Alabama pastor struck by lightning at church

Pastor thanks God after surviving a lightning strike

Posted: Aug 14, 2018 12:16 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2018 1:25 PM

An Alabama pastor is thanking God for surviving a lightning strike in Argo, Alabama.

According to witnesses, the pastor was struck as he held the door open during a storm after church service on Sunday.

According to the Argo Fire department, the pastor had no major injuries and did not need to be transported to the hospital.

Volunteer firefighter, Terry Pickett said "I have been in the fire service for 28 years, and I have never come across a lightning strike. Really glad, glad to see that it was not nothing major."

The pastor says he believes the Lord had a hand on him Sunday.

According to the national weather service, at least 15 people have died from lightning strikes this year.

Three people in North Alabama were struck by lightning within a 10 day time frame last month.

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