A pistol packing pastor named Benny Holmes might honestly say, “Praise the lord and pass the ammunition.” Apparently not a believer in gun control laws, pastor Holmes used armed force to help catch a robbery suspect and the whole thing was caught on video.
In a related report by The Inquisitr, when a church used an AR-15 giveaway as a way “to get more people to follow Jesus,” some Christians thought the church was being “careless and reckless.”
Pat Holmes, the wife of the pistol packing pastor, says, ‘Thou shall not steal.” The fact that someone was indeed stealing from their front porch had the couple angry, and they were at their “wits end.”
Without any hope of stopping the thefts, the Holmes family decided to devise a plan to catch the thief. They knew from surveillance video camera footage that a woman was stealing the packages, one of which included the pastor’s new robe.
“He determined in his mind that he would sit here, however long it took. To see if he could find her,” Pat said. “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall be also reaped.”
The pistol packing pastor setup fake boxes on his porch and waited until the thief finally showed up. The devilish tormentor turned out to be 52-year-old grandmother Laurie Ferguson. When she attempted to steal the boxes, Pastor Holmes bolted through his front door and pinned down Ferguson. Even then, the thief attempted to wiggle out of the crime.
“She said I’m looking for my dog. He said you found your dog. Bow wow,” Pat said.
When police officers arrived, they discovered the thief was still being held at gunpoint. After police arrested Ferguson, they searched her house, and it’s said “they had retrieved quite a few packages from her house.” Ferguson even brought her two grandchildren along for the theft.
Although the pistol packing pastor is not above using guns to solve his problems, the Holmes also believe in grace. According to KHON, the Holmes say they created a special hat with the embroidered word “forgiven” written on the cap.