Uplifting and Unstoppable: A Missouri Church Stops Four Armed Robbers By Prayer

It was a customary Sunday morning February 12th, when the congregation of All Creation Northview Holiness Family Church in Ferguson, Missouri, assembled to pray and worship. What would then ensue was a captivating tale of courage and determination in the face of adversity, instilling faith and power into the hearts of many.

The church was unexpectedly interrupt by an armed man, entering with two bags and enquiring the Children’s Service Director. However, the unexpected soon turned into a disquieting set of events when three more masked men entered the church, swiftly followed by an alert from Pastor Marquaello Futrell, an ex-police officer.

He had detected their strange movements disrupting an otherwise peaceful morning, prompting him to notify the police and ensure the children in the building were safe.

Futrell then heroically spoke to the men in the back of the church, ensuring the congregation and the would-be robbers that the power of faith was still with him “God Anointing”.

He implored the men to receive prayer from the church rather than dishonorably play with them. They eventually accepted Futrell’s request, as the church prayed for them for several minutes.

He thanked the men for allowing the church to offer prayer, reminding them that they had stepped into “Holy Ghost turf” and that they would never be the same again.

Futrell believes that God had sent a message to the attempted robbers- “when the enemy comes like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift a standard and the flood will never be greater than the standard.”

The Ferguson Police Department confirmed the men left, without incident, in a black Dodge Charger with tinted windows, as the investigation continues.