Colonial Hills Baptist Church held a special community appreciation service Sunday morning. A church bus was involved in a deadly crash on July 27th. Three people were killed including Youth Pastor Chad Phelps, his wife Courtney Phelps, their unborn child and church member Tonya Weindorf.
The special service thanked first responders, medical personnel, business owners and community members.
People in attendance heard from Pastor Charles Phelps, father to Chad Phelps. He relived the moments when he found out the bus his son was on crashed near I-465 and 96th street. Pastor Phelps quoted scripture as he talked about how his faith in God is getting him through this time.
The church has received an outpouring of support in the form of donations, random acts of kindness and prayer. Letters have come in from all over the country, even all over the world.
“We really want to say thanks and we want that thanks to be expressed by way of appreciation in a nice service that will really honor people,” said Young Adults Pastor Keith Lewis.
Church members also showed their appreciation by giving guests a memorial bracelet and a sermon written by the late Chad Phelps.