DEVELOPING STORY: Four members of Harvest Church in Germantown were killed and the founding pastor was injured after a small plane crashed in Lavaca County, Texas.
The Texas Dept. of Public Safety says the plane went down in a field between Houston and San Antonio – about a mile from Yoakum Municipal Airport.The crash is still under investigation, and KWAM will keep you updated on the latest developments.
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Harvest Church posted a message on social media confirming that Bill Garner, Steve Tucker, Tyler Patterson and Tyler Springer perished in the crash.
Founding pastor Kennon Vaughan is reportedly in stable condition at a local hospital in Texas.
Read the full statement below:
UPDATE: 4 members of Harvest Church in Germantown were killed in a Texas plane crash. The church’s founding pastor survived. Live coverage continues on KWAM AM990 FM107.9 pic.twitter.com/PEFhKUf6Wj
— KWAM NewsTalk Memphis (@Mighty990KWAM) January 17, 2023
It is with extremely heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Bill Garner, Steve Tucker, Tyler Patterson and Tyler Springer.
All were beloved members of Harvest Church and their loss currently leaves us without the proper words to articulate our grief.As of our last report, Kennon Vaughan is in stable condition in a Texas hospital.We ask for your prayers and kindly request that the families of all involved are given the proper space to grieve at this time.We will provide more information as it is received.We covet your prayers.The worship center will be open from 6:30 to 8:30pm to gather for a time of prayer and mourning with Harvest elders, staff and fellow members.
“But we do not want you to be uniformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others who have no hope.” – 1 Thessalonians 4:13