HOUSTON – A highly revered pastor and staple in the Houston community was killed during a possible road-rage incident on the Gulf Freeway at Gould Road Friday afternoon.
According to those who knew him, Reverend Dr. Ronald K. Mouton Sr. of the East Bethel Missionary Baptist Church was shot and killed by another driver as he traveled on the feeder road around 4:19 p.m.
Surveillance video from Pusch and Nguyen Injury Lawyers shows what happened before Pastor Mouton crashed.
Houston police say the suspected shooter was driving a black sedan.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has known the beloved Pastor for many years and says he was a man of love and service and that he had a generous spirit.
“This was just an innocent man traveling on a road near his church where he worked all the time,” Jackson Lee said. “He loves ministry. He was just doing the work of a pastor.”
Members of the East Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, pastors from all over the Houston area, family, and friends are now mourning the loss.
“Pastor Mouton was a loving father, husband, and friend. A wonderful pastor, and a true man of God that lived and practiced what he preached,” Pastor Lionel Flanagan said.
Pastor Lionel Flanagan with East Houston Trinity Walk of Faith Ministry says Mouton was a true friend.
“He allowed me to do things that he didn’t do for no other. He gave me a chance to do what I’m doing now, and I thank God for him,” he said.
Loved ones shared an outpour of grief on social media in reaction to Mouton’s death after church staffers announced it on Facebook Live Sunday morning.
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