On Sunday mornings in Rogers County, the sheriff's office has four deputies patrolling more than 700 miles and with more than 200 churches in the county. Along with grief and concern over gun violence, the attack also resurfaced an idea: Should we increase security at - or even arm members of - our own churches?
"Churches, pastors - they're busy; they've got a lot of things going on", Wohlrabe said.
Trump has offered condolences to the wrong shooting on Wednesday in a Tweet which read "May God be with the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas". He noted Pomeroy had raised the possibility of tearing down the facility at some point in the future, but that was a personal reflection, not a statement of the church body's decision.
"I want everyone that walks in there to know that the people who died lived for their Lord and Savior", Pomeroy said according to CNN.
The former pastor at the Sutherland Springs, Texas, church where a gunman opened fire a week ago says the first service since the worst mass shooting in Texas history is the most attended in the congregation's 100-year history.
While another poised: "Umm, did you mean the mass shooting in California?"
"It affects your community, so you definitely feel the ripples", Miano said.
Officials said if someone takes charge and has a plan, most people will listen and could save many lives.
The Texas church shooter was able to purchase a gun legally despite being convicted of domestic violence in the past, slipping through the background check system.
"We want it to be a message to the world that this will not break us", Pastor Pomeroy said.
The congregation held the service at a baseball field, setting up folding chairs under a large white tent. His 14-year-old daughter Annabelle was among the victims.
The crowd stood, clapped and raised their hands to heaven.
The disgusting tragedy at First Baptist Church in Texas has sent ripples of fear through churches across the United States.
The front three rows are reserved for First Baptist Church members and their families, as a steady rain falls on the tarp roof while church-goers slowly file in. They should also consider a public health approach to the issue, similar to what has been done to regulate cars, as suggested by The New York Times. Among them was Jackie Lee, who traveled from San Antonio with several friends.
Republican Sen. John Cornyn spoke at the service, saying lives were stolen as darkness overtook one man's heart.