Dysfunction among churches or religious groups is a sad thing to see, and while that of the Catholic Church is often pointed out- as it needs to be and thankfully is open to being seen and therefore corrected -it is not limited to anybody, but can happen anywhere and under any circumstances. A recent and very sad example from Texas happened where a pastor and founder of a well-known anti-poverty ministry murdered his wife and son before shooting himself, leaving his daughter at college the sold survivor of the family.
Authorities say former pastor and Attack Poverty CEO Richard Logan, 53, (L) fatally shot himself on Tuesday February 11, 2020. His wife Diana (R), 48, and son Aaron (2nd L) were also found dead inside the family home in Sugar Land, Texas. The couple’s daughter Ambrielle (2nd R) was away at college during the tragedy. | GoFundMe
Police in Sugar Land, Texas, are investigating the death of Richard Logan, a former pastor and CEO of faith-based anti-poverty nonprofit Attack Poverty, who was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday, while his wife and son were also found shot dead in the family’s home.
According to news station KPRC, police officers went to the home of the 53 year old to perform a welfare check after law enforcement in Guadalupe County informed them that Logan’s body was found with what appeared to be a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound on the property of a company called TAS Environmental.
Police Chief Eric Robins said no one answered the door and when they eventually gained access to the home they found the bodies of Logan’s wife, Diana Lynn, as well as their 11-year-old son, Aaron. The couple’s daughter, Ambrielle, who is the only surviving family member, was away at college at the time of the tragedy.
“Police are investigating the possibility that the suicide in Guadalupe County might be related to the double (homicides) in Sugar Land,” Adolph noted.
He said Diana’s and Aaron’s bodies showed signs of trauma and gunshot wounds. They also appeared to have been dead for at least several hours.
Staff at River Pointe Church, where the family were members and where Logan served as youth pastor for several years and Diana Logan also served as a small group leader, were shocked.
“We knew the Logans very, very well,” pastor Patrick Kelley, a friend of the Logans for 15 years, said, according to KHOU 11. “And something like this, their death, as tragic as it is, is something you cannot predict or foresee.”
He added, “I stand here in shock with everyone else who knew these precious people. I think the healing part and the direction we’ll give is to be together and voice your grief, because we have a shared grief in this case.” (source)