Pastor Davey Blackburn says he and his church are an "overnight success" after the murder of his wife and unborn baby
Pastor Davey Blackburn :: A Conversation from Fresh Life Church on Vimeo.
"Every overnight success story is 20 years in the making." Pastor @daveyblackburn— freshlife (@freshlife) August 29, 2016
28:00 @daveyblackburn says he wanted 2 keep preaching @resonateindy after his wife's murder "even when he was a little bit hurt." LITTLE BIT— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) August 30, 2016
Some questions re: Davey Blackburn's conflicting statements about the morning of his wife's murder #nothingiswasted pic.twitter.com/YTVv4qfnqg— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) August 30, 2016
about 19:40 mark @daveyblackburn says he's seeing "revival sweep across the nation" because of Amanda's murder https://t.co/xsxJEZzOPN— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) August 30, 2016
He is confident, forceful and seems to think he has replaced Jesus in the modern evangelistic church but poor thing just can't stop stuttering when discussing the morning of November 10th. You know the morning, where the invisible Amanda finally shows up in the story in a pool of blood and still breathing.
DB:"Yeah, uh, it was a Tuesday morning. Um, most Tuesday mornings are my long day uh at least during this season of life and so I'd wake up, go to the gym super early. Um, so this particular Tuesday morning, woke up about 4:30, spent some time in the word. Um, I remember um, actually, uh I remember sitting there at my couch and for some reason having this sense of praying over the protection of my family and uh Lord just please protect Amanda, please protect Little Evie, uh, make this pregnancy healthy and just spending some time there and, and grabbed my gym clothes, left for the gym and um, uh came back an hour and half maybe two hours later and I walked into my living room and found my, my wife face down in, uh, a pool of blood and um, she was still breathing but she was unconscious and uh in that moment and you know with, with with trauma and with uh, uh uh a tragedy and be being present in that, your world freezes and goes in fast forward all at the same time and um and so I'm panicking but, but, but going ok thinking that something had just gone wrong with the pregnancy maybe uh that, that everything was going to be fine if we just get Amanda to the hospital um. Levi interupts: "So your calling 911." DB: "calling 911, trying to." Levi: "pray" DB: "Exactly, the whole thing, the whole time the only thing I could do was say Dear Jesus, please. Dear Jesus, please. Dear Jesus please. Dear Jesus please. Levi: So it's bubbling up within you. DB: Exactly" um, I remember the E, EMS got there, um, and I felt completely out of control. Levi: "So you thought this was a premature birth or some sort of event?" DB: I thought some yeah exactly, something was going on, but I was sitting there with her waiting on the uh,paramedics,my, my mind was taking (snaps fingers)snapshots of the things in the room that were out of place and so I remember being able to recall that later when the investigators came to ask me about what was going on you know, how, how I found her." Levi: So, it wasn't a pregnancy, what had happened? Davey: "So, what had happened was someone had broken into our house and uh there were three gunshot wounds, um in Amanda and one was in her head. And so, um, I didn't find that out until we got to the hospital and so um, my world just kind of froze right there and um, um honestly, um, the family comes in and were all sitting around her hospital bed and the only thing we could think to do because we were completely out of control. Control is one of the greatest illusions known to man.
Davey compares himself to Jim and Elizabeth Elliott. https://t.co/hxY9nED6kA— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) August 29, 2016
Why was Davey snapping mental pics of the "things in the room that were out of place" if he thought she had an accident or miscarriage?— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) August 29, 2016
"God has now put me 2 arms lengths away, relationally, with the man who allegedly killed Amanda." @daveyblackburn #nothingiswasted— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) August 29, 2016
Dear @daveyblackburn, not only are you not a great missionary, you left your door open to go to the gym. https://t.co/Q9lHO5d4Sv— Carly Hall (@prettyplusmore) August 29, 2016
Speaking last weekend at his Uncle Ken Murphy's church, Davey said "we're going to be publishing a collection of Amanda's [private] journals."
Interview with Davey Blackburn from Cypress Church on Vimeo.
Reply from @MCProsecutors office regarding release of @daveyblackburn's 911 call #nothingiswasted #justiceforAmanda pic.twitter.com/Rb8hnzFGiW— Amy Smith (@watchkeep) August 31, 2016