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Video: Idaho Pastor, Victim of Shooting, Records Easter Message For Coeur d'Alene Church

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Pastor Tim Remington, 55, of Coeur d'Alene, has served more than 20 years at The Altar Church in Coeur d'Alene. - CHRISTIAN CHARACTER BUILDERS
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An Idaho pastor, shot by a gunman the day after he gave the invocation at a March 5 rally for Republican presidential contender Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has been moved from the hospital to his home, where his family said he would continue a long recuperation.

The family of Pastor Tim Remington has requested no visitors, but he surprised his congregation at The Altar Church in Coeur d'Alene on Easter Sunday, when he appeared in a three-minute video.

"I'm OK. It'll be a while, but I'm OK," Remington told his congregation in a recorded message.. 

Following the shooting, which took place in the parking lot of The Altar, alleged shooter Kyle Odom, 30, of Coeur d'Alene, reportedly fled to Boise and got a plane at the Boise airport, eventually arriving in Washington,D.C.

Odom was arrested March 8 outside the White House, where law enforcement said he had tossed a flash drive and packet of documents over the White House fence. Authorities later said the packet included a lengthy "hypersexualized Martian manifesto" that threatened the lives of scores of people, including dozens of members of the United States Congress.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports Remington, who was shot eight times, has shown some movement in his fingers but will probably not be able to put any weight on his right leg for about a month.

“We want the community to know we are so thankful and grateful for all their support, but he needs to be protected right now and rest,” Jon Padula, an associate pastor at The Altar Church, told the Press. “We would ask that nobody go out there, absolutely nobody.”