This post is preserving the social media on Twitter that discusses or reflects on Darrin Patrick’s apparent suicide. This post is aimed at documenting what people are saying in this sad loss of life.
“When people kill themselves, they think they’re ending the pain, but all they’re doing is passing it on to those they leave behind.”
My heart is in anguish within me;
the terrors of death have fallen on me.
Psalm 55:4 NIV
This blog is going to write about Darrin Patrick’s death through his alleged suicide. Before I start to analyze this issue this blog wanted to collect and document what people are saying about Darrin Patrrick’s death. Below you find a collection of Tweets from people inside the Southern Baptist Convention and others who knew or interacted with Patrick.
Seacoast Church Statement on the passing of Pastor Darrin Patrick | Seacoast Church Sadness💔💔💔💔 https://t.co/rG5WWjebRI
— victoria bieber (@allegro572) May 10, 2020
Ed, I can’t think of a more loving, helpful or faithful way to respond than this. I’d say this counts, brother. I’d say this counts a lot. Your love for Christ is constantly evidenced in the way you love and serve people.
— Beth Moore (@BethMooreLPM) May 10, 2020
The news about my friend Darrin Patrick has overwhelmed me for the last 24 hours. The suicide of ministers who have had a public fall cuts me to the heart. Mostly because I’ve been there—ready to throw in the towel. https://t.co/ni3Dhxl5m6
— Tullian Tchividjian (@TullianT) May 9, 2020
Amie! We love you!
I captured this moment at Seacoast and it will always be special. Darrin couldn’t help himself when you were teaching. He would sit there grinning and look at you with eyes of love and a proud heart that you were by his side. pic.twitter.com/gW3JdGpWPJ
— Rusty Graves (@rustygraves) May 9, 2020
— Justin Taylor (@between2worlds) May 9, 2020
Heartbreaking. We mourn & pray for the family of Darrin Patrick. As a pastor, my heart goes out to fellow pastors. This calling/profession is so unique – beautiful, challenging, burdensome. Take care of yourselves. Remember, before we achieved anything in ministry, God loved you. https://t.co/B4IZOXZ4Dt
— Eugene Cho (@EugeneCho) May 9, 2020
I remember exactly where I sat when I first heard @darrinpatrick preach. I wept. He articulated his wrestle with sin and the hope of the gospel in a way my heart so desperately needed to hear. I am grateful for his life. If only it could have been longer.
— Lauren Chandler (@laurenchandler) May 9, 2020
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Darrin Patrick, and to everyone hurting because of his death. i didn’t know him but it sounds like i would have liked him.
Please please please remember that you’re never too far gone. Life is always worth living. Reach out. Stay.
— Jamie Tworkowski (@jamietworkowski) May 9, 2020
— Justin Taylor (@between2worlds) May 10, 2020
"You generally don’t see guys bounce back.” The late pastor Darrin Patrick was seen as a prominent example of a leader who was restored to ministry and honest about his struggles. https://t.co/mXrVGQi7KH
— Christianity Today (@CTmagazine) May 9, 2020
Amie – I am so sorry for you and your kids. Darrin was an amazing wonderful man. I was blessed to know him through M1. All of us at M1 are here for you in whatever way we can. Praying for healing and peace for y'all.
— Trey Morris (@TreyMorris) May 9, 2020
Darrin Patrick’s Death, His Love for Pastors, and How We Need One Another | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer https://t.co/7dGym2Ig6B
— Benjamin Vrbicek (@BenjaminVrbicek) May 10, 2020
— Brad Andrews (@BradAndrews) May 9, 2020
One of my favorite pictures of us from the Fall of 1991. I will be forever grateful for the SBU days together. We love and are praying for your family, Amie. I am certain many are circling around you, but if we can do anything beyond prayer, please don’t hesitate to reach out. pic.twitter.com/TEr7uZzAfl
— Darrin Ray (@RayDarrin) May 9, 2020
Amie, your friends @SEBTS are heartbroken for you and your family. I loved @darrinpatrick and was thrilled to have him back in @SEBTS chapel last year. I valued his friendship very much. You are in our prayers sweet sister. https://t.co/YCaLPsk9Pb
— Daniel Akin (@DannyAkin) May 9, 2020
— St. Louis Post-Dispatch (@stltoday) May 9, 2020
Mourning today the loss of my friend and fellow pastor @darrinpatrick. Darrin was such an encourager to me over the years. Sat at my table. Preached at our church. We know grief of Amie and family must seem unbearable. We love you and are praying for you. https://t.co/JvpXArYG6R
— J.D. Greear (@jdgreear) May 8, 2020
Darrin was my friend for over 15 years. He was remarkable and complicated. He was a man of God and at times a restless soul. The last thing I remember him telling me is that he loved me. I loved him too. He is home now, forgiven and free.https://t.co/CP4YCUfyyX
— Scott Sauls (@scottsauls) May 8, 2020
I’m devasted. Heartbroken. We text on Monday and both our last words were “Love you brother”.
