Pastor who prayed with Ted Cruz at Idaho rally shot

pastorremingtonOn Sunday, news broke that Tim Remington, a well-known pastor who serves at The Altar church in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, was shot six times in the parking lot of his church.  Remington, who was reportedly in critical condition earlier Sunday, led prayer at a packed Ted Cruz rally at Kootenai County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

KXLY said that according to Coeur d’Alene Police Chief Lee White, officials “are not sure at this time” if the shooting and the pastor’s participation at the rally are connected.

As of this time, the shooter is reportedly still on the loose.

The Spokesman Review added:

A well-known Coeur d’Alene pastor who prayed Saturday with Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was shot six times as he was leaving the Altar Church after Sunday services.

Pastor Tim Remington, who has helped hundreds of alcoholics and drug addicts in his ministry, was shot just before 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the church at 901 E. Best Ave., according to Coeur d’Alene police.

The shooter fled in a Silver car and is still at large, Police Chief Lee White said.

Remington, 55, was rushed to Kootenai Health and is listed in critical condition. He was shot in the lung, head, hip and shoulder, according to John Padula, outreach pastor at the church, who has been in contact with Remington’s family.

And, KREM2 noted:


I was at the Cruz rally Saturday, and I remember this man leading the prayer.  I don’t know this pastor personally, but the fact that it happened at all deeply saddens me.

Our prayers go out to this pastor, his family, friends and all those at his church.  I have the feeling God’s not quite finished with him…


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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