Yesterday afternoon, at 3 PM I headed over to Crossroads Christian Church for the Rinehart visitation. The line to visit the family was already about a two-hour wait; a testament to the impact this family had on the community.

Today, at 10:30 AM, we'll say goodbye to David Rinehart, Crossroads' Worship Leader, his daughter, Sophie Rinehart, and mother, Ruth Ann who were killed Sunday morning in an early morning accident. Because of the enormous amount of people who were impacted by this tragedy all over the world, the funeral will be live streamed so that everyone can say goodbye together.

I had listened many a Sunday, Easter, and Christmas to the astounding voices of David Rinehart, Crossroads' Worship Leader, and his daughter, Sophie Rinehart, as well as his mother, Ruth Ann's in the Crossroads Choir. This music never became complacent background noise - it was like a porthole to Heaven. It stirred your soul and gave a voice to every emotion you felt.

The family's connection, not only to the community, but the missionary work they did around the world, was unparalleled and the loss of this family has left a gaping hole.

The family was blessed with phenomenal musical talent that they shared freely. Sophie has been described as a star but never saw herself as that. Ruth Ann was a very special teacher who cared deeply for her family and all those who she encountered. And, David lived his life as a walk of worship. He was the adult choir leader and worship pastor at Crossroads, and dreamt of the success of the Crossroads Worship Arts Academy so others could find as much happiness in praising God through art as he did.

The outpouring of memories and grief over this loss is overwhelming not only to the Newburgh community but around the globe. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Rinehart family.

Rinehart Family Service Information

Crossroads Christian Church -- 10800 Lincoln Avenue , Newburgh, Indiana
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, November 17, 2016 and 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Crossroads Christian Church -- 10800 Lincoln Avenue , Newburgh, Indiana
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 11:00 am