Please pray for his wife and kids.
Jesus come quickly. https://t.co/RVoeoEaSo8
— Matt Carter (@_Matt_Carter) May 8, 2020
I'm devastated to hear about Darrin Patrick's death. I'm praying for his wife and kids, and the rest of his family and friends.
I got the chance to meet him for the first time in March and he shared some things that rocked me to my core. Here are some of the things he said.
— Mike Kelsey (@mikekelsey) May 8, 2020
My heart is broken today. Sadly, Darrin took his own life yesterday. I have been friends with him for about a decade. Such a brilliant, gifted preacher who had gone through so much over the last few years. I guess he couldn't outrun his demons.https://t.co/R72obCLZV6
— Trey Morris (@TreyMorris) May 8, 2020
I hate this! God help us!…weeping yet again…want to wrap my arms around my pastor brothers, hold them close, keep them safe, but I can’t…I cling to four words in my grief…Jesus is still Lord. https://t.co/TJyejy0VEV
— Paul David Tripp (@PaulTripp) May 8, 2020
We are mourning the loss of a dear friend, Darrin Patrick. As a founding member and influencer in Acts 29, we are thankful for his impact on our organization and on many of us personally. Our hearts and prayers go out to Darrin's wife, Amie, and family in this time. pic.twitter.com/LnNY8K0oS9
— Acts 29 (@Acts29) May 8, 2020
My brother! Couldn’t sleep last night! I’m devastated. We just talked! @darrinpatrick is home with the Lord. @amiepatrick and crew we love you! Y’all invested a lot into @epiphfellowship in the early years and made sure @ImmNehe and me were good! This wk been too much! pic.twitter.com/bFFxx5PlOY
— Dr. Eric Mason (@pastoremase) May 8, 2020
Darrin Patrick was my friend.
I learned to preach listening to him
“growing up” in ministry. In one of the darkest moments of my life, he came to Dallas, listened to me, encouraged me, loved me.
Grieving. Can’t wait to see him again in glory. https://t.co/uBOQ1HJ1O8
— Josh Howerton (@howertonjosh) May 8, 2020
As a reporter, I've seen fallen pastors leave ministry for good or start churches again like nothing happened.
Darrin Patrick was seen as a rare example of a pastor who was open about the process of restoration, how he changed, and his own shortcomings. https://t.co/uvRKXOxMnN
— kate shellnutt (@kateshellnutt) May 8, 2020
Seacoast Church Statement on the Passing of Pastor Darrin Patrick: https://t.co/WyT5F4XlYu.
— Seacoast Church (@SeacoastChurch) May 8, 2020
. @darrinpatrick, a megachurch pastor, author and speaker, has died.
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.https://t.co/X07c71lrfZ pic.twitter.com/8zDP2WgrcX
— Religion News Service (@RNS) May 8, 2020
I have known @darrinpatrick for more than a decade. He loved Jesus and his family deeply. He was a leader and a gifted man. I was heartbroken and still reeling a bit at the news of his passing. Please pray for Aimee… https://t.co/k0FXzNt6Hv
— Matt Chandler (@MattChandler74) May 9, 2020
I’m struggling to find words. They are frozen in my throat. Sorrow upon sorrow upon sorrow. For him. For his family. For his friends. For all who knew and loved him. Jesus, have mercy….
— Kay Warren (@KayWarren1) May 8, 2020
Sitting here looking at texts from Darrin Patrick over the years. They are filled with him encouraging me, particularly in challenging days. Would you pause and pray for Amie and their four children? https://t.co/0cj5dBMKU7
— David Platt (@plattdavid) May 9, 2020