The Christian band, Casting Crowns, is urging people to pray for their former drummer, Andy Williams, who was severely injured in a motorcycle accident over the weekend.
In a Facebook post, the band reported that Williams had been struck by a vehicle on the way to church on Sunday. He reportedly was resuscitated at the scene and rushed to the hospital but sustained “severe trauma to his body and brain.”
“He is ALIVE, but his needs are many,” the band wrote. “The doctors say right now that the best thing that can happen is for him to wake up on his own. So please stop what you’re doing and pray for Andy to wake up.”
Since the initial post, the band has not posted any updates on Williams’ condition.
However, yesterday, Williams’ church, Grace Chapel Fairview in Fairview, Tennessee, posted on Facebook that it would meet Wednesday night at a local park and “storm the gates of heaven for Andy, his wife Kelly, and two little boys.”
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Andy’s wife, Kelly Williams, also posted to Facebook yesterday: “I don’t have words to express the peace and love and grace our Father has poured on me and my boys these 3 days. It is truly unlike anything I have ever seen in my almost 45 years. Thank you isn’t enough to everyone.”
Kelly added that the couple’s son was able to see his father yesterday. And to “give Daddy a laugh,” the boy played the song, “Wake Me Up Before You GoGo” by Wham.
Kelly ended her post recalling how “our Father loves us. He is an absolutely amazing Father, Friend, Healer, and so much more. Please if you don’t know Jesus now, don’t wait another minute. He loves you.”
Williams served as drummer for Casting Crowns from 2001—2009.
He was replaced by Brian Scroggin, who announced in March that he is leaving the band “to be more available for local discipleship, teaching and counseling opportunities.”
Casting Crowns began in 1999 as a student worship band in Daytona Beach, Florida, led by youth pastor Mark Hall, the band’s lead vocalist. Over the years, the band has won a Grammy and a Dove award.