Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Serendipitous Murder

This is a follow up to my posts on the murder of Amanda Blackburn. Davey Blackburn's "Nothing is Wasted Serendipity" branding campaign is in full swing.

My Davey Blackburn posts to date in order:

"It's such a conundrum" - Davey Blackburn when asked about justice for Amanda Blackburn

Pastor Davey Blackburn likens people who question him to Pharisees that killed Jesus

February 23, 2017, Peter Hyatt will be a guest on "Crime Wire" live broadcast, and will be taking your calls and questions at 9am to 1030AM EST.
Amanda Blackburn was a victim of a sexual homicide in which arrests have been made. 

Questions, however, remain in one of the most bizarre 'solved' murder cases of recent years. 

Peter Hyatt will share analysis of the case, including deception detection techniques, and what this may mean for justice.  
Blackburn Discussion: Timeline of Events Surrounding the Homicide of Amanda Blackburn and her Unborn Child
On February 1, 2016, less than 3 months after the murder of his wife, Resonate Church pastor Davey Blackburn formed the business titled NIW Serendipity LLC in Indianapolis. NIW stands for Nothing is Wasted, Davey's go-to mission statement since the immediate days after Amanda's murder. On November 13, 2015, one day after she was pronounced dead, someone at Newspring Church registered the domain Nothing is Wasted for Davey. He live tweeted that exact hashtag during her funeral. The day after she was shot, Davey started a fundraiser for himself while Amanda was dying in the hospital.

Davey's 1,776 square foot home where Amanda was murdered was listed for sale on February 22, 2016. It sold for $145,000 on April 22, 2016. Before his old home sold, Davey purchased a new home under his business name NIW Serendipity LLC on March 2, 2016. Davey lives there along with his best friends, Resonate Church worship pastor Derek Barrett and his wife Ashley Barrett. Davey's new home is 5,186 square feet with 5 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Zillow estimates the home at $455,688. He has a pool now to host parties. Resonate Church still meets in a middle school in Indianapolis with about 150-200 people in attendance.

He's moving on up and finished his book, Nothing is Wasted. He recently traveled and spoke to Dave Ramsey's staff in Nashville, Tennessee and at MOPS in Denver, Colorado.

Davey had his business name Nothing is Wasted engraved on Amanda's headstone.

No one's life should ever be cheapened and reduced to a hashtag.

A photo posted by Davey Blackburn (@daveyblackburn) on

The gun sermon, Worship as a Weapon, is the message Davey preached 2 days before Amanda was murdered, execution style, with 3 gunshots from behind, including one to the back of her head. She was also found to have scratches on her face and a tooth knocked out. It was uploaded to the Resonate Church website on November 19, 2015, just 4 days after Amanda's funeral.

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Bella and Lily the gamers Thuener & Lohrman said...

The NIW Serendipity is the reason I couldn't find the home purchase. I even searched under the Barrett's names. Any chance you could send me his address privately? I'd love to see where he lives!

Amir Larijani said...

If Davey was behind this, the truth will come out. My guess is that the prosecution is trying to tighten the screws on the would-be triggermen to get them to spill any beans they have. That they have not implicated him in this tells me that he's not guilty of murder, but that's just based on what we know right now. That can certainly change.

But even if he's innocent of murder, he sure is acting like a groomer. If I were a parent of teens, I would not want him teaching then so much as the alphabet.

Anonymous said...

6302 Harmonridge. Indianapolis.

Anonymous said...

This is concerning!

Anonymous said...

I lost some folks due to violence, some to suicide and others to drugs it still devastates me, even decades later. I think I would become physically ill if I made any type of income off of such events. I understand I am not much of a christian or even a human being, which was made very clear during my church days. I guess Im not as spiritual or love God as much as this man. brian

Anonymous said...

He loves himself, Brian. Not God.

Anonymous said...

Amy, I thought you would be interested in seeing this. "Nothing Is Wasted is the deeply moving story of Davey’s journey of despair and hardship, hope and healing, and how he has discovered firsthand that God has a bigger purpose in our pain. It is through this tragedy and Davey’s brokenness, forgiveness, and willingness to share his story that God’s presence and healing power allows triumph, victory, and forgiveness have the last word."

Man, I didn't see much despair during that circus media tour he took smiling and laughing while proclaiming "the best is yet to come." SMH

Anonymous said...

OK, so let me get this straight. This tragedy was actually an act of God's goodness and she is in heaven and would never choose to come back? It is my thought since there was an obvious struggle as she was being beaten up and shot, that maybe she wasn't quite ready to go. This guy is a psychopath and is spewing bad theology. Also, yes, it does sound insensitive!

From DB Snippet from FB live:
"Even some of our greatest tragedies is a great act of goodness. That’s loaded that’s loaded and I could write a whole book on why even the greatest tragedies and pains we go through in our life is actually God’s goodness. Would anybody argue that Amanda is not having a great time? She’s in heaven with Jesus in peace, loving every minute of it. Nobody has ever gone to heaven and longed to be back on earth. Nobody. Nobody. That can sound weird and insensitive but can I tell you something that gives me hope"

Anonymous said...

Check out the first minute. Davey is now asking his online viewers to send in money.

Anonymous said...

Are people not understanding what he actually saying?

Rebecca said...

Amy, is the attendance still 150-200? Their FB page is showing 500+ check-ins recently. I thought all his PR work must be bearing fruit.

Anonymous said...

OH.MY.GOSH. I have seen it all. Davey Blackburn is comparing his Crossfit workout to the crucifixion. He is one big hot mess!