Monday, February 22, 2010

Two Street Preachers Martyred in Florida

Friday, 19 February 2010 18:03
Stephen Ocean and Tite Sifra had been saved out of a violent gang lifestyle in Boynton Beach, Florida. So they went back to their neighborhood to share the good news of Christ. They met 18 year old Jeriah Woody on Second Avenue and shared the Gospel with him.

Woody ended the conversation when he received a phone call. But a few minutes later Woody approached the Sifra and Ocean and viciously shot and killed them.

Woody, who turned himself in to Boynton Beach police Wednesday, is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Saturday night deaths of Stephen Ocean, 23, and Tite Sufra, 24, near the Boynton Beach city library.The police say the motive was simply an old gang vendetta. We believe they were killed exercising their civil rights for preaching the gospel.


It must remain safe to minister on the streets of America. Help us urge US Attorney General Eric Holder to launch a civil rights investigation into the murders of Sifnu and Ocean.

Contact the United States Department of Justice’s Civil Rights, Criminal Section.
•Call: (202) 514-3204


  1. Wow, I will lift their families up in prayer.

  2. This really grieves me, especially knowing kids walked into another church in bay area last week and shot two teens.....

    I mourn for these families. Roman 12:15 "Rejoice with those that rejoice; mourn with those who mourn."