One Week After Pastor Davey Blackburn Resigns, Resonate Church in Indiana Reveals It is Thousands of Dollars in Debt and Will Shut Down

Resonate Church’s dissolution notice shared with members on Sunday January 27, 2019. | Photo: Twitter

A week after Pastor Davey Blackburn of Resonate Church in Indiana announced his resignation to answer God’s newest call on his life, church officials revealed Sunday that the congregation was tens of thousands of dollars in debt and would be shutting down.


Amy Smith, sexual abuse survivor advocate, highlighted a dissolution plan presented to the congregation by John Berry, interim pastor since Blackburn’s resignation. It was tweeted by Twitter user Pink Haired Devil who was present at the church during the unveiling on Sunday.

The plan showed that the church had liabilities of $73,817.97 and cash totaling only $38,154.48. To offset the deficit of $35,663.97 the church will sell off its worship, production, and other valuable equipment owned by the ministry. Any funds remaining from the sale is expected to be donated to a church or nonprofit that is yet to be determined.

Resonate Church officials did not immediately respond to a request for an interview Monday but other sources who did not wish to be identified in this report told CP that approximately 75 people showed up for the presentation and they were allegedly “very angry at Davey.”

“There were a lot of unneeded large purchases — audio and video equipment, TVs, etc, according to John Berry. John Berry, at the end of service, took questions, people were angry, asking if there was a misuse of funds,” the source said.

Berry reportedly told the congregation that their review of the accounts did not show any misuse of funds and Blackburn would not be taking any responsibility for the debt since he has resigned from the church.

Blackburn and his late wife Amanda Blackburn moved to Indianapolis in January 2012 to plant Resonate Church. Prior to that, he had spent four years on staff at NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, under then Pastor Perry Noble.

After Amanda was murdered in their home in November 2015 while Davey was away at the gym, Blackburn recast the vision of his church.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair