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Pastor Killed With Electric Guitar After Driver Crashes Into Church

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and from the janitor who was also attacked,

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Authorities say a North Texas pastor died after a man drove his car into the church and attacked the pastor with an electric guitar.


FOREST HILL, Texas — A pastor in suburban Fort Worth was killed Monday by an attacker who rammed a car into a church wall, chased the pastor and beat him with an electric guitar, police said.

Forest Hill police did not say why the unidentified suspect attacked the Rev. Danny Kirk Sr., the founding pastor of Greater Sweethome Missionary Baptist Church.

The suspect, who police subdued by using a Taser, died a short time after being taken into custody.

Forest Hill Police Chief Dan Dennis said the suspect drove his car into a church wall before noon Monday, apparently on purpose. The suspect got out of the car and began to attack the pastor in the parking lot before chasing him into the church, Dennis said. The church secretary hid and called 911, Dennis said.

Police arrived to find the suspect assaulting Kirk with an electric guitar that they believe was already inside the church, Dennis said. An officer used a Taser on the suspect, handcuffed him and put him in the back of a patrol car.

By then, Kirk had died, Dennis said. A maintenance worker who tried to help Kirk was injured and taken to an area hospital. His condition was unknown.

Dennis said the suspect was found unresponsive shortly after being detained and was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Kirk fought back during the attack, Dennis said, but it's unclear if that played any role in the suspect's death. An autopsy was being performed on the suspect to determine the cause of death.

Dennis said he didn't know if the suspect knew Kirk, attended the church or why he might have attacked the minister.

Hours after the incident, hundreds of people remained outside the church, where crime-scene tape was wrapped around a small statue of Jesus near the wrecked car. Some hugged each other and cried, while others recalled Kirk as a dedicated minister who also had a bubbly personality and knew the names of the 800 church members.

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

According to former Forest Hill Mayor James Gosey, Kirk started the church years ago in a strip mall before building the red-brick church.

Kirk was also an unofficial volunteer chaplain who occasionally counseled members of a local high school football team, Fort Worth school district spokesman Clint Bond said.

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

*The picture of Mary sinking into the ground with crime scene tape on her is kind of creepy.*

**Picture of Birdow added. This is his arrest record below*

Name: Derrick Birdow

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Age: 32 years

Processing Date: 05-30-2011
Alleged Violations:
LOCAL MC LOCAL CLASS C WARRAN

OT WARRANT MC FTA

OT WARRANT MC NO VALID DL

OT WARRANT MC SPD

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Dick.

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That is so Metal!

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Wow. That's crazy. And now we will probably never know why the guy did it. Unless drugs are found in his system.

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whoa... kinda badass killin a dude with an electric guitar!

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now that's something you don't read on a daily basis.
Bet he was on drugs

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It's because Rock and Roll is the Devil's music.

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Wow. That's crazy. And now we will probably never know why the guy did it. Unless drugs are found in his system.
His brother said he was, "acting strangely about a week before this incident"

I'm still looking for a picture. His name is Derrick Birdow.

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