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Church pastor beaten to death with electric guitar by man who rammed car into church


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.

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.

Baptist Church

Horror: A member of the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill, Texas, reacts in terror to pastor Kirk's murder

'My pastor's bleeding, he's been attacked,' the worker tells dispatchers while locked in her office.'I'm not going out there. I need real help fast. Send policeman. I do need an ambulance also.


'Does your pastor know him?' the dispatcher asked.

'I have no idea.'

Texas Rangers

Seeking answers: The Forest Hill Police still don't know why the unidentified assailant attacked pastor Kirk



The flock: Hundreds of members of Kirk's congregation gathered to mourn the founder of their church

The unidentified assailant apparently drove his car into the church wall on purpose shortly before noon.

He then began to attack Kirk in the parking lot before chasing him into the church, according to Forest Hill Police Chief Dan Dennis.

When police arrived they found the suspect striking Kirk with an electric guitar they believe was already in the church.

When police arrived they had to use a Taser to subdue the man, handcuffed him, and locked him in their patrol car.

Sadly it was too late for Kirk who had already died.

Church members

Shocked: Church members wept in stunned sorrow at the murder of a pastor they described as a cheerful man given to bear hugs

A maintenance worker who tried to help Kirk was also injured and taken to an area hospital but his condition is unknown.

The assailant himself  was found unresponsive shortly after being taken into custody and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Dennis told reporters police did not yet know if the suspect knew Kirk, attended the church, or what his motives were for attacking the pastor.

For hours after the shocking attack hundreds gathered outside the church, gathering around the crime-scene tape wrapped around a small statue of Jesus near the wrecked car.

Sweethome Church

Home sweet home: Kirk started the church in a strip mall before growing it to hundreds of members and building the red brick church

Many mourned Kirk as a dedicated minister with a cheerful personality who knew the names of each of his hundreds of church members.

'He really was concerned about our souls,' recalled Montoya McNeil, a member for eight years. 'You looked forward to being here... I'm not asking God why, because I know where he is, but we won't get those big bear hugs and those great sermons anymore.'

Kirk started the congregation years ago in a strip mall before growing the ranks so large he needed to build a red-brick church.

He was also an unofficial volunteer chaplain who occasionally counseled members of the local high school football team.

'Our hearts are heavy right now,' said Reginald Wilson, an associate minister at the church. 

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Comment by barbara glover on October 31, 2012 at 4:40pm

don't worry every little thing gonna be alright

Comment by Bombahdrop on October 31, 2012 at 4:28pm
Yes Barbara that is what the World needs to heal itself and the people dem.
Comment by barbara glover on October 31, 2012 at 3:18pm

u are so rite bombahdrop we need to show each other love and compassion and respect that's what the world need now a days

Comment by Bombahdrop on October 31, 2012 at 3:00pm
@Barbara, God always looks after his lost sheep, you are so right about that. Yes I agree holloween is a Devil holiday. I like holloween for fun but not a worshipper of it nor am I going out there to dance with the Devil in celebration of no holloween parade. As far as this hurricane Sandy, people who over worship vanity,worldly things,worthless material are experiencing what it feels like for the less fortunate,homeless,and the starving. People don't know what they have till its gone. I'm sitting listening to ny1 news and they talking about working as a team to recover from this disaster, that new yorkers know how to come together when disasters strike. I'm sitting here like, people should not only come together and show Love,Compassion and support for one another in these times but all the time. Don't wait for a devastation to come together is all I'm saying make it a part of your life to care love support and show compassion. Then like always everything goes back to normal every one back being evil killings increase Ans so forth Thad what I don't understand.
Comment by barbara glover on October 31, 2012 at 2:45pm

sufferahsmusic watch u mouth why u have to cuss so much man

Comment by Sufferahsmusic Media Prod on October 31, 2012 at 2:29pm

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Comment by barbara glover on October 31, 2012 at 2:23pm

bombhadrop i am so glad u are ok and well god look out for his people i am not thinking bout no devil holiday halloween is  a devil worshiping hoilday just way until another disasters come again next time it will be fire and brim stone god gonna burn up evil people praise god he is still alive god is in charge amen

Comment by Bombahdrop on October 31, 2012 at 1:37pm
@Barbara you know what kills me is that its only been one day since the disaster sandy passed and all people can think about is some holloween parade. They said in the news that they are thinking about postponing the parade for next Lmbo. How do you reschedule a holiday, are you serious. People need to be more realistic the focus should be on building back up manhatten and all the places hit just as hard not rescheduling holloween. Holloween Tha year was a wash get over it there will always be next year. If this hurricane happened in Christmas for instance would they have rescheduled Christmas or any other holiday for that matter, I think not. SMDH.
Comment by Bombahdrop on October 31, 2012 at 1:27pm
Hey Barbara! I'm okay thank you for your caring concern. It really warmed my heart and made me smile when I saw you had reached out to me. I didn't reach out to you because I had to conserve my battery n my phone for a real emergency. I only had my phone to keep in touch with the outside world so I had to turn it off to preserve battery life. Other than that Barbara thanks be to God my power is up and running, Tweety. Lol
Comment by Yahzequel Ben Israel on October 31, 2012 at 1:04pm

My people you need to wake up sorry about the pastor he was a lost soul also preaching white supremacy religion of man you shall know his faith on judgment day just like everyone of us, again when a person breath left their body,it does not mean they are in heaven, lies of religions of man, the bible tells us sr8t that on the judgment day the 1st trumpet sound the righteous will rise and will be  the messiyah yahoshua not the white jesus christos, and the 2nd trumpet will sound and this is the sinners will be put to the lake of fire.again keep out of religions of man christianity,judaism,islam,etc,. the bible is not a religious book its a black history book it tells us the past,present,future of the children of jacob/isreal and also teach us how to worship our father Yah and also how we must interact with each other.i could go on but one must study 2timothy2-15, see site wake up my people its going to get worst in these pagan churches and religions of man doctrine this message is for the believers.AMEIN

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