Mega Church Pastor Beaten to Death with Electric Guitar by Man Who Rammed Car into Church

Peter Rugg, Daily Mail (London), October 30, 2012

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.

‘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.’

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.

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.

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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  • IstvanIN

    A “downlow” relationship gone bad was the first thing that came to mind.

  • A black pastor is a womanizer, almost by definition. The assailant was probably cuckolded.

    • Who says he’s Black?  Nothing in the story about race.

      • The__Bobster

        Come on. There were plenty of clues, the biggest one being that race WASN’T mentioned.

        What the hell, let’s see his picture.

        Well, color me surprised.

        • The__Bobster

          What about the perp? Surely, HE must be of the Caucasian persuasion.

          Darn, wrong again.

          •  For a minute there Bobster I thought we were dealing with a Korean American and a Mexican American.

          • Another Bantu with soulless, dead eyes.

          • 5n4k33y35

            The__Bobster keeps getting the scoop before anyone else here. That kind of diligence is important because the mainstream media omits these details routinely.

          • I thought it was Steve Miller, whe they mentioned an electric guitar.

          • Sherman_McCoy

            Oops, there goes my morning coffee spewed onto my computer again.

          • jeffaral

            Oh Gawd, he’s coal black.   What a surprise!

        • Thanks for the picture, but that does not support John’s claim.

          • Bill

            Then YOU aren’t paying attention, or are one of those who are in denial about  black race realities.  

          • The__Bobster

            I was answering you, not John.

          • jeffaral

            Dear Franklin: are you black??

      • That’s definitely a thoroughly black crowd in the picture above.

      •  The Who used to smash their guitars, but they never smashed one over somebody’s head.

    • jeffaral

      A Black pastor is the equivalent of a tribal chieftain in Africa :  you get all the girls.  It’s really like heaven!  

    • nah, it was prob-ah-bee ober a pair of air jordans, gnomeasayin?

  • FourFooted_Messiah

    Wait, what?  I’m still too busy laughing at the idea of someone being beaten with an electric guitar, of all things, to match article with comments.

    •  He could play the guitar just like ringing a bell, GO GO, GO Johnny Go

      • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

         You two are being callously ignorant as WS always are!  This article makes it obvious that electric guitars are the problem.  Is it any surprise that an electric guitar was involved?  Ban electric guitars!

        • IstvanIN

           Dam Les Paul, dam him to hell!

          • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight

             He has a great deal to answer for, certainly.  But whoever invented the “whammy bar” is headed for eternal dam-nation with no reprieve!

  • Let me guess… the “pastor” wore Rolex watches and drove an Escalade. He was known for his fancy dress and smoth demeanor. Oh yeah, and he dealt drugs on the side or some such. I am psychic.

  • IstvanIN

     There has to be sexual shenanigans involved, I just know it!

  • Electric guitar?  The Lord sure works in mysterious ways.

  • APaige

    Two other truths:
    1. The guitar was stolen.
    2. It had to be a Les Paul, I mean a Strat would have just given he a cut.

    • Frank Holloway

      A Strat or a Tele is actually a more robust guitar than a Les Paul guitar.
      The headstock on the Les Paul guitar is notoriously easy to snap off due to its 17 degree neck angle and its truss rod adjustment cavity at that crucial area on the neck and the fact that most LP necks are made of the softer mahogany wood than Fender’s traditional maple neck.
      The 4 bolt neck  to body joint of the Fender product can take a lot of stress before it gives way. Watch Pete Townsend try to smash a lovely  and now very valuable mid 1950s Stratocaster in the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival film to see what I mean.

      • APaige

        Thanks for the info. I always thought of a Les Paul having a ‘thicker’ sound and the Strat having a ‘thinner’ sound, and thought that was do to the construction of the guitar.

        • Frank Holloway

          Yes, the sound is partially due to the materials used and also the pickup and bridge construction. The  classic Fender guitars have that patented high sound due to their narrow single coil pickups with less winding as opposed to Gibson’s wider P-90 single coil pickups or their PAF humbuckers with that great mid tone honk.

          The Les Paul guitar is more sensitive to the quality of the wood used.
          To sound good it needs to be made of high quality honduran mahogany that is not too dense and heavy with a carved half inch thick eastern maple top. 

          As a weapon, say to beat to a wayward negro minister to death, my choice of solid body guitar will always be one of the two classic Fender solid body guitars, as these will hold up in the job of smashing a thick negroid skull case.

  • His chickens came home to roost!

  • IstvanIN

     They mock us when they kill us.  None of us is responsible for this. I am sure this death is a huge loss to humanity (gag).  Hopefully we will find out what why guitar-black picked pastor-black as his victim.

  • Sherman_McCoy

    Yeah, it didn’t say what make of guitar it was.  My favorite “ax” is my G&L tellie.  It lays down some “killer” licks.

  • jeffaral

    Something new there: Usually blacks kill with guns or machetes.  

  • jeffaral

    The MSM and the “minorities” are always mocking us Whites.   Let’s have a bit of fun for once.   Thanks!

  • lights mckay

    Because this church lady conservatism has worked out great in the past, right?

  • hey, he didn’t die of a heart attack, he died of an electric guitar attack

  • Puggg

    The going theory about that is that his “counseling” vis-a-vis these young men involved comforting his rod…I’ll stop there.

  • I’m sure it’s nearly 100% White people reaching into their pockets to give to the deranged black beggars.

  •  A few months ago I was accosted by a tough-looking black male as I walked out of a 7-11 at noontime in a working-class (mostly White) neighborhood (that borders a mostly black neighborhood).  He appeared from out of no where and asked if I was a cop.  (I was dressed in business casual, am clean-cut, and drive a Ford Taurus w/ tinted windows, so it’s reasonable to suspect that.)  I think he was sizing me up, but stood about 20 feet away with my car between us.  He was only about 5-7, but 200 lbs and rock solid, about 30 y/o.  I’m 6 ft 160 lbs, slim, very fit, almost 50 y/o.  He showed my his graphic tattoos on each arm and then began to beg for some money; not aggressively, almost pathetically, saying how “humiliating this was for him.”

    I had never given to beggars before, but against my better judgement, I reached into my wallet and handed him a $5 bill across the hood of my car, and he reached out to shake my hand, which I did, and he went away meekly.  Immediately  thereafter, I realized the very dangerous position I was in by letting him get close to me.

    Looking back, I think I was subtly & softly strong-armed.  Any thoughts folks?

  • Formerly_Known_as_Whiteplight


     A LONG time ago, I had a friend (white) who belonged to a 99% black church congregation for a short time.  He actually played a left handed Gibson guitar (well) and used it in the church “orchestra.”  I guess he was so filled with the spirit one day that he forgot it.  He remembered it the next day, but guess what?  It had already been stolen.