Missouri Pastor Marquaello Futrell showed remarkable poise during a church service when he stopped a group of would-be armed robbers without interrupting his preaching.
The incident took place on February 12, during a live streamed service at the All Creation Northview Holiness Family Church in Ferguson, Missouri. Four masked individuals entered the church about halfway through the service.
Futrell, a former police officer, first noticed a man carrying two bags entering the church and speaking to the director of children’s services. He immediately became suspicious. When he saw the four masked individuals enter the church, he knew something was not right.
Despite the potential danger, Futrell kept conducting the service to keep the congregants calm. In an interview with FOX News’ Laura Ingraham, he said that the group remained in the church for about 20 minutes and that they were up to no good.
Futrell engaged the masked individuals and prayed for them, all the while making sure the cameras were focused on them. The masked individuals did not harm anyone and left the church before driving away in a black Dodge Charger with tinted windows.
The Ferguson Police Department confirmed that they are searching for the suspects. Futrell’s] quick thinking was commended by many people who viewed the live streamed video of the service.