Friends of Pastor Ivan Pitts say he was stabbed several times in the eye, back and neck area outside his Long Beach home.

By Jaysha Patel

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — Pastor Ivan Pitts at Second Baptist Church in Santa Ana is recovering after police say he was brutally attacked and stabbed Thursday morning outside his home in Long Beach.

Pastor Ralph Williamson at Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine says he and Pitts are in a coalition of pastors that were scheduled to meet at 9 a.m. Thursday.

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