View Full Version : Texas Pastor Electrocuted During Baptism

10-30-2005, 10:01 PM
A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his church Sunday morning after grabbing a microphone while partially submerged, a church employee said.

The Rev. Kyle Lake, 33, was standing in water up to his shoulder in a baptismal 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, she said. Lake was taken by ambulance to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where nursing supervisor Pat Mahl said he was pronounced dead.

The woman Lake was baptizing was not injured, Dudley said.


10-30-2005, 10:08 PM
so he was in the water and grabbed an electric microphone.....yea.....bright

10-30-2005, 11:24 PM
That should be nominated for the Darwin Awards...feel sorry for the guy and his family, but a little common sense would be nice.

10-31-2005, 12:56 PM
Maybe it was a sign from above?

10-31-2005, 01:06 PM
It's called thinning the herd...

10-31-2005, 01:18 PM
That was on the news here the other day, how traumatized would you be if you were being baptized and the Minister got electricuted.