Faith Under Fire "Life changes when your faith is rocked and your foundation is turned upside down." The story of the first mass shooting in a church in the U.S. that took place in Daingerfield, TX.
The true story of a community's struggle with loss and devastation after a former school teacher opens fire during a church service on a Sunday morning in East Texas in 1980. Thirty years after that tragic day, survivors share their journey to live with trauma that few experience. With candor and vulnerability they open up about revenge, loss of faith, pain of loss, forgiveness, and the way they relive that day every time we experience a public shooting today.
With honesty and transparency they share their feelings on the questions "Why did God allow this to happen?" and "Can we trust Him again?" With heart piercing emotion they remember the moments four valiant men raced into the face of bullets with no thought of their own lives, making a way for 350 people to fulfill their lives.
The wife and daughter of the murderer also reveal family secrets that led to the massacre.
"Faith Under Fire" tells the story of that day more accurately and clearly than any of us could have imagined. I believe this film will become known as one of the great inspirational films of our time. I believe Faith Under Fire is a "must see" for people everywhere -- people of faith, people seeking faith, and people hurting in their faith." Dr. Tim Wade, pastor First Baptist Church Daingerfield, Texas.
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Posted by Roxy S. on 14th Feb 2013
Blessings to all involved. What a well told true story. I was moved and uplifted. The message here is very clear - turn to God in all matters and He will never leave you. Thank you for giving the world a film with such a heartfelt reward of healing.
Posted by Pansy Revels, Houston, TX on 14th Feb 2013
How wonderful and refreshing to see a film made so honestly and not ashamed to honor Him. God has worked miracles in the lives of those involved in the shooting. Mrs. Hicks deserves every award available for her masterful production. I highly recommend this to all ages, gender and religion.
Posted by Rebecca S., Houston on 14th Feb 2013
I have never been so moved by a documentary. The honesty of everyone in the film was overwhelming. The hope and healing it brings to the soul is amazing. I hope all churches show this to their congrgation. It is truly touched by the hand of God.
Posted by TB on 31st Aug 2012
Growing up in FBC Daingerfield, I always heard about the shooting. We always celebrated the three hereos and remembered those who had passed; however, it was so painful that noone REALLY discussed it. Thank you so much for filling in all the details and helping everyone to heal. This is truly a remarkable movie about healing and forgiveness!
Posted by Unknown on 20th Aug 2012
School administrators and fellow employees socialized with King in their homes for years. When King asked them to be character witnesses, they refused. That is why he chose the Baptist Church. Had these friends-for-years agreed to show up and tell the truth, the shooting likely would not have occurred. Of course this is no excuse for King to do what he did. However, it is a bit of interesting history that nobody wants to talk about. Strangely, none of the turncoat friends were direct victims of the shooting.
Posted by Happy on 22nd Nov 2011
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