Pastor killed at Pentecostal church with no congregation

By Calvin Palmer

A Pentecostal church pastor with no congregation but who went to the church every Sunday on the chance that someone might turn up to pray was killed in the church yesterday.

Police found the body of Carol Daniels, 61, of Oklahoma City, inside the small weather-beaten Christ Holy Sanctified Church in Anadarko, a town of 6,000 people about 60 miles southwest of Oklahoma City.

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown said that Daniels had trauma to her body, but would not disclose details, including how, when or where Daniels died.

The pastor’s body was found after police were asked to check on her, Brown said. She could not immediately say who asked police to look in on Daniels.

Brown said the church did not have a regular congregation, but that Daniels was there every Sunday in case people came in to pray or hear a sermon.

“From the little bit I know about her, she was very dedicated to her calling,” Brown said.

Detectives are interviewing people who live near the church and expect to do more extensive interviews with family and friends.

Mitchell Pendarvis, who lives next door to the church, said that Daniels’ car was usually the only vehicle at the church, which is near an alley where men sometimes congregate and drink.

Daniels was a graduate of Douglass High School in Oklahoma City and the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. She is survived by her adult daughter, Raina.

Daniels’ mother, Charlesetta Dunlap, said the family had no further information about the circumstances surrounding her daughter’s death.

“We don’t know anything yet,” she said.

[Based on a report by the Associated Press.]

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3 responses to “Pastor killed at Pentecostal church with no congregation

  1. aj

    You can’t just (barely) re-write a story, steal quotes, and slap on a new lead and say the story is “By Calvin Palmer” … “based on a report from the Associated Press”.

    You’re a plagiarist.

    • calvininjax

      Have you ever worked in a newspaper?

      Much of my professional life was spent doing what appears on this blog site for a daily newspaper — monitoring the wires, selecting suitable stories, re-nosing and editing them, as well as continually updating them.

      The byline was introduced when I discovered other people were taking the content of this site. Some stories do contain personal comment.

      A plagiarist is someone who does not acknowledge the source of material used but passes it off as his or her own. I think you will find every story here attributes its source.

      Just stick to trying to sell internet and cable services for your company.

  2. Joy

    Its not a quite no congreration church. My mom and her best friend Sis Icey Simmons. My dad is also a member. he lives two blocks down why drive. it had members. and affiliates.

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