Charlotte Pastor bringing a gun to worship

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A Charlotte Pastor has finished her concealed carry class and says she will now bring a gun to church as she preaches.

Pastor Brenda Stevenson of New Outreach Chritian Center says the Charleston Massacre, where nine were killed inside a church, is one of many shootings that made her decide to take her own protection.

"It's just like me saying, 'Devil you will not get our church, any of our members -- and if you do come this way, you better make sure that you're ready to pay the cost,'" Stevenson said.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael, who teachers a concealed carry class, says more churches and pastors are coming in for training ever since the Charleston shootings.

"Since the Charleston shooting, we've had a lot more churches [take the class," Carmichael said.