First Baptist Church Pastor Frank Pomeroy said he was not at the church Sunday morning when the shooting took place. His youngest daughter, Annabelle, was.
Pomeroy said he was in Oklahoma at the time. The pastor was driving back to Sutherland Springs when he spoke to ABC News.
According to Pomeroy, every one of his family's close friends is among the deceased.
Pomeroy said he wants the world to know that his daughter Annabelle was "one very beautiful special child."