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Sutherland Springs Shooting
First responders work at the rear of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs in response to a fatal shooting, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs had a large online presence


First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Tex. was the scene of the deadliest mass shooting to take place in a house of worship in modern United States history.

The church kept an active presence on social media through Facebook and YouTube.

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According to their YouTube page, the church streamed each of their Sunday morning services on the video sharing site for at least the last three months. The videos show members of all ages attending service - from children to seniors.

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The church's Facebook page also shows that the church recently held a fall festival.

Pictures on their page - posted on Nov. 1 - show members dressed up in costumes, children playing various games as well as animals who were displayed on site.

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First Baptist Church says their mission is "to Honor and Glorify God by: studying his word, sharing his gospel, praying for His guidance, and doing His will not ours."

The church is affiliated with the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and led by senior pastor Frank Pomeroy. Pomeroy's wife says she was out of town when the shooting happened alongside her husband.

Pomeroy spoke to ABC News also confirming the news of his daughter's death by saying she "was one very beautiful, special child."

She also confirmed to the Associated Press that the couple lost their 14-year-old daughter.

Police have not confirmed whether Sunday's service was recorded for YouTube or live-streamed.

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