Todd Alan Bagley was a white man from Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, United States. He was married to Stacie Lynn Woodard Bagley, a white woman from Newbern, Dyer County, Tennessee, USA.
Both Todd and Stacie were Christian youth ministers. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was born in 1973 in Ottumwa to Rickey D. Bagley and Georgia A. Crouse Bagley.
- His paternal grandparents Raymond Edgar Bagley and Edna Christina Alvina Noftz Sweatt and his maternal grandparents George Crouse and Marcene Crouse are all from Ottumwa.
- He was a U.S. Army veteran. He was stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, USA.
- He fell in love with Stacie the moment he saw her sing in the church choir at Grace Christian Center in Killeen where they both worked with the youth group.
- On January 12, 1996, he got married to Stacie in Travis, Texas.
- After getting married, he and Stacie moved from Fort Hood to Iowa where they served as Christian youth ministers.
- He worked as an assistant health director with Bos Landen Athletic Club in Pella, Iowa.
- He lived near Pella before returning to Ottumwa in February 1999.
- He was a member of the Jubilee Family Church, a nondenominational evangelical charismatic church in Oskaloosa, Iowa where he and Stacie served as youth pastors.
- He considered becoming a police officer, which concerned Stacie because of the dangers of the job.
- In June 1999, he and Stacie returned to Fort Hood in Bell County, Killeen to attend revival services. In the morning of June 21, 1999, the couple attended a morning worship service. After having lunch with friends that day, he stopped at a convenience store called Mickey’s to use the payphone while she waited for him in the car, a Buick LeSabre. When gang members Christopher Lewis and Tony Sparks approached him and asked him for a ride to their uncle’s house, he agreed. The couple occupied the front seat while Lewis and Sparks sat in the backseat with their fellow gang member Christopher Andre Vialva, who gave him directions before pointing .40 caliber gun at him and ordering him to stop the car. The gang members, with Vialva serving as the mastermind, robbed the couple before killing them at a secluded area in the Belton Lake Recreation Area on the on the Fort Hood military reservation with the help of two other members namely Brandon Bernard and Terry Brown.
- He was buried at the Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Ottumwa.
- A plaque hanging at the Jubilee Family Church in Oskaloosa says he and Stacie were “martyred for their Christian witness on June 21, 1999.”