Special to SEGAZINE
The pastor of a church in Macon apparently shot himself fatally after returning to his home from Sunday services, authorities said.
The Rev. Teddy Parker, Jr., pastor of Bibb Mount Zion Baptist Church, was found dead in the driveway of his home in Warner Robins, Houston County Coroner Danny Galpin told Macon’s 13WMAZ. He was 42.
His wife, Larrinecia Sims Parker, found his body. Authorities believe the gunshot wound that caused his death was self inflicted. The couple has two daughters, Kamry Tednae and Kerrington Tyier Parker. It could not be determined if they were with their mother when she found him.
In a sermon posted on Frequency.com from 2010 entitled “Facing Your Storm With Confidence,” the first of three parts, Parker told his congregation that God does not always immediately respond to struggle.
“There are times when God wants you to have faith,” said Parker, who was dressed in purple robes. “You might not be able to feel Him. You might not be able to see Him. You might not be able to hear His voice, but you’ve got to walk by faith. Not by sight, not by hearing, walk by faith!”