Former Casting Crowns drummer Andy Williams was hit by a vehicle on June 27th while on the way to church in Franklin, Tennessee. The injuries were serious. He was reportedly resuscitated at the scene of the crash. One leg was eventually amputated. He remained on a ventilator until he passed away Friday morning (Friday 7/9).
Andy leaves behind his wife, Kelly, and two sons, Aiden and Asher. Kelly posted the following message: "Early Friday morning, around 1:00am, Andy Williams went to be with Jesus. He fought a great fight, but the injuries that he suffered took a toll on his physical body. You prayed along with us that Andy would be healed. You prayed along with us that Andy would wake up. You prayed along with us that God would perform a miracle. While we mourn that Andy isn’t here with us, and that we didn’t get to witness the miracle we longed for here on earth, all of our prayers were answered. He is healed, he is awake and we believe that he is more alive today than he has ever been. We hold fast to Paul’s words that we look not to the things that are seen, but to those things that are unseen, for they are eternal. We celebrate that Andy is in the arms of his Savior and we are grateful for the memories and laughter that Andy brought to all who knew him. We can’t thank you enough for your prayers, support, and unending love. You have walked with us through this very difficult journey and we felt you there the entire way.
We love you so much and we thank you for the support. At this time the family has requested that you respect their time together and allow them to receive some much-needed rest. Please hold off on reaching out with texts and phone calls for a few days.