Pastor Davey Blackburn’s pregnant 28-Year-old wife, Amanda, died after being shot in the head by a home burglar. The gunman is still at large. Blackburn found his home broken into and his 12 weeks pregnant wife on the ground on Tuesday.
The couple who already had a little boy, named Weston, appeared to be madly in love. Amanda ever offered marriage advice to her viewers on YouTube.
“You can lead your wife best, by just being a really, really good Godly example to her.”
The pair had moved to Indianapolis just a few years ago to start a church called Resonate Church.
The Church’s website states,
“Davey and Amanda Blackburn moved to Indianapolis in January of 2012 with a dream and a calling to start a life-giving church that would connect with people who normally wouldn’t connect with church. Resonate’s vision is to connect people to life-change and see a contagious movement of God spread throughout Indianapolis.”
“Davey spent four years on staff at NewSpring Church in Anderson, S.C. under Pastor Perry Noble. NewSpring now sees over 30,000 people attend church each week. Davey served as a Youth Pastor, Production Director, and Associate Campus Pastor before NewSpring helped Resonate plant in 2012.”
ABC News reports Indianapolis Metro Police Sgt. Kendale Adams statement:
“Our detectives believe this was a robbery likely to have gone foul. They are following up on several promising leads but at this point, they have not released suspect information.”
Police are investigating to see if this ordeal is connected to another home invasion that occurred earlier in the day of the same area.
Pastor Davey Blackburn’s statement Below Video.
“It’s impossible to communicate all the emotions my heart has been forced to process. My wife was such a beautiful, gracious, loving woman of God. I have not only lost my ministry partner and support but also my very best friend. There is no way to prepare yourself for circumstances like these. As deeply as I am hurting I am hopeful and confident that good things will come of this. I rest in the truth of Romans 8:28 that God works all things together for the good of those who love Him and who are called according to His purpose.
Thank you for understanding my desire to take these next few days to continue to grieve for Amanda Grace. My focus right now is to let The Lord minister to my heart as I continue to shepherd little Weston’s. I’ll be taking this time to focus on being a great follower of Jesus, dad, family member, and pastor to our growing church.
Amanda made it her life’s calling to love and serve everyone she knew. Even more, she has made it her life’s mission to see as many people as possible come to know Jesus as their personal Savior. I know that in her death and legacy even more people will come to a saving faith in Christ. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt her desire for me would be to continue what we’ve started here in Indy. I hold firm to the belief that God is still good, that He takes our tragedy and turns it into triumph, and that the best truly is yet to come.”
Our heart and prayers go out for Davey and their child Weston.