I’m sure praying for the dead is outside the norms of Baptist theology, yet I’ll remember the Rev. Kyle Lake in prayer.
He was thirty-three when he died on Sunday, and as the headline below suggests, was electrocuted in front of his congregation, University Baptist Church, Waco, Texas. Microphone. Baptistry. You can figure out the rest or read the story. (The baptisand was not seriously hurt.) Pray for the congregation, too.
I’m thinking of other young ministers I’ve read about who’ve died young. If I find it for All Souls (tomorrow) I’ll type out a touching century old obituary of a twenty-something Universalist minister and his sweetheart who died in a boating accident. But to loose a pastor so young, in the course of duty, and before the congregation on Sunday must be unbearable.