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Wynn takes new church role

Posted September 8, 2008

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— Reverend Sam Wynn greeted his new congregation Sunday.

Wynn was the guest of honor at a reception at Haymount United Methodist Church, where he will serve as as superintendent of the Fayetteville district's United Methodist churches.

Wynn was named to the post in June, but took a leave of absence after his estranged wife, Rosemary Todd Wynn, was killed.

Authorities say Rose Wynn, 53, was attacked June 4 at a home in Raeford. Her 10-year-old son found her bloody and unconscious. She was taken to a hospital, where she died the next day.

Authorities quickly identified Sam Wynn as a person of interest in her death. Hoke County and Wake County sheriff’s deputies searched the home where he lived as pastor of Hollands United Methodist Church in Raleigh.

Rose Wynn's death remains unsolved, and no arrests have been made. Authorities said Sam Wynn is cooperating with the investigation.


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  • pebbles262004 Sep 9, 2008

    I believe I would move to a different "conference"

  • pebbles262004 Sep 9, 2008

    Thats right support this man of his wrong doing!!!!!

  • teacher-mom Sep 8, 2008

    Innocent until proven guilty.

  • annaagades9 Sep 8, 2008

    The United Methodist Church should have distanced itself from this man months ago. According to family members, Wynn was abusive to his wife and even threatened to murder her the night before she was, in fact, murdered. A coincidence? Yeah, sure. Is this another case of close-minded Christianists condoning the immoral behavior of their fellow believers no matter how morally repugnant their actions?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Sep 8, 2008

    When we think of all of the mothers that have been killed, potentially by there husbands, this one tends to be forgotten. This is another "He said - She can't say".

  • colliedave Sep 8, 2008

    Don't understand why the conference - I believe that is the proper UMC term - doesn't place him on sabtical until the issue with his wife's death is solved,