On Sunday, April 6, Dr. Allan Markley, Superintendent of Raytown Schools, presented Senior Pastor Dr. Brandon Park with a plaque to recognize his leadership in the church as First Baptist Raytown opened its doors to Raytown students.
After a fatal shooting in the parking lot of the Raytown School District Education Conference Center on Thursday, February 20, the students of the Raytown School Success Academy were taken to First Baptist Raytown while school administrators made arrangements for parents to pick them up.
"Anytime children and a shooting is involved, it is a very scary situation and this is a place where it’s safe; it’s a church, and want to do the very best we can to protect the kids in our community,” said Park.
The church was pleased to be able to partner with the district to provide a safe place for the students and will willingly do so in the future if such a need arises.
Photos of Dr. Park and Dr. Markley taken by John Eagan.