Pastor Randall Cunningham and his church, Remnant Ministries, has been helping the shooting victims from the Las Vegas shooting. Remnant Ministries is less than five miles away from the mass shooting on Sunday at Mandalay Bay hotel that claimed the lives of 59 people.
“We’re doing whatever we can,” Pastor Cunningham said to Pioneer Press. “People are bringing food for dinners, blankets, giving blood, whatever it might be. If people want to donate to Remnant Ministries, we would take any funds that can help.”
Cunningham, 54, a 16-year NFL quarterback, pastors a church of more than 1,500 members in Las Vegas. He didn’t know if any of the church members were killed or injured in the attack. He also told the newspaper that there are more than 100 members helping the survivors and their families.
“We are praying for those victims and the families of those who are a part of this tragedy,” Cunningham said to Pioneer Press. “As pastor, I’m available for whatever we need to do … The lives of the people that have been affected is the most important thing.”
It is no surprise that Remnant Ministries is lending a helping hand. The purpose statement of the church is grounded on Ephesians 4:12-16, which looks “to equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” (Ephesians 4:12-14).
“It’s in tumultuous times like this that a church can unify,” Cunningham said to Pioneer Press. “If we can reach those who are lost or hurting, or the widow or the orphan or the depressed or a person who is suicidal, that’s what this mission is about.”