Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Son of Pastor Killed Minutes Before Father's Day Focuses on Forgiveness Ahead of Memorial Service

By Leonardo Blair , CP Reporter
June 19, 2013|11:21 am

Despite his crushing loss, the teenage son of a popular Texas youth pastor Brian Jennings, who was killed just minutes before Father's Day while trying to help a stranded motorist, has decided to heed the lesson on forgiveness his dad had planned to teach on Sunday.

"What I've felt since that night is sadness, anger and confusion," 19-year-old Evan Jennings told reporters on the eve of his father's memorial service on Tuesday.
In the hours shortly after his father died, the teen who had celebrated his high school graduation with his father and other members of his family on Saturday night, shortly before the deadly crash that claimed the lives of three others, splashed his grief on Twitter in a series of tweets.
"My dad was murdered by a drunk who abandoned his friends at the wreck and ran my dad over all to avoid getting caught," the grieving teen tweeted on Father's Day. "He tried to help those people and was killed for it."


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