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Long Hollow Baptist Church

David Landrith

David Landrith

1963 - 2014

On November 18, 2014, Pastor David Landrith finished the race that God had called him to run on this earth. David was a man clearly anointed to bring hope and truth to thousands of people, in Tennessee, and around the world. We mourn the loss of our brave leader and friend.

Yet, we do not grieve as those who have no hope: we fully know that – right now – our pastor is worshipping in the presence of his Savior, Jesus Christ. God has fully healed our pastor and welcomed him into an eternity of joy.

Remembering Pastor David

For thousands of people, David was the catalyst that God used to invigorate their spiritual walk, to begin restoring their marriage, to understand Scripture, and to fall in love with Jesus. We want to celebrate all that God did through David and share the stories of our time with him. You're invited to post your memory here. We'll update this page periodically with your posts.

Share Your Memory
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We are lifetime residents of Kansas City. Five years ago, a job brought us to TN. As we searched for a church home we heard about Long Hollow. One sermon was all it took. These Midwesterners had encountered a gifted and sometimes goofy Southern preacher that we grew to love! We returned to KC and our church after only 18 months but we have continued to watch Long Hollow online almost weekly. Though hundreds of miles away, Pastor David continued to impact our lives. We mourn the loss of one of God’s special servants! Our prayers are with you.

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Greg Capps, Hendersonville Campus
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As a Baptist raised in Massachusetts and baptized at age 12 (because it was what you did), it was Pastor David who brought me to Christ and the right side of my salvation. I came to Long Hollow because my daughter and her husband’s family came here. Finding a church in the south that was “comfortable” was hard for me. Little did I know how David would speak directly to me and my heart. I am forever grateful for his teachings and love for his church.

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Andrea Antone, Hendersonville Campus
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When I started attending Long Hollow, it was at a time that divorce was rearing its ugly head. Not only for me, but for my grown children hearing Pastor David preach was a blessing. He was one of us, so to speak. God allowed David’s preaching to strike a chord within our hearts and kept us coming back for more. I was able to overcome one of the most heartbreaking times in my life and turn it into a positive. So, so grateful for Pastor David. He has touched so many lives during his time on earth.

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Denine Puch, Hendersonville Campus
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I remember when my dad and stepmom came for a visit. My invite to church was met with hesitation as I realized it was their nice way of saying my previous invites to other churches hadn’t been quite their style. Their first visit was filled with questions: How do you pay for this big building? Are those singers hired professionals? ~ not a word about the sermon or the pastor – until their next visit: “What time do we need to be ready for church?” That said it all!

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Tina Davis, Hendersonville Campus
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On the way to work this morning, I started laughing. All I could think about is that with Pastor David now in Heaven, the golden “Whoop Around” should be completed by the time we get there! I simply can’t imagine the celebration that is taking place up there today. Our lives have been forever changed thanks to a humble man from the Hub of the Universe.

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Toby Hart, Hendersonville Campus
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In one of his messages, Pastor David told the story of getting mad and putting a trash can over his head (with trash still in it). I will never forget that story! I loved the fact that he was so real. He let you into his life and let you know he struggled just like we do. He was real. He will be greatly missed. The one thing I do know is, he won… We all have lost a great man but he won the greatest gift… Heaven.

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Genie Carr, Hendersonville Campus
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I attended church since before I was born, always believed in Jesus, but never made a public profession of my faith. In 2012, David was preaching on baptism. He (loudly) said, “What are you waiting for!?” Sitting about 12 rows away, it felt like he was staring right at me. :) I professed my faith through baptism, joined the Media Team as a volunteer, and have served the church ever since. While serving I got to know David more, and as a fellow cancer survivor, I loved seeing his strength and smiling face.

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Jason Bradley, Hendersonville Campus
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I knew Pastor David through his sermons. Other than two greetings, I did not have the privilege of actually knowing him personally. In one message, he mentioned homegrown tomatoes, so one Sunday my husband, Ray and I proceeded to bring him a basket full of all kinds of veggies. As I was placing them in the room behind Java Central, out walked brother David. Oh, my! I had no idea how tall he really was after only having seen him from the balcony! I’ve not felt such loss other than from the passing of my own father. Pastor David truly made us all feel like family.

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Sherri Gebhardt, Hendersonville Campus

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