Pastor remembers Phenix City boy killed in weekend crash

Pastor remembers Phenix City boy killed in weekend crash

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) - Saturday night's group of various crashes turned deadly.

Police say Kathryn Adams stole a vehicle and then crashed three separate times on Veterans Parkway, the second of which killed a 7-year-old Phenix City boy, Ayden Kitchens.

Junior White, the pastor of Ayden's family church Woodland Baptist, was able to shed some light on the little boy that was taken too soon.

"He can be mischevious at times, but at the same time he had the sweetest kindest heart. And there is no doubt about it he loves Jesus," said Pastor White. "He actually came to me during VBS this year and wanted to accept Christ into his heart, and it was just a blessing to know that in light of everything that has taken place."

Ayden and his family were very religious and involved at Woodland Baptist Church.

"They hardly miss a service, if they do they are completely saddened by it," White said. "But they have been a faithful family I would imagine since 2012." 

That faith is being tested following the tragic loss of their son.

"Ironically, they are praying for her. Casandra is an amazing woman of faith, and she is praying for this woman to come to know Jesus," White said.  

Woodland Baptist has been doing their part to help Ayden's family get through this tragic time.

"Well we have our app, Worship at Woodland," White said. "People can go on there and go to the give section and I have created a section named Ayden."

White wants people to remember Ayden as the loving boy that he was.

"He loved to sing, he loved to make up his own songs, seems like he was very creative," White said. "And that the typical boy, ya know. And he definitely had a heart for Jesus and that is what encourages me. "

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