WATCH: Pastor Miraculously Saved From Gunman

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James Lasher

A pastor in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, is giving God all the praise, honor and glory after a man tried to murder him as he was giving his sermon.

Pastor Glenn Germany had fractions of a second to react as the man, identified as 26-year-old Bernard Junior Polite, casually strolled up to the front altar of the Jesus Dwelling Place Church, smiled at the pastor and raised a silver pistol mere feet from Germany with a clear line of fire.

Yet when Polite pulled the trigger, what can only be described as divine intervention filled the church, as the weapon jammed and Germany’s life was spared.

“I’m thankful to God that I’m still here, because he definitely pulled the trigger,” Pastor Germany says.

“I was like, this is not happening,” he added. “I thank God because only God stopped and jammed this gun.”

According to a statement released by police, “Polite pointed a firearm at the pastor, attempted to shoot, but the firearm failed to discharge,” the statement reads. “A congregation member took immediate action by grabbing onto Polite. The member and the pastor were able to subdue and disarm Polite. Polite was held until troopers arrived.”

The congregation member, Deacon Clarence McCallister, did not hesitate in the face of danger and personal risk. He is seen in the video of the event leaping to his feet and charging Polite, tackling him to the ground.

“There’s something that needs to be done and I jumped up and handled my business,” McCallister says.

While Pastor Germany and McCallister subdued Polite until the police arrived, Germany was able to speak with him and tried to make some sense of what took place.

“This guy was just dealing with spirits he said, and he came in and wanted to shoot somebody,” Germany recalls.

The pair even appear to have reconciled as Polite has allegedly apologized to Germany who in turn forgave him for his actions.

Sadly, there appears to be a victim from Polite’s recent breakdown, as the body of 56-year-old Derek Polite was found at the residence of Bernard Polite, as police continue to investigate the matter.

James Lasher is Staff Writer for Charisma Media.

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