus in a very difficult time.
A series of brief radio recordings, mostly done in 2009
To hear … ”Pastor Fred Winters murdered in his pulpit. Widow Cindy Winters talks about it” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2009/03/26/winters-cindy/
To hear … “Cindy Winters: re pastor husband shot dead while preaching; Cindy talks about it, has written a book” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2013/03/08/cindy-winters-re-pastor-husband-shot-dead-while-preaching-cindy-talks-about-it-has-written-a-book/
(The story below of the daily caring of 3,000 children in Zambia would not have happened if pastor fred winters had not brought to his church this African choir to sing. That event triggered a whole series of unfolding actions that … over some years … gave birth to the great ministry… “African Vision of Hope” led by Maryville church members, businesspeople Bob and JudiBbertels! See https://africanvisionofhope.org/)
To hear … “Businesspeople Bob and Judi Bertels, co-founders of www.africanvisionofhope.org, caring daily for 3,000 zambian children” … click on https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/11/16/businessman-bob-bertels-co-founder-www-africanvisionofhope-org-caring-for-3000-young-zambians/
To hear … “African vision of Hope” Zambian Pastor Kennedy Hakobwa and Bob Bertels caring, protecting, feeding 3,000 Zambian Children daily” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2019/01/02/avh-pastor-kennedy-hakobwa-and-bob-bertels-caring-protecting-feeding-3000-zambian-children-daily/
To hear … “AL Meredith preached for martyred Pastor Fred Winters. In ’99 a gunman killed 7 in Meredith’s church” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2009/03/20/meredith-al/
More stories of martyrs that have close connections to the family
To hear … “With International mission board in Russia, son David Hendrick discovered IMB colleagues Dr. & Mrs. Yi murdered, martyred!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/02/04/with-imb-in-russia-son-david-hendrick-discovered-imb-colleagues-dr-mrs-yi-murdered-martyred/
To hear … “Son David Hendrick impacted by number of friends who have given their lives for their faith in Jesus” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/02/12/son-david-hendrick-impacted-by-number-of-friends-who-have-given-their-lives-for-their-faith-in-jesus/