As revealed in the recent devastating shooting event that happened at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs Texas on Sunday, the two interventions made by two very modest heroic men, went without any word or explanation about the great deed, up until now when one of the heroes through wet eyes and with modesty in his voice opened up his heart. The humble Stephen Willeford explained that even though people see him as a great hero and savior, he doesn’t feel that way.
Not only that but he feels that it was his duty and obligation, to act like that because it was the right thing to be done.
It appears that Willeford together with Johnnie Langendorff, faced the shooter Devin Patrick Kelley, and luckily injured him so he’s wasn’t able to continue with the monstrous act.
As USA Newsflash reported, after helping take down the shooter and launching him off the side of the road, Willeford was praised as a hero by churchgoers as well as the police, but this is his first time speaking out since the tragedy.
“I’m no hero. All I want to stress today, is the people at that church, they’re friends of mine, they’re family, and every time I heard a shot I knew that probably represented a life,” said the man who did one of the most heroic acts in recent times, explaining, “I was scared for me and I was scared for every one of them, and I was scared for my own family that lived less than a block away.”
But perhaps the most touching part was when Willeford thanked the Lord for protecting him and giving him “the skills to do what needed to be done.”
The hero’s remarks can be seen below:
What an honorable humble man, you are our hero and role model Stephen Willeford. The world is in deficit with people like you, may God bless you and your courage!