West Ridge Pastor Struck, Killed in Cycling Accident
Andrew Pray, a worship pastor with West Ridge Church, which has a Cartersville location, was struck while cycling in Bartow County early Wednesday afternoon.
Updated 9:45 p.m.
Pray was taken by ambulance to WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, the newspaper also reported, but did not survive.
Members and staff of Dallas-based West Ridge Church, which has a Cartersville location, were reeling Wednesday night after the reported passing of Andrew Pray, who served as a worship pastor.
“It is with deep sorrow and hurt that we have to tell you that our beloved brother Andrew Pray has passed away on November 21st. He was involved in a biking accident and was stuck by a vehicle today. That is all that we know at the moment,” the church posted Wednesday on its website. “Please be praying for Andrew’s wife Courtnie and kids Noah, Halle and Carson.”
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Pray on his Facebook page described himself as an avid cyclist, as well as “[an] aspiring cook, sports fan, cereal lover, and saved by the grace of God.” He was a native of Springdale, Ark.
Church officials also posted news of Pray’s passing on West Ridge’s Facebook page. By 8:45 p.m., more than 300 comments had been received.
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