Tennessee Pastor and Wife Killed in Head-on Crash; Three Others, Including Their Grandchild, Injured

The late Pastor Ruben Wilson and his wife Belinda of Three Points Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tenn., were killed in a crash on Tuesday September 10, 2019. | Facebook: Three Points Baptist Church

Reactions are still pouring in after a longtime Tennessee pastor and his wife were killed and their grandchild hospitalized after a head-on crash in East Knox County on Tuesday morning.

Pastor Ruben Wilson and his wife, Belinda, who led Three Points Baptist Church for more than 25 years, were killed in the crash that also injured three others, including their grandchild, according to the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred about 11 a.m. near the intersection of Mascot Road and Immel Mine Road.

“We are absolutely heartbroken at the passing of our pastor and his wife, Ruben and Belinda Wilson,” the church announced in a post on Facebook Tuesday evening along with an invitation to a prayer service for the deceased couple on Wednesday.

Dozens of mourners and well-wishers gathered at Three Points Baptist Church Wednesday to pray for the couple, 10 News reported. And many who knew them said they treated parishioners like family.

“Church is actually a verb, it’s action. We’re there to support them,” South Knoxville Baptist Church Pastor Richard Phipps who lives nearby, said. “We’re a small community here but wonderful, wonderful people live here in Mascot.”

He said it was times like this that people of faith need to look to God.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair