Mar 17, 2017 by Will Maule

Pastor Stabbed To Death By Own Church Member

A California pastor has allegedly been stabbed to death by one of his own Church members. Pastor Herbert "Herb" Valero was reportedly at his home church member Servando Ayala Silva stopped by and asked Valero to pray with him. Valero stepped out with Silva, then ran back inside a few minutes later holding his neck, saying Silva stabbed him. Valero later died from his wounds, according to KSBW. 

"What started off as what seems to have been a peaceful meeting, for some reason it went south," Commander Stanley Cooper of the Salinas, California Police Department said. Valero founded Victory Outreach International in Salinas, one of 700 Victory Outreach churches.

"Pastor Herb ... has spent his life committed to reaching people with the message of hope and love of Jesus Christ. He traveled internationally with the same message of hope to reach the lives of people who were affected by drug addiction and gang violence," the organization said in a statement. 

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