BIRMINGHAM (AP) — The United Methodist church is deciding what to do about a minister accused of killing his wife and trying to kill their 18-year-old daughter.
An attorney for the Methodist church in north Alabama, Terry McElheny, said the church is considering its options in the case of the Rev. Terry Greer.
McElheny says Greer could surrender his preaching credentials or be charged under church rules. His preaching duties at Gardendale-Mount Vernon United Methodist Church already are suspended, but he remains a Methodist minister. McElheny said no decisions will be made until after it's clear whether Greer will recover from what police describe as a suicide attempt after the shootings.
McElheny says the church will investigate, but he wouldn't say whether the review will include matters other than the shootings.
Bill Bostick, former district superintendent in Decatur for the Methodists, has been named interim pastor at the Gardendale church.
Greer is charged with murder in the Jan. 10 shootings. Greer was pastor of First United Methodist in Decatur for eight years until leaving in June when he was appointed to the Gardendale church. His late wife, Lisa Greer, was a former Decatur City Schools teacher. Their daughter Suzanna has been released from the hospital.
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