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Church planter John Powell dies in roadside accident

July 20th, 2020 / By: Joshua Owens | Managing Editor / comments

Church planter John Powell dies in roadside accident

SBTC church planter John Powell was killed Saturday, July 18, in a tragic highway accident. RNS photo, courtesy of the Powell Family.

John Powell, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in New Caney, died late Saturday, July 18, when he was struck by a semi while he was helping stranded motorists on the side of the road. Powell leaves behind his wife, Katherine, and four young children: Gunner, Bennett, Ada Kate and Reese. A GoFundMe has raised over $140,000 at publication time.

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