SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (NBC) - The pastor of the church in Sutherland Springs, Texas says he plans to demolish the building.
Pastor Frank Pomeroy says it would be too painful to continue using First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs as a place of worship.
Pomeroy met with top executives of the Southern Baptist Convention, who had traveled to the community in a show of support, to discuss the demolition plan.
Twenty six people were killed and 20 others injured when Devin Kelley opened fire inside the church last Sunday.
Pomeroy says he hopes to turn the site into a memorial for those who were killed in the attack and build a new church on the property the church owns.