Norman Pastor In Right Place At Right Time During Deadly Storm

Friday, May 24th 2013, 10:54 pm
By: News 9

A pastor in Norman says when the tornado touched down Monday afternoon, it was God who put him in the right place at the right time.

It was in the parking lot of the Warren Theatre where plenty of people came to help. Little did they know those minutes and those seconds where the beginning of a Heavenly-sent bond between complete strangers.

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Seven crosses are now outside of what used to be Plaza Towers Elementary.

Brothers Dalton, Jaden and their sister Tori were there when the EF-5 tornado took aim on their school.

After the twister tore through town, the walking wounded made their way here to the Warren Theater where people like Pastor Brian Hayes were waiting to offer help, hope and a hug.

Hayes was home in Norman watching it on TV, but he knew he needed to make his way Moore. That's where he met many of the children.

He waited with the kids until their parents were able to make their way over. The Pastor believes that was his mission on that awful Monday afternoon; A mission from the almighty Father.

The Pastor and his church have set up a fund for the family we spoke with today. If you'd like to help, go to