Plucked from 9/11’s Fire

This article published in A/G News by Dan Van Veen:

The 9/11 testimony of Twin Towers survivor and Assemblies of God

minister, Stanley Praimnath, originally given at Parkcrest Assembly

of God in Springfield, Missouri, will air on the Focus on the Family

radio program across the country on September 11, 2013.

41W5S4SWSZLTwelve years ago, Praimnath was on the 81st floor of Tower Two of the World Trade Center when terrorists crashed a jetliner into the building. Through a series of miraculous events, God brought Praimnath safely from the tower. Praimnath’s testimony will be shared on the radio program in memory of this tragic day in United States’ history.

Praimnath, who was the Sunday School superintendent for Bethel Assembly of God in Ozone Park, Queens, New York, in September 2011, says God has used him over the years to spread the gospel at churches, schools, colleges and other venues. He even wrote a book, “Plucked From the Fire,” ( about the experience.

Yet, as he continued work in the banking industry, he admits that it was at first difficult for him to speak and witness to people. “I had this recurring dream that kept telling me I wasn’t doing what I was supposed to be doing,” he says.

After receiving prayer from his friend and former Parkcrest pastor, Scott Temple — who is now director for AG Ethnic Relations — Praimnath says he knew exactly what he needed to do. He enrolled in Berean Bible courses ( and today he is a credentialed AG minister and the associate pastor at Bethel Assembly, Jim Persram, senior pastor.

“The day I registered for my first Berean class, I stopped having that dream,” says Praimnath, who continues to travel and share his testimony when called. “I’ve never had [the dream] again.”

Praimnath says he believes he’s currently experiencing the most joyous time of his life, sharing God’s message with others. “The easiest thing for me to do now is witness — it used to be an effort,” he says. “I feel so blessed.”

The Focus on the Family rebroadcast of Praimnath’s testimony can be heard on radio networks as well as received on an iPhone, iPad Touch or Android devices with the proper app (click here and scroll to the “Daily Broadcast App” links). His testimony is also a part of the AG’s “Nothing’s Too Hard for God” campaign


–Dan Van Veen


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