Pastor found dead inside his North Texas church

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Friends and family members say a man found dead inside a Dallas-Fort Worth suburban church is believed to be the pastor of their church.

They say a severely beaten woman police discovered inside NorthPointe Baptist Church in Arlington Thursday was his ministry assistant.

Arlington police spokeswoman Tiara Richard said the woman's car is missing from the church and they are searching for suspects.

Richard said the victims were NorthPointe employees but police had not identified them.

She said the dead man was in his late 20s. The injured woman was in her 60s and taken to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where she is in critical condition.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that associates identified them as the Rev. Clint Dobson and Judy Elliott, both of Arlington.