Four Church members were killed in Texas plane crash. In a plane crash in Texas, four members of a Tennessee church were killed and their pastor was injured. Harvest Church, which is in the Memphis suburb of Germantown, said that lead pastor Kennon Vaughan was stable at a Texas hospital.
Authorities and the church reported that a small plane crashed on Tuesday while coming close to an airport in Texas, injuring the lead pastor and killing four members of a Tennessee church.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Piper PA-46 aircraft that was equipped with just one engine went down in a wide field south of a Yoakum airport. About 6,000 people live in Yoakum, which is about 100 miles east of San Antonio.
Sgt., one of the five passengers, managed to get out of the plane and was taken to a Victoria hospital. The Victoria Advocate was informed by Texas Department of Public Safety official Ruben San Miguel. About 40 miles to the south of Yoakum is Victoria.
According to Harvest Church, which is in Germantown, a suburb of Memphis, lead pastor Kennon Vaughan is stable in a Texas hospital.
In a message posted on its website Wednesday morning, the church wrote, “We rejoice this morning in God’s goodness.” Kennon is breathing on his own and has been able to write some words to communicate with others.
The congregation added: All of the doctors’ most recent reports are positive. We are so grateful to God for providing Kennon, who is currently at one of the best trauma hospitals in the nation. Please keep praying for Kennon’s full recovery because he still needs some surgeries to fix his injuries to his abdomen.
The executive vice president of the church, Bill Garner, was among the four people killed, according to the church. Elder of the church, Steve Tucker; and Tyler Springer and Tyler Patterson.
On its website, the church stated, “All were beloved members of Harvest Church, and their loss currently leaves us without the proper words to articulate our grief.”