Popular San Antonio Pastor Dies from Lightning Strike During Hike
A 50-year-old pastor from a church here in San Antonio was killed Tuesday afternoon after he was hit by a bolt of lightning while hiking with his two teenage sons, authorities told News 4 WOAI.
The man and his two sons were hiking in the Lost Maples State Natural Area near Vanderpool close to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday. It started raining and the family went to seek cover under a cedar tree, Bandera County Sheriff Don Berger said. The father was then hit by lightning and died instantly, officials said.
The park is located about 65 miles northwest of San Antonio.
Members of the Grace Fellowship Baptist Church told News 4 WOAI Tuesday night it was their pastor, William Clardy, who was killed by the lightning strike. He had been at the church for more than three years....
Well, this doesnt beat how a pastor friend of my family went. He was on the pulpit in the middile of his sermon, and said "I can't wait to get to heaven and see God!". Well no sooner had the words come out of his mouth, when he flopped over dead, right there in the middle of his sermon. He got what he wanted although maybe at the behest of the congregation for losing thier pastor