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6/8/07-East Texas

Parents Carry On Son's Ministry

It's been almost two years since thousands of people packed a Waco church to remember Kyle Lake. The young pastor of University Baptist was electrocuted during a baptism at a Sunday morning service in October of 2005.

His parents, David and Shirley, were on their way home from a family get together in Central Texas when they got the call.

David says, "It kept breaking up, but we could tell from the conversation that Kyle had an accident, and so, we turned around immediately and went towards Waco."

"You just think 'They're wrong. That didn't happen.' You keep on thinking that, and you keep on being numb. Shock goes in, and it's just a very difficult time," says Shirley.

Kyle was married to his college sweetheart, and together, they had three children. He was the minister of a very large church, and the author of two Christian books.

"He had a great love for God, his Lord Jesus Christ, and a great passion for people," says David.

His parents have started a non-profit organization in Kyle's name, and next weekend, they're hosting a golf tournament in his honor.

"He'd say 'Oh, that's nuts.' He'd say 'I just can't believe that.' Kyle was very humble," says Shirley.

The money raised will go to some of the Christian organizations Kyle supported through the years. It's his parents way of carrying on his ministry and keeping his memory alive.

There are still spots available in the first ever 'Kyle Lake Memorial Golf Tournament.'

If you'd like to play, here is the information:

Oakhurst Golf Course - Bullard
Friday, June 15th
Shotgun Start -  1:00pm
Entry Fees - $100 and up
To Enter Call 903-561-5050

Lindsay Wilcox/Reporting: lwilcox@kltv.com

 

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