TRAGIC: Pastor and Son In Law SHOT At While Trying To Protect His Flock


This pastor is such a huge advocate for the community. We wish he and his family the best and will send our prayers their way.

As reported by WPXI

AMBRIDGE, Pa. — A man is awaiting surgery after being shot in Ambridge Sunday afternoon.

Pastor Rick Thornhill of New Hope Community Church said he and his son-in-law, Trewon Marshall, noticed multiple people trying to break into a car in the church’s parking lot around 2 p.m.

Thornhill told Channel 11 he called 911 and they chased after the two people for about three blocks.

When they turned into an alleyway, Thornhill said Marshall confronted them. That’s when the pastor said one of the suspects shot his son-in-law in the neck.

Marshall is in a Pittsburgh hospital awaiting surgery but is alert and talking. Channel 11 has learned one suspect is in custody, but the other person is still wanted by police.


This Pastor has a long history of being a friend of the community, see the video below.

Rick Thornhill of New Hope Community Church in Ambridge, PA shares how he and his church are stepping up to help their neighbors.


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