David Landrith (1963-2014)

On November 18, 2014, Pastor David Landrith finished the race that God had called him to run on this earth. This video is a glimpse of the hope he lived in.

Today will forever leave a mark on our lives as we begin to stumble through the stages of grief. While our grief would never aim to make a monument of a man, those who knew David cannot help but grieve a world without him. Our pastor could be counted on to share Biblical Truth, something that seems rare with every passing day.

So church, as we fumble around today and in the coming days… crying, being together, making it to the grocery store… let us not forget the words our pastor led us with. Let us not forget the promises. Jesus has healed Pastor David, and us, of the greatest sickness- sin and death.

Yes. We prayed for healing, holding nothing back, and God answered with Eternal healing. Oh, can you imagine how David Landrith was received into Heaven this morning?

Our pastor did such an amazing job preparing us, and modeling a life of hope that it would be shameful to do anything but enter the next days with a passionate desire to share that hope. I pray that as this new chapter unfolds we would be found holding each other up, that we would celebrate David’s life and teaching by continuing the work.

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. (Psalm 34:1)

Please be in prayer for Pastor David’s family, their grief far exceeds what we can imagine. May the God of peace comfort them in this time. Let them be held when they cannot walk.

About the author


Erica is an advocate for simplicity, family time, making a cozy home and loving others well. She is the community coordinator for One Orphan, the orphan care ministry of America World Adoption Association. Erica and Calvin have four young children; Elliott, Charlotte, Lola and Liam. They currently reside in Nashville, TN.


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  • Thank you for posting his sermon, Erica. I’ve been listening to it this morning, and even though he was not my pastor, the discussion of plan and presence and purpose in the face of death and sadness is something that I needed to resonate in my life. How beautiful of an approach, how wonderful to hear his words. My thoughts and love are with you and your church family- and his family as well.

  • Beautifully said Erica! I felt the same way (and still do!) a couple of weeks ago when mom passed away. How awesome it was that she was healed eternally and walked into the very presence of Jesus! And it wasn’t goodbye, but “I will see you later!” I’ll pray for your pastors family and his church family as well!

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