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Fla. pastor returns to pulpit after gunman attacks church

A Florida pastor has returned to the pulpit one week after he and another minister were critically wounded when a gunman burst into the church and began shooting.
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Lakeland Police and Polk County Sheriff's Deputies converged on Greater Faith Christian Center Church after the shootings.Pierre Ducharme / AP
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A Florida pastor has returned to the pulpit one week after he and another minister were critically wounded when a gunman burst into the church and began shooting.

Pastor William Boss was met with cheers Sunday when he took the microphone and told the congregation it was a "miracle" he was standing before them.

"Ain't no doubt heaven opened up," he said, according to The Ledger of Lakeland website. "It was some angels that were faster than a bullet."

A large bandage covered the back of his head where the bullet grazed his skull, the paper reported. Boss' wife gave a sermon in his place, after he told his congregation that he was still in pain from the shooting.

Assistant pastor Carl Stewart remains in intensive care at a hospital, according to the paper.

Jeremiah Fogle, 57, is accused of killing his wife, Theresa Fogle, in their home on Sept. 18 before heading to the Greater Faith Christian Center Church and shooting Boss and Stewart, Polk County Sheriff's officials said.

Fogle is being held without bond on murder and attempted murder charges.