By Staff, Baptist Message
BOSSIER CITY – David Bailey, the special agent who risked his life saving House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana during a shooting while practicing at the annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, will share his testimony during a worship service at First Baptist Bossier City Aug. 26.
Bailey, who was also injured in the incident June 14, 2017, received the Medal of Valor, the highest civilian medal awarded by the president of the United States.
He will speak during the 10:30 a.m. worship service as part of the church’s “Honor Our Heroes Sunday.”
Active military, police, firemen and first responders will be honored during the services and at a breakfast reception at 9:15 a.m. and lunch at 12:15 p.m. Ernie Haase and Signature Sound will provide special music.
Former Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Stone also will share his testimony. Stone garnered international headlines in 2015 when he and his childhood friends thwarted a major terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train. French President Francois Hollande presented Stone with the nation’s highest decoration, the Legion of Honor.
He later was awarded the Airman’s Medal and a Purple Heart, and was featured in the film 15:17 to Paris.
Brad Jurkovich, pastor of First Bossier, said the day allows his church to actively serve those who protect them.
“Honor Our Heroes Sunday is a powerful way to connect our community, serve those who serve all of us on a daily basis, and share the hope of Jesus,” Jurkovich said.
For additional information on “Honor Our Heroes Sunday” call 318.752.6147 or e-mail Lorine@firstbossier.com.