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January 17, 2013

Pastor to replace preacher accused of murder



GARDENDALE, Ala. (AP) — North Alabama Methodists have named an interim pastor to replace a preacher charged with murder in the slaying of his wife.

Bill Bostick will take over at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church beginning Thursday.

Bostick's appointment was announced by Debra Wallace-Padgett, the United Methodist bishop for north Alabama.

The former pastor at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon, the Rev. Terry Greer, is recovering from what police describe as a suicide attempt after the gunshot killing of his wife, Lisa Greer.

Authorities charged Greer with murder in the killing. He's also charged with attempted murder in the wounding of his 18-year-old daughter.

Authorities haven't disclosed a possible motive in the shooting, but Greer has had health problems.

Methodist leaders have suspended Greer from his ministerial duties, but he remains a Methodist pastor.

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