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Memorial Arrangements Announced for David Landrith

Wednesday, November 19, 2014   (0 Comments)
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It is with sadness that we share the news of the death of Belmont alumnus and Senior Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church, David Landrith. David, a 1986 graduate of Belmont College and father of three, has been a pastor at Long Hollow since 1997. During his tenure with Long Hollow, the congregation grew from one campus to five, with weekly attendance reaching as high as 7,500 and worldwide missions including orphanages on three continents. During his time at Belmont, David lettered for two seasons for the men’s basketball team, playing in 37 career games under Head Coach Don Purdy from 1984-1986.  He earned a bachelor’s s degree from Belmont in 1986 and later obtained a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. More information on David can be found in the Belmont Athletics memorial notice.


David passed away Tuesday morning from colorectal melanoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. He is survived by his wife and fellow Belmont alumna, Jennifer, their three children: Rachel (25), Sam (20) and Josh (18); his parents, Horace and Shirley Landrith and his brother, Hal Landrith.


Visitation will be held Friday, Nov. 21 from 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Worship Center at Long Hollow’s Hendersonville Campus  (3031 Long Hollow Pike, Hendersonville, TN 37075, phone: 824-4006). The funeral service will be Friday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. at the same location. Due to the expected attendance for the service, attendees are being asked to carpool and park at Beech High School (3126 Long Hollow Pike, Hendersonville, TN 37075) where a shuttle will be available. The service will be streamed online at and will be recorded. There will also be a graveside service held at Candies Creek Baptist Church in Charleston, Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 3 p.m.


Please continue to keep the Landrith and Long Hollow families in your thoughts and prayers. For more information on how to support the Landrith family at this time, click here. They have asked that in lieu of flowers or other gifts, donations be made to the David Landrith Memorial Fund at Long Hollow Baptist Church.


As Long Hollow’s website states, “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.”


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