Texas Pastor Danny Kirk Sr. was murdered on Monday when a man crashed his car into the church where he ministered and beat him to death with an electric guitar. The incident occurred at 11:15 a.m.
Kirk was the pastor at the Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church in Forest Hill, Texas. The assailant has since been reported by local news to be 33-year-old Derek Birdow, whose children reportedly attend the church. Birdow was tasered on the scene by police and died shortly afterwards. One other person in the church was attacked and is reported to have suffered minor injuries.