INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Church videos are providing a glimpse into the ministry of a pastor’s wife in her own words.
The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said Amanda Blackburn, 28, was found shot inside of her home on the northwest side of Indianapolis during a robbery. Police said her husband, Davey Blackburn, 30, was at the gym and came home to the discovery.
The couple started Resonate Church in Indianapolis after moving from South Carolina about three years ago.
A spokesman for the church declined an interview with 24-Hour News 8 but did share videos of Davey and Amanda.
Davey and Amanda took part in a series called Love Song. The series focused on dating, relationships and marriage.
Blackburn sat next to her husband on stage at the church on Oct. 18.
The couple finished the series by taking questions about relationships from their congregation.
“Along with the whole thing about what the Bible said about courtship for a year,” said Blackburn in the video. “We’d like to tell people to date for a year and see somebody through every season of life.”
The couple shared their personal love story, from how they first met to their long distance relationship to life as newlyweds.
“We always say time tells in everybody in good and bad ways, the longer you know somebody the more you’re either going to be confirmed in your mind that you trust them, that you love them, that you want to be with them,” said Blackburn in the video.
In another video, Davey shared with viewers that he and his wife were headed to Chicago that day for a romantic getaway.
“We’re excited about this. We’re going to be making sure that we’re putting into practice what we’ve been preaching this entire love series,” said Davey Blackburn.
While close friends and family continue to grieve, detectives are still working to solve the case. Police said they are going over home security cameras in the neighborhood and following up on leads.
“Our detectives were back out there last night, following up with that case and looking for any more evidence that we can find on that case,” Lt. Richard Riddle with IMPD said.
The department will hold a news conference Friday morning to talk about this case and others.