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Pastor whose pregnant wife was killed during home robbery has Ala. connections

L-R: Davey, Weston and Amanda Blackburn. (Source: Resonate Church) L-R: Davey, Weston and Amanda Blackburn. (Source: Resonate Church)

A pastor whose pregnant wife was killed during a home robbery in Indiana has close ties to Alabama.

According to his Facebook, Pastor Davey Blackburn is from Tuscaloosa and graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School in 2004.

His father, David Blackburn, was Family Pastor at First Wesleyan Church from 2003-2007 in Tuscaloosa. Prior to that, David Blackburn was Lead Pastor at Brookview Wesleyan Church in Birmingham from 1993-2003.

Congregants at Brookview have posted several messages of support and condolences on their Facebook page.

Davey and his wife, Amanda, founded the Resonate Church in Indianapolis in 2012. The church wrote on their Facebook page that Davey returned home from the gym this week to find that someone had broken into their house and found Amanda shot. She was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Police are still searching for the suspect in Amanda's death as well as any connection to other recent crimes in the Blackburn's neighborhood.

The couple has a son, Weston, who is nearly 1-years-old. Amanda was 12 weeks pregnant, according an Indiana organization, The Gathering.

Resonate Church has set up a fund to help Davey. Click here to donate.

Davey Blackburn released the following statement about his wife's death:

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.

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