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Who Is Pastor Ivan Pitts ? Church Solicit For Prayers After Pastor Was Stabbed In California – A church in California is asking for prayers for its pastor as he recovers from injuries received in a stabbing incident last month.
On February 24, Pastor Ivan Pitts of Santa Ana’s Second Baptist Church (SBC) was stabbed seven times while standing in his own driveway by a guy.
According to Kelita Gardner, SBC’s executive director of operations, the suspect pretended to have a question for Pitts.
“He approached the pastor and asked if he might ask him a question; when he acknowledged him, he stabbed him seven times.” Gardener told KABC News that he was shot twice in the eye, four times in the back, and once in the neck and shoulder area.
She went on to say that Pitts sought assistance at a neighboring construction site, where workers were able to photograph the suspect’s license plate. According to CBN News, Huntington Beach police later discovered the vehicle and apprehended the offender.
SBC called for prayers last Thursday for Pitts, who has significant damage to his left eye, back, neck, and lungs. Despite the fact that Pitts would require surgery, the church thanked God for allowing their pastor to survive the attack.
“We are grateful to God Almighty for sparing our dear Pastor’s life,” Gardner said in a Facebook post published by the church. “The doctors say he’s extraordinarily lucky, but we know that chance has nothing to do with his survival.”
The California church said in a follow-up post on Sunday that Pitts is in “wonderful spirits” and doing “quite well” after undergoing surgery.
“Thank you for your prayers, family!” “We invite you to continue to pray for Pastor Pitts and his family,” the SBC added.