Beloved Richmond pastor Dimitri Bradley dies in crash, church mourns

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The pastor of a Richmond megachurch died in a Wednesday night crash on Interstate 195.

Dimitri Bradley,51, was the lead pastor and founder of one of Richmond’s fastest growing churches. His death touched many people´s hearts.

Virginia State Police said the pastor died after he crashed his 2016 Cadillac Escalade near Arthur Ashe Boulevard. The accident was at about 9:30 p.m., WTVR reported.

With the devastating news, the church announced the incident on their Facebook page Thursday

Last night we lost our father, our brother, our friend, and our pastor. The heart of City Church and the Bradley family is heavy and hurting right now, but through it all we trust God. We thank you for your prayers and concerns for us at this very difficult time.”

“We ask that you give the Bradley family privacy and prayer; and we will have more information forthcoming. We love you all.”

Police investigating the crash suggested the pastor might have been speeding and was not wearing a seat belt at the time of his death.

A Virginia State Police spokesperson told WTVR, The trooper’s preliminary investigation reveals, the Escalade was traveling west on I-195 when it ran off the left side of the road and struck the guardrail.”

“The Cadillac then went over the guardrail, struck a pole, and overturned in the median,” “Bradley was not wearing his seat belt. He died at the scene.

Church members and the pastor’s family are in mourning. Many expressed their opinions about the sad news through social media.

That is the case of Ron Carpenter Jr who is the pastor pastor of the 14,000-member Redemption Bay Area church in San Jose, California.

He expressed some words  and remembered Bradley as a “giant of a man in character and spirit.”

Source: The Christian Post

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