Isolation is the enemy of healthy living. Patrick’s death follows a number of high-profile suicides among pastors, including two from California. Trump Becomes the First President Since Eisenhower to Change Faiths in Office, Meet the Evangelicals Who Won’t Vote for Trump, Biden, or Anybody at All, John Piper’s Liberty Convocation Pulled After Election Post, Movement Wants to Make Southern Baptists Conservative Again, Died: Luci Swindoll, Who Believed in God’s Grace and Being Herself. The Seacoast Church issued a statement on May 8 about the pastor’s death, which it said was sudden. And that was the beginning of the end.”. Pastors need friendship, and in this episode, @gregsurratt and @darrinpatrick discuss strategies for cultivating friendship.Listen here –, — Darrin Patrick (@darrinpatrick) May 6, 2020, The caption reads: “Isolation is the enemy of healthy living. Darrin Patrick, a megachurch pastor, author, and speaker, has died. Subscribers receive full access to the archives. Both were from St. Louis and had planned this month to go to a St. Louis Cardinals game together before Major League Baseball put its season on hold. On May 8, 2020, Seacoast Church confirmed his death in the following statement: “We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Pastor Darrin Patrick.Darrin was a loved member of the Seacoast family, the teaching team, and pastoral staff and we are mourning his loss. Patrick was a teaching pastor at Seacoast Church, a multi-site megachurch based in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and the founding pastor of the Journey Church in St. Louis, where he lived. Preached at our church. Photo courtesy of Seacoast Church, Support RNS and get your donation doubled, Get the RNS spiritual guide to the 2020 election, Kamala Harris talks about her own faith and how it might influence a Biden-Harris White House, Gospel legend Bishop Rance Allen, known for ‘Something About the Name Jesus,’ dies at 71, It’s time to rescue the ‘pro-life’ label from anti-abortion activists, Pope Francis on civil unions: Another step toward common ground with the LGBTQ movement, 55 years ago, a cardinal’s ‘special reverence’ for the Jews redeemed ‘Nostra Aetate’, Closed for months by COVID-19, church reopens to provide respite on Election Day, Black skeptics find meaning in uplifting their community through social justice, Jesuits urge California governor to protect jobs of hospitality workers during COVID-19, John MacArthur, pastor who has defied COVID-19 orders, will face new hearing in November, Lending hope in a pandemic year, Octavia Butler’s ‘Parable of the Sower’ makes a comeback, © Copyright 2020, Religion News Service. He was also the vice president of the Acts 29 planting church network. No foul play is suspected.”. Darrin Patrick (December 4, 1970 – May 7, 2020) was an American author and teaching pastor at Seacoast Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Use of and/or registration on any portion of this site constitutes acceptance of our. “We don’t feel like we can ask for help,” Gallaty said. But it can be a redemption story. His death came as a shock to friends and colleagues. God allowed Seacoast to be a part of Darrin’s story in a time when he needed a family. Drugs had derailed my baseball career and driven me to despair. ', Like many Christians switching churches, he now identifies as nondenominational. Mourning today the loss of my friend and fellow pastor @darrinpatrick. Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist, in Hendersonville, Tennessee, said that Patrick was scheduled to speak at his church next weekend. Chris Surratt, a Nashville-based ministry consultant and coach, heard about Patrick’s passing through a late-night text from his brother, Greg, who is pastor at Seacoast. Get the most recent headlines and stories from Christianity Today delivered to your inbox daily. Can They Make Something Better? Patrick was a teaching pastor at Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina… Authorities did not suspect foul play and were waiting on the autopsy report to close the case. “Another very impactful part of the plan was the privilege to sit in front of dozens of people, honestly regarding how I had hurt them, and being able to apologize specifically for my sin,” he said in a 2019 interview. We are surrounding the Patrick family with our prayers and support during this time. Facebook By Kelcie Willis, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Former megachurch pastor Darrin Patrick has died. Among the speakers was Saddleback Church senior pastor Rick Warren, whose son, Matthew, died by suicide in 2013 after a long battle with depression.