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Published On: Thu, Apr 17th, 2014

Pastor Robert McKeehan’s final moments documented before his suicide

A pastor in North Carolina committed suicide by hanging himself, shocking his congregation and the community. According to the High Point Police Department, Pastor Robert McKeehan was found in his home.

Pastor Robert McKeehan and faily photo/Facebook

Pastor Robert McKeehan and faily photo/Facebook

Robert was the head pastor at the Community Bible Church in High Point, N.C. McKeehan’s wife, Elizabeth, wrote on McKeehan’s Facebook page Saturday, asking for prayers.

“With saddened hearts for our earthly loss, but joyful for heaven’s gain, we inform you that Robert McKeehan finished his race for God and entered into His presence Friday night. Details regarding his celebration of life service are pending and will be posted shortly. John, Scarlett and I (Elizabeth) along with our families covet your prayers for comfort and peace in the days, weeks and months ahead,” she wrote.

Church family members have said they do not know why he would commit suicide.

“As you can imagine, there’s been a lot of grief and a lot of numbness,” Richard Curtis, chairman of Community Bible’s elder board said in an hpe report. “We’re sad, of course — we’re going to be poorer for the loss — but we’re also trying to help people understand that even though this is not the path we would’ve chosen, God is sovereign, and we’re still going to praise and worship our God.”

“Why Robert took his own life is always going to be one of the secret things,” said Curtis. “What God has revealed to us, however, is the promise we hold onto in Romans 8:28: ‘We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him.’ God has proven that to our church in the past when we’ve had difficult times, so we know that certainty will again prove true as we move beyond the question of why.”

On Wednesday, The Christian Post chronicled his final hours and last sermon by posting his last tweets which document his trip to the gym, his breakfast and a couple of brief remarks before Elizabeth’s shocking news.

Check out that full coverage and the video of Robert’s last sermon from Romans – HERE

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