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Life.Church Campus Pastor Danny Duran Dies Unexpectedly

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Overland Park, Kansas’ Life.Church campus pastor Danny Duran, 41, died unexpectedly on Tuesday June 1, 2021, after collapsing in his home. Medical teams are still working to determine the cause.

Duran leaves behind a wife and three children. The campus said in a statement, “As we all begin to grieve, we can find comfort in Danny’s wholehearted and total devotion to Jesus. It drove his passion for our mission, and it gives us peace in the assurance that he is in God’s presence.”

Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church. The multisite megachurch averages a weekly attendance of over 85k people throughout their many campuses and online ministry.

Life.Church is also known for their development and ongoing ministry of the YouVersion Bible app created in 2008.

Duran Is Remembered

The church’s Facebook page has been flooded with comments remembering, praying, and expressing how much they loved pastor Danny Duran. Here are a few…

“We are praying for the Duran family and our campus in Overland Park. Pastor Danny will be missed greatly. The Overland Park community was impacted forever because of his passion for Jesus and love for people.”

“Danny loved people with a pure and enthusiastic heart. We are heartbroken over this loss. His legacy is one of love that we will endeavor to keep alive.”

“He was the first to greet us when we came to Life.Church. His contagious smile and enthusiasm made us feel instantly welcome. Prayers for his family. Such a loss.”

“Pastor Danny was such an impactful leader. He didn’t know a stranger and made us feel very welcomed. Many prayers for Emily and their children! He will be greatly missed!”

Life.Church Overland Park Campus Statement

On Monday Life.Church Overland Park campus released a statement regarding Duran’s passing, asking to lift up Duran’s entire family in prayer. Read the entire statement below:

Life.Church Family, 

We have some very sad news to share with you. This morning, our dear friend and Campus Pastor, Danny Duran passed away unexpectedly. He collapsed at home and his medical team is still working to determine what happened. The shock of his sudden loss may be hard to bear, and we’re grieving alongside you. 

As our extended staff team is surrounding his wife, Emily, and their three children with immediate support and care, would you join us in lifting up Danny’s entire family in prayer? We’re praying his family and everyone who loves them are surrounded by supernatural comfort and peace. We pray they would feel God’s sustaining presence in a mighty way in every moment ahead. 

Danny is loved by so many, and it’s natural to want to respond and help his family in some way. Rest assured that our team is caring for his family’s immediate needs. The best way to help right now is to pray and give Danny’s family time and space to process this momentous loss. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on other ways to help as they arise.

As we all begin to grieve, we can find comfort in Danny’s wholehearted and total devotion to Jesus. It drove his passion for our mission, and it gives us peace in the assurance that he is in God’s presence. We know God is close to us as we are brokenhearted and will save us when we’re crushed in spirit. We join you in leaning on God’s grace and strength in the days ahead. 

With love and care,
The Life.Church Overland Park Team

Please join ChurchLeaders.com as we pray for the Duran and Life.Church family.

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