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SBC DIGEST: Florida exec suffers heart attack; Virginia pastor burned in accident

Florida state executive to undergo surgery after heart attack

Florida Baptist Convention state executive Tommy Green had a heart attack on Saturday, Feb. 3, and is scheduled for heart surgery on Thursday, according to FBC social media posts.

“He is doing well and appreciates the outpouring of prayers and love for him and the success of the surgery,” one post said.

Green has led the Florida Baptist Convention since June 2015 after having served as pastor of First Baptist Brandon, Fla., for 19 years.

Virginia pastor suffers major burns from backyard fire

Kevin Corey, youth pastor at Calvary Road Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va., suffered third-degree burns over most of his body after a gas can exploded in his hand last week.

According to local news reports, Corey was burning documents in his backyard. He was adding gasoline as an accelerant and apparently, the gas can got too close to the fire and exploded.

Corey was in the process of moving to Glasgow, Va., to take a position as pastor of another church.

His daughter Jenna Guercia, who has provided updates on Corey’s Facebook page, said Corey will have to undergo at least 20 surgeries in the coming months. He is currently hospitalized in the Washington, D.C., area.

A Meal Train site for the family has so far raised $8,940 of a $20,000 goal.

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