Memorial Service for Pastor Andrew Stoecklein Set for Saturday

A memorial service to honor the life of the late Inland Hills Church lead pastor, Andrew Stoecklein, who died after attempting suicide at his church has been set for Saturday.

The Chino, California, church announced on Tuesday that a memorial service for the beloved pastor, who was 30, will be held at the Events Center of California Baptist University in Riverside and will start at 10 a.m.

“In stories, in video, in music, and in community, we celebrate everything we loved about Andrew as a pastor, a family member, and a friend,” the church said in a brief statement about the late pastor.

Stoecklein’s suicide, which came after a battle with depression and anxiety, has attracted international attention and sparked serious discussions about how mental health is treated in the church.

Tamrin Olden, crime prevention supervisor with the City of Chino Police Department, told The Christian Post that at about 11:08 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, they received a call from Inland Hills Church about an attempted suicide. When they arrived, they identified Pastor Stoecklein as the victim who would die hours later at a local hospital.

Nearly $300,000 has since been raised in a GoFundMe campaign to help the late pastor’s 29-year-old widow, Kayla, and their three young sons.

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Source: Christian Post