[Paleopsych] AP: Pastor Electrocuted During Baptism -- Where wasGod?

Steve Hovland shovland at mindspring.com
Tue Nov 15 00:01:48 UTC 2005

God was in the machine that day :-)

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Pastor Electrocuted During Baptism -- Where was God? Oct 30, 2005, 7:18 PM
[Thanks to Laird for this.]

WACO, Texas

A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his church Sunday
after grabbing a microphone while partially submerged, a church employee

The Rev. Kyle Lake, 33, was standing in water up to his shoulder in a
at University Baptist Church when he was electrocuted, said Jamie Dudley, a
church business administrator and wife of another pastor there.

Doctors in the congregation performed chest compressions for 40 minutes
Lake was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, Dudley said. Police said
they weren't called and the hospital referred calls to the church.  The
Lake was baptizing was not injured, Dudley said.

Pastors at University Baptist Church routinely use a microphone during
baptisms, Dudley said.

"He was grabbing the microphone so everyone could hear," Dudley said. "It's
only way you can be loud enough."

About 800 people attended the morning service, which was larger than normal
because it was homecoming weekend at nearby Baylor University, Dudley said.
Lake, who had a wife and three children, had been at the church for nine
the last seven as pastor, Dudley said.
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