Paige Hilken, the wife of Chris Hilken of North Coast Church committed suicide. This blog extends its condolences to the Hilken family and also the North Coast Church community and the EFCA as well.
“People lose people, we lose things in our life as we’re constantly growing and changing. That’s what life is is change, and a lot of that is loss. It’s what you gain from that loss that makes life.”
Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
Romans 12:15 NIV
Larry Osborne announces Paige’s suicide.
This morning I was sitting through an EFCA service here on the East Coast. This blog which writes about the EFCA denomination planned to take notes and do a review. That’s not going to happen. Midway through the service my Android started going off and when I looked at the blog I saw some really dark search terms which gave me pause. I stopped paying attention to the EFCA service where I was started to research on the internet and social media to find out more of what happened.
A Difficult Patch of Life for Paige Hilken
This blog is going to piece together what happened. Paige was married to Chris Hilken. This blog wrote about Chris Hilken and issues at North Coast Church in 2020. Allegedly it looks like Paige was diagnosed with a catastrophic disease last April of 2021. Keep in mind that what could have made the illness far worse is the stress of the pandemic that we are living through. It looks like Paige went through a mental health crisis and Chris took leave from North Coast Church to help out his wife. Paige was put into a mental health facility in Arizona and there she committed suicide. For me that also raises questions as to how a person in a mental health crisis could have committed suicide in a mental health facility. Paige leaves behind her husband and five children. There is a GoFundMe that has been launched which you can support here. Through Facebook Chris Hilken issued a statement which you can see below.
This Blog Sends its Condolences to the Hilken Family and North Coast Church
This blog wants to communicate to the Hilken family and North Coast Church its condolences at the loss of Paige Hilken. This is a tragedy in many ways, and this blog feels for the five children who lost a mother. This blog grieves with the Hilkens and those dealing with the pain of this loss.