- Jarrid Wilson, a well-known pastor in the US, has passed away
- It was confirmed that he took his own life after battling with depression
- He is survived by his wife and two young children
A popular megachurch pastor named Jarrid Wilson has passed away at a young age.
KAMI learned that the pastor, who had been battling with depression, took his own life.
According to CNN Philippines (authored by Christina Maxouris and Amanda Watts), a co-pastor of Jarrid named Greg Laurie has confirmed the tragic news.
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His wife Juli, who helped him in his advocacy for people with depression and suicidal tendencies, wrote a heart-breaking message on social media:
“My loving, giving, kind-hearted, encouraging, handsome, hilarious, give the shirt of his back husband went to be with Jesus late last night.
“No more pain, my jerry, no more struggle. You are made complete and you are finally free. Suicide and depression fed you the worst lies, but you knew the truth of Jesus and I know you’re by his side right this very second .
“I love you forever, Thomas jarrid Wilson, but I have to say that you being gone has completely ripped my heart out of my chest. You loved me and our boys relentlessly and I am forever grateful that i had YOU as a husband and a father to our boys.
“You are my forever and I will continue to let other people know of the hope in Jesus you found and spoke so boldly about.
“Suicide doesn’t get the last word. I won’t let it. You always said ‘Hope Gets the last word. Jesus gets the last word’. Your life’s work has lead thousands to the feet of Jesus and your boldness to tell other about your struggle with anxiety and depression has helped so many other people feel like they weren’t alone. YOU WERE an ANTHEM OF HOPE to everyone, baby, and I’ll do my best to continue your legacy of love until my last breath.
“I need you, jare, but you needed Jesus to hold you and I have to be okay with that. You are everything to me. Since the day we met. J & J. Love you more .
“These are photos of him in his happy place - fishing the day away . I’ll teach our boys all your tricks, babe. Promise. You are my #anthemofhope,” Juli wrote on Instagram.
Jarrid Wilson was a popular pastor in the US. He was one of the pastors at the Harvest Christian Fellowship Church, a megachurch in Southern California. He is survived by his wife Juli and their two young sons.
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