Tennessee authorities are investigating the death Wednesday morning of a Memphis pastor.
Quentin Barlow, 36, was found dead in his home on the day before Thanksgiving from unknown causes.
Barlow’s cousin, Samantha Westbrook, said she received the bad news in a phone call from her cousin.
“We’re grieving, we’re hurting, but our faith and trust remains in the Lord,” Westbrook said. “That’s all we know to do at a time like this. It hurts.”
Police had crime scene taped up at Barlow’s home as family members converged on the scene.
Westbrook said police do not suspect foul play at this time.
“We feel like Job,” she said. “The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.”
This year’s Thanksgiving is a sad holiday for the family.
Barlow is pastor of Faith Covenant Church in Memphis. Barlow’s mother, Dr. Linda Chism, is a prominent member of the community.
He leaves behind a wife and three young children, including a month old baby.
“I’m just shocked,” Westbrook said. “We’re all just shocked, my entire family.”
Police are still looking into the cause of death. The family does not have any funeral arrangements made at this time.
Read Mount Zion Baptist Church Pastor Joseph Walker III’s tribute to Pastor Barlow below:
SOURCE: Fox 13 Memphis – Shelby Sansone
WATCH Pastor Quentin Barlow preaches “What It Means To Be An Encourager” on June 5, 2016:
WATCH Pastor Quentin Barlow on August 2016 episode of TBN’s “Praise the Lord”: