John Powell Death -Dead – Obituary : Texas Pastor Killed While trying to Help other Driver.

By | July 19, 2020

John Powell Death -Dead – Obituary : Texas Pastor Killed While trying to Help other Driver.

We regret to report that  John Powell  has passed away, according  to the following  reports posted on social media and other platforms today July 19, 2010.

John Powell, a church planter and pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in New Caney, Texas, was killed in a highway accident Saturday (July 18), reportedly as he was helping a driver who had stopped in the traffic lanes. 
News of Powell’s death was shared on social media by Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission. Moore was a friend and former professor of Powell’s.
 “I am shocked and shaken and grieving this morning, beyond what I can say,” Moore wrote on Twitter. “My former student John Powell was killed last night, hit by an eighteen wheeler while helping stranded motorists off of a highway.” The Religious News Reported

Cause of Death.

We have not cause of the information for the deceased right now, this story will be updated once we have that information.


The following are some tributes and reactions from social media users.

Casey Harpe wrote Would you please pray for and consider donating to help this young family? John Powell was tragically killed in an accident last night. He was a beloved husband, father, and pastor in Texas. We went to seminary together and, although I didn’t know him very well, I knew him to be a devoted Christ-follower. You can read more about the Powells here.

Chenoa Baptist Church wrote 
Heartbreaking!  Pastor /church planter John Powell was killed by an 18 wheeler when he stopped to help someone with car trouble.  Well done, good and faithful servant. Please pray for his wife, four kids, and his church family. 

Jefferson M. Williams wrote 
Heartbreaking!  Pastor /church planter John Powell was killed by an 18 wheeler when he stopped to help someone with car trouble.  Well done, good and faithful servant. Please pray for his wife, four kids, and his church family. 

Shannon Isenberger· wrote 
We are shocked & saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of our church pastor John Powell . John was assisting another motorist when he was struck & killed. Pastor John lived life on mission. He loved and served the Lord, his family, and his church. I am certain he did not fear death. We are heartbroken for his sweet family and all of those who loved him, but we are not without hope. 

The Lord our God is creator of life and sovereign over death. He is perfect and holy. 
While His ways are not always understood, He is good. We praise God for the gift of John Powell and his family. We praise God in life and in death. Please be praying for his family. 

Melissa Scott · wrote 
I had to share some heartbreaking news with Pastor Nick after he preached today. One of his most influential mentors and closest friends was tragically killed last night while helping a motorist on the side of the road. 

I only recall the privilege of meeting John Powell and Katherine once, but his love for Christ and for others and for his wife and family were so evident. He took Nick under his wing at Boyce and taught him many things about how to be a faithful Christian man. 

Nick’s character is partially owing to John Powell: his integrity, the way he loves me and Ellie Jo so well, his zeal for the Lord and the Church and for missions, his many handyman qualities, the way he is the best and most loyal kind of friend… The list goes on. I regret that I cannot thabk John for his impact on my husband, and thus on my life, this side of heaven.  

It is difficult to grapple with WHY God would allow this to happen to such an impactful person. He was so faithful to his family, so intentional in helping others (he lived and died this way), so profoundly influential in the lives of so many. 

In the shock and grief of the news, Nick said it well: “His wife lost a husband, his kids lost their daddy, his church lost their pastor, and SO MANY people lost a dear friend.” May we all be challenged to make a difference in the world, to be fervent in zeal, to serve others selflessly, to love God supremely ~ just like Pastor Nick preached today. And may people come to know Jesus because of the selfless servant who stopped to help out a stranger. 

Please pray for everyone impacted by John Powell’s life and his death, especially for Katherine and their 4 young children. The last time I remember crying this hard was when another pastor friend of ours tragically died 3 years ago. I just cannot imagine what they are going through right now. This makes me even more eager to go abroad and share the good news with the lost, to make the best use of the time because the days are evil, to influence as many people as I can before Christ returns or before my last breath on this earth. I am motivated to be like John Powell because he was like Jesus. 

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” – Revelation 21:4
All I could do during 3rd service was write down the words to this hymn, “He Will Hold Me Fast”:
“When I fear my faith will fail
Christ will hold me fast
When the tempter would prevail
He will hold me fast
I could never keep my hold
Through life’s fearful path
For my love is often cold
He must hold me fast.
Those He saves are His delight
Christ will hold me fast
Precious in His holy sight
He will hold me fast
He’ll not let my soul be lost
His promises shall last
Bought by Him at such a cost
He will hold me fast
For my life He bled and died
Christ will hold me fast
Justice has been satisfied
He will hold me fast
Raised with Him to endless life
He will hold me fast
‘Till our faith is turned to sight
When He comes at last!
He will hold me fast,
He will hold me fast;
For my Savior loves me so
He will hold me fast.”

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