Today, we are in mourning as a church. On Thursday night we learned the tragic news that our friend, Pastor Darrin Patrick, went to his eternal home in heaven. We do not have the words to describe what our family has been processing – we know that will take some time. We all loved Darrin as an incredible teacher and pastor and for many of us on staff, Darrin was a close friend. This loss is a heavy one for Seacoast and we are going to feel it for a long time.
Pastor Greg has traveled to St. Louis to be with Amie and the kids. We are going to walk with them every step of the way through this – they are family. We want you to know that we are going to do everything we can to support the Patricks, and we would ask all of us to pray for them as they also process and grieve. We will let you know soon how you can help support the Patrick family if you would like to.
We are experiencing heartache beyond words. It is during these tragedies that we lean even more deeply into the hope that Jesus provides. We mourn, but with the hope of the resurrection firm in our hearts we know that death is not the end. So many of us are suffering in this time and we want you to know that you are not alone. If you need prayer, we have a team who would love to hear from you and come alongside of you. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grief and shock may feel overwhelming in these moments, but we know that by God’s grace, sorrow does not have to overcome us. Through tears, we celebrate Darrin’s life, the legacy he leaves behind and his promotion into Heaven.
We will provide more details on services as they become available.
– Pastors Greg and Josh Surratt