FORT DODGE — The Fort Dodge community gathered Thursday night to honor Pastor Allen Henderson’s memory.
A service for Henderson took place at the St. Paul Lutheran Church.
“It’s been really clear throughout the past 24 hours that Pastor Al had a incredible impact,” said Associate Pastor at Prairie Lakes Church Nathan Lawrence.
It’s not just parishioners at this church who were in mourning Thursday.
This news has people across the city shaken up.
“We need to reach out to each other and to God and see that no matter how bad things are, don’t give up there’s always tomorrow,” said Fort Dodge resident Carmen Reinertson.
“We know he is in heaven and that he would be pleased that his recognition would bring people to hear God’s word and be in heaven with him.”
while this community tries to cope with such a great loss,” said church participant Edith Heyerhoff.
“As Pastor Al would say God bless and carry-on.”
Thursday’s service truly showed just how much of an impact Pastor Al had.
The funeral for Pastor Al will be held Saturday.