Skip to comments.Mega church pastor beaten to death with electric guitar by man who rammed car into church
Posted on 10/30/2012 8:44:42 PM PDT by Morgana
A North Texas congregation is reeling after an attacker rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor, and beat him to death with an electric guitar.
Police told reporters they didn't know why the unidentified suspect attacked Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., founding pastor of the Greater Sweethome MIssionary Baptist Church.
In a harrowing 911 call an unidentified church secretary said that some staff tried to fight him off but that Kirk was in desperate need of an ambulance.
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Now that is a headline you don't see every day.
The Obama zombies are losing it.
The assailant himself was found unresponsive shortly after being taken into custody and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
It was not a Mega Church. It was a podunk little church.
Somebody was on serious drugs.
Gibson or Fender?
Witnesses report that the guitar stayed in tune.
A better way to go at least than if it had been a banjo
Not to make light of this, but your post reminded me of a joke a Pastor once told me. There was a town with a prominent Baptist Church with a fairly robust evangelism team that would go out and invite people to the church.
The ministry was well familiar with "the town atheist" that enjoyed engaging with and debating the evangelism team whenever he could. "The town atheist" was fairly well known and the other churches in town had their own run ins with him.
Well anyway one day the church catches fire and while the firemen are there a crowd gathers. Lo and behold the Pastor sees "the town atheist" standing on the sidewalk. So he approaches and exclaims "so you finally decided to come to church?!"
The town atheist shrugs and says, "you never set it on fire before."
While I realize some people dislike so-called megachurches and not always without reason, this is not one. It is a majority black church with humble beginnings, that built a fairly traditional red brick church building. The congregation numbers in the hundreds. It is, I believe, a Missionary Baptist Church.
What’s the cut off for megachurch designation, anyway? A couple thoisand? Is this strictly applied to only nondenominational or Protestant churches, or can a Catholic Church be regarded as a megachurch due to the number of parishioners?
The car sustained a damaged Fender, according to the Marshall.
There is so much evil in this world.
Many of these pastors open themselves to this sort of thing, but it is also sad when pastors turn people away from the Church.
The family of the killer indicated that this fellow want all there.
Humor over the death of anyone, especially a man of God eludes me. But that is just me.
It was a small Church.
My bet is the pastor was bangin the perps wife/girlfriend/ho.
I have an atheist friend and I’m gonna regale him with that one.
It could happen.
It happens all the time.
ask gamecock that question.
“Fenders are hard to break.”
It does more than elude me. It sickens me.
Some witnesses, however, described the vehicle as a Pickup.
I thought that by posting this in religion we might avoid the normal humor but I was wrong.
Tragic and bizarre. Prayers for that family and community.
Don’t fret, police are stringing together a theory of the dispute’s amplification.
Some find perverse humor in anything, especially things religious.
That is probably a good bet. Reminds me of the movie “The Apostle” only it was the minister that did that head smashing.
The new game: Obama Guitar Hero.
Fender, gives a lickin’ and keeps on tickin.
If you check the Daily Mail site, the jokes didn’t play well with some of the readers who tuned to it, one of whom had this bone to pick:
“The negative comments on here are atrocious, only coming from the dregs of humanity. I am a proud heathen myself, even as a man who does not believe in or follow Christianity.”
that one guitar made his whole life change.
Now he needs to keep rockin’ he just can’t stop -
Gotta keep on rockin’ that boy has got to stay on top
Now, FOR SOME REASON, he stopped breathing while with the cops and was pronounced dead when cops got to hospital.
I think the cops (I saw one was black), stopped somewhere and made sure the killer stopped breathing.
Justice happened right there - no trial and the guy getting a few years and get out. He stopped living right after he stopped the minister living.
Read the local paper story:
This idiot was nuts.
The preacher was a big man, as was the janitor. This crazy nut crashed a car into the church on Monday morning, gets out and start beating the hell out of the janitor.
The preacher tries to intervene and gets knocked out. Then the bad guy grabs an electric guitar and starts clubbing the big guy. It must have been real ugly because he was still bashing him when the cops finally arrived. Nothing would stop the guy until the cops tazed him and threw him in the car.
The preachers brother is a sheriff in another TX county, or was. This is scary stuff. Mental wacko needed double tap from a .45. Nothing less would have stopped him. Mental wacko, not drugs but just crazy. They are out there, just hope you or your family members never run across this type unarmed.
The Texas that I knew would've had multiple holes in the murderer long before his 3rd strike with the guitar... even in a church.
Reminds me of the local pain-in-the-butt atheist here years ago. Constantly causing problems till the day he died, and he died praying for god to forgive him.
Many people here knew who I am speaking about.
I saw that, too.
Reporters do not write their own headlines. Headline writers work hurriedly and don’t always read the copy carefully. That appears to be the case here.
Nothing “mega” about that church.
Usually these things are murder suicides. And I noticed the assailant died. So, did he turn the guitar on himself?
That, and the one with two guys sitting on a bench in Hell. One turns to the other and says "I hate this place."
Why? Is Morgana slacking off?
I’m guessing a Gibson Les Paul.
Couple of reasons:
Fenders use primarily single coil pickups, not nearly as dark a sound as the humbuckers employed on Gibsons.
Take a look at your run of the mill death metal band - no telecasters, maybe a strat or two, but primarily Les Pauls
Oh, and Les Pauls are heavy.
Now that is a headline you don’t see every day.
Why? Is Morgana slacking off?
I don’t make the news or report it. I just re-post it!
That's what I've been saying for at least seven years. If no one believed me then, why should anyone believe you now?