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Pastor preaches forgiveness after wife killed by carjacker

Struggling, David Plessy turned to his Bible, and by chance, it was open to Luke Chapter 2, Verse 29: "Lord, you're letting your servant depart in peace."

NEW ORLEANS -- Pastor David Plessy, whose wife was killed during a tragic carjacking in Gentilly, returned to the church where they both met.

"My wife is captivated and allured by Jesus, I couldn't imagine being on her mind at all right now," Plessy said.

Plessy has turned to God to give him strength during this difficult time. And this Sunday, less than a week after his wife, Jeannot Plessy, was killed by a carjacker who ran over her with her own car, David Plessy returned to Victory Fellowship Church where the two not only met, but called to spend the rest of their lives preaching the Gospel.

"I felt the call immediately. I hadn't thought about it before I looked at my wife, she looked at me, we ran up," he remembered.

Plessy remembers when a pastor asked if anyone wanted to branch out and launch churches during service in 2005. They were supposed to start in Mexico.

"But then when Katrina hit, I came back to New Orleans and all our Mexican brothers were here, they were all working," he said.

The Plessys would later help found Crossover Christian Fellowship in Metairie and focus on helping the hopeless.

After Jeannot's death, David felt lost.

"When my wife was killed, I prayed, my children prayed," he said. "By the next morning I forgot how to pray."

Struggling, he turned to his Bible, and by chance, it was open to Luke Chapter 2, Verse 29: "Lord, you're letting your servant depart in peace."

From that moment on David realized he had to put all of his faith in God to relieve his loss.

"But Jesus will return 100 fold for what I give," he said.

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The story and how Plessy is healing from this tragedy has gripped in faith as well as Mayor LaToya Cantrell and NOPD Police Chief Michael Harrison who earlier said residents can feel safer because investigators have arrested two men, including a juvenile with the crime.

"This young man falls into a category within the spectrum, and he has the same ability that I have," Plessy said.

But whereas Plessy told us earlier he wanted to scream out of anger and grief, tonight through God, he's found a place of forgiveness and prays those involved will be able to find light in their lives.

17-year-old Jontrell Robinson, and 18-year-old Edwin Cottrell, as well an a juvenile have been arrested for the carjacking. Robinson's and Cotrell's bonds have been set at $600,000.