Chaplains Ministered in Aftermath of Baltimore Bridge Collapse

By   •   March 27, 2024

A gaping space remains where the Francis Scott Key Bridge—an iconic 1.6 mile stretch of Baltimore skyline—once stood. Billy Graham Rapid Response Team chaplains ministered in Maryland—sharing the hope of Jesus Christ.

The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (BG-RRT) deployed to Baltimore after a 984-foot cargo ship lost power and rammed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26.

Leveling the bridge and sending eight construction workers into the frigid Patapsco River, the tragic event left four people presumed dead, with authorities recovering the bodies of two men.  Two others were rescued after the collapse. All eight men were repairing potholes on the bridge.

The news devastated community members and families, some of whom waited hours at a convenience store near the entrance of the bridge for word about their missing loved ones.

“I think many of us seeing this video are in shock and disbelief over what happened. We are praying for the families of the victims, survivors, law enforcement, and the community,” said Josh Holland, international director of the BG-RRT.

“We sent our crisis-trained chaplains to comfort, pray, and share God’s love with those who have been impacted by this horrific tragedy.”

Please pray for the families who are mourning and for the hurting people of Baltimore, Maryland during this tragic time.