COEUR D'ALENE, ID - An Idaho pastor knows just who to thank after surviving what could have been a deadly encounter. Pastor Tim Remington finished his Sunday sermon at The Altar Church in Coeur d'Alene and walked out to the parking lot, where he was ambushed. Police say 30-year-old Kyle Andrew Odom shot the pastor half-a-dozen times, then took off in a silver Honda Accord.
"We need to make sure this individual is taken off the street as quickly as possible," said Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Lee White.
The shooting happened just one day after the pastor delivered the invocation at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Police say they have no evidence that the shooting was politically motivated. Friends of the pastor say, over the years, he's helped hundreds of people facing dark times in their lives.
"Most of them are addicts, totally lost and him and his wife and family have given up their lives to minister to all of us and help us find hope," said John Padula.
Now, prayers are for the pastor, with hopes that he makes a full recovery.
"We trust God, trust Jesus that he is going to work something miraculous through this," said Padula.