‘God was most definitely the hero’: Usher speaks week after Antioch church shooting


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Many of the same people sat in the pews Sunday, but the mood was decidedly different one week after a deadly shooting at Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch.

For the first time, Robert Caleb Engle, the man credited with stopping the shooter, spoke briefly to the media saying simply that he is not the hero, God is.

“Everyone in this church is a hero. God was most definitely the hero,” Engle said. “I hope all this turns more people to Christ because it’s definitely made a believer out of a few people that I’ve talked to.”

Also in attendance Sunday was Minister Joey Spann. He was released from the hospital on Thursday after being treated for bullet wounds to his chest and finger.

“My feeling was we need to see each other and we did that, so it’s a great thing,” Minister Spann said.

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Spann says he is healing well and praying for his wife who remains in the hospital, along with 2 others injured in the shooting.

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