Pastor's wife dead after shooting at parsonage - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Pastor's wife dead after shooting at parsonage

Posted: Updated:
Dr. Terry Greer (Source: GMVUMC.org) Dr. Terry Greer (Source: GMVUMC.org)
Lisa Greer (Source: Facebook) Lisa Greer (Source: Facebook)
  • NEWSMore>>

  • Stay safe on the road this Labor Day weekend

    Stay safe on the road this Labor Day weekend

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:50:07 GMT
    More law enforcement officers will be patrolling on the road to stop reckless drivers and to keep the road safe during the busy Labor Day weekend.More >>
    More law enforcement officers will be patrolling on the road to stop reckless drivers and to keep the road safe during the busy Labor Day weekend.More >>
  • Community gathers to reduce crime in Columbus

    Community gathers for Memorial Service, National Prayer Day to reduce crime in Columbus

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:44 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:44:08 GMT
    City leaders, victims of violence, clergies, and about 300 others from the Chattahoochee Valley gathered at the Civic Center on Sunday of the holiday weekend. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson held a memorial serviceMore >>
    City leaders, victims of violence, clergies, and about 300 others from the Chattahoochee Valley gathered at the Civic Center on Sunday of the holiday weekend. Mayor Teresa Tomlinson held a memorial service to stop the violence and reduce crime in the community.More >>
  • Seale, AL residents enjoy return of Labor Day Fair

    Seale, AL residents enjoy return of Labor Day Fair

    Monday, September 1 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-09-02 01:26:04 GMT
    Residents in east Alabama are rounding up the Labor Day celebration at one of the Alabama's oldest courthouses. The courthouse located in Seale, Ala. is the third oldest in the state. This is the first fair
    More >>
    Residents in east Alabama are rounding up the Labor Day celebration at one of the Alabama's oldest courthouses. The courthouse located in Seale, Ala. is the third oldest in the state. This is the first fair since 2010 when the fair restarted, and it originated in 1980 to raise money to refurbish the old courthouse after it began to deteriorate.More >>
GARDENDALE, AL (WAFF) -

Members of a Decatur church said they're shocked and disturbed over a stabbing and double shooting incident in Gardendale involving their former pastor.

Authorities say a pastor's wife is dead and two people are hospitalized after a shooting and stabbing at her family's home near Birmingham.

The coroner's office says 52-year-old Lisa Greer died early Friday. She was the wife of Rev. Terry Greer, senior pastor at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church.

Police aren't releasing any names, but they say a man is suspected of shooting two women before stabbing himself inside the Greer home on Thursday.

The church has posted a note on its Facebook page about an unspecified "tragedy" involving its pastor's family.

Authorities say the man is a suspect in this incident. He's reported in critical condition and cops say if he pulls through, he will be arrested.

Greer has been the pastor at the Gardendale Mount Vernon United Methodist Church since he moved over there from Decatur in July of 2012.

A worship leader at the same church was recently arrested on charges of soliciting a child for sex. Lynch says investigators are trying to determine if there's a link.

Copyright 2013 WAFF. All rights reserved. AP contributed to this report.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.