REPORT: Megachurch pastor known for his mental health advocacy kills himself

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BY TEAM DML / SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 /

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(CNN) — Jarrid Wilson, a popular pastor known for his work in mental health advocacy at a Southern California megachurch, has died by suicide, Senior Pastor Greg Laurie with Harvest Christian Fellowship Church said in a statement.

Wilson joined the church as an associate pastor last year and has since spoken out many times about the issue of mental health, Laurie said.

The article goes on to state the following:

Wilson and his wife founded an outreach called “Anthem of Hope” designed to help people dealing with depression and suicidal thoughts.

“Jarrid also repeatedly dealt with depression and was very open about his ongoing struggles,” Laurie said. “He wanted to especially help those who were dealing with suicidal thoughts.”
In a touching Instagram post, Jarrid’s wife, Julianne Wilson, wrote:

“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 we are forever grateful that i had YOU as a husband and a father to my 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 does”. 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.”

 

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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 we are forever grateful that i had YOU as a husband and a father to my 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 does”. 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

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2 Comments

  1. Candy September 11th, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Prayers for the family ! May he Rest In Peace !

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  2. Bird September 12th, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    I am sorry for your loss yet never not even once does the Word of God allow for suicide to be Godly or What Jesus Would do or Accept EVER. Why isn’t this being condemned and not right? What are all those people this pastor was supposedly trying to help avoid suicide supposed to think now? That its ok to commit suicide when the times get tough and Jesus will forgive you? Hmm this isn’t ok and his pupils he was counseling need to know this.

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