A US megachurch pastor known for his work in mental health has killed himself, church officers have confirmed.
Jarrid Wilson, 30, co-founded the “Anthem of Hope” programme, which helps individuals dealing with despair and suicidal ideas.
He was an affiliate pastor on the 15,000-member Harvest Christian Fellowship for 18 months earlier than his dying.
Greg Laurie, senior pastor of the church, which has campuses in Southern California and Hawaii, stated Mr Wilson died by suicide on Monday.
Mr Wilson is survived by his spouse Juli, two younger sons and different relations.
His spouse, additionally a founding father of the Anthem of Hope programme, stated the dying had “completely ripped my heart out of my chest”.
“You loved me and our boys relentlessly and I am forever grateful that I had YOU as a husband and a father to our boys,” she wrote.
The church was based in Riverside, California, in 1973. It now has 15,00Zero individuals and hosts large-scale evangelistic occasions.
Mr Wilson spoke brazenly about his wrestle with despair and wished to assist others.
The outreach group based in 2016 sought to finish the stigma of mental sickness and join individuals to assets together with a 24-hour disaster line.
He died a day earlier than World Suicide Prevention Day, which he posted about on his Twitter web page.