2017 School Shooting Survivor to Discuss Hope and Healing at Faith Community Church

| Community | November 27, 2019

For Saugus and the wider community of Santa Clarita, Nov. 14th will be an anniversary of the horrific incident that took place at Saugus High School. The sights, sounds and feelings students experienced while one of their peers opened fire on campus will remain with them for the rest of their lives. To help the community heal and grow from this, Faith Community Church will be hosting the Fear is a Liar event on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 24620 Meadowridge Dr., Santa Clarita. This free event will feature guest speaker Logan Cole, who survived a shooting at his Ohio high school in 2017.

“We are excited to bring Logan here to our valley because he has personally experienced the effects of a school shooting,” says Pastor Steve Jackson. “While all of us can, and should, minister to those who are hurting as a result of the Saugus High School shooting, we believe Logan’s perspective will be uniquely beneficial to students and families alike.”

On Jan. 20, 2017, after being shot twice and breaking his front teeth, Logan Cole refused to shoot his assailant when offered his gun. In court, Logan Cole was able to express forgiveness to the shooter. Today, Cole is a sophomore at Cedarville University and attributes his ability to forgive to Jesus Christ, who he says forgave him first. He frequently speaks about his experience and encourages people to live without fear. Cole continues to live with over 100 lead pellets in his body, but he does not allow that day in 2017 to define him.

“What happened at Saugus has left a lot of people, especially students, feeling helpless,” says Youth Pastor Jared Kingsley. “It’s our hope that the folks who hear Logan’s story will find a true source of hope and encouragement.”

In addition to Logan Cole’s message, attendees can expect a question and answer session with Jared Kingsley and a time of music. Those interested in learning more about the Fear is a Liar event can do so at faithcommunitychurch.com.


Faith Community Church has been in existence for over 30 years, and currently has more than 300 families who are part of the congregation.

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