UPDATE:

As of 10:30 am or so this morning the hospital officially pronounced the death of Pastor Dr. Clayton Burch.
 
To clear up any misunderstandings or reports on our website and or other media outlets (i.e. Facebook, News reports, etc.) Pastor Burch was a organ donor. As such, he was being kept on life support to allow time for testing and other medical procedures pertaining to his donor pledge. 
 
We apologize for any confusion for anything said or written that may have confused some of you.
 
This has been a very hard last couple days. With privacy laws being as strict as they are, information has been very limited but we wanted to provide updated information as quickly and accurately as possible. 
 
We are hoping that everyone will understand and hopefully our current information is accurate to the best of our knowledge. 
 
Thank you on behalf of Goshen Free Will Baptist Church, its leadership, and membership
 

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the church parsonage — and home to Pastor Clayton Burch, Barbara Burch, and their dog — caught fire resulting in significant damage to the parsonage.

Our Pastor, Dr. Clayton Burch has passed away due to his injuries.

There will be a receiving of friends from 1:00PM to 2:00PM this Saturday followed by a Memorial Service at Goshen Free Will Baptist Church. The service will be conducted by Rev. Tommy Bulla.

Visitation is currently planned for Tuesday at 6:00PM at New Life Church in New Bern, North Carolina with a service starting after at 7:00pm. Pastor Scott Coghill will be officiating.

There will also be a graveside service at 1:00 Wednesday afternoon.

We will update information as it is available both here and on the Event Calendar.

Please Pray for Barbara, Jeremy, and family and his church family here at Goshen Free Will Baptist Church and leave thoughts and kind words in the comments below.

Should anyone wish to send anything specifically for the church please direct all items to:

Goshen Freewill Baptist Church
1300 West Catawba Avenue
Mount Holly, NC, 28120

Please include “To Goshen Free Will Baptist Church in honor of Pastor Burch” in the memo section of the check or with the gift.

If you would like to send a gift or donation specifically to the Burch family, please use:

Goshen Freewill Baptist Church
c/o The Burch Family
1300 West Catawba Avenue
Mount Holly, NC, 28120

Or contact the church for more information.

Thank you,

The Family and Congregation of Goshen Free Will Baptist Church