Christian worship leader and songerwriter Kristian Stanfill has been hospitalized after being hit by a car on Tuesday (April 28). Stanfill is one of the worship leaders at Passion City Church and their annual Passion Conference. The accident occurred while the singer was running down the side of an Atlanta, GA road. The vehicle was unidentified and Stanfill is doing well as his wife Kerri is at his side.
"Miraculously no broken bones or permanent damage. Thank you Jesus for your protection," an Instagram post by Passion City Chuch's senior pastor Shelley Giglio said. Her husband followed suit and posted, "Don't let the smile fool you. Could have been a lot worse. KS was hit by a car while running this afternoon. Praise God he's resting at home. Total God-covering and protection. Pls don't text them all at once. Everyone is grateful and recovery is underway. #thankyouGradyER #PraiseJesus"
In 2005, Stanfill became involved with the Passion organization. He performed at the Passion Conference for the first time in 2005. Stanfill and several of his friends independently formed a band in 2005. In 2006, Stanfill led worship at the Passion Conference. His recording of "Jesus Paid It All" was selected for inclusion on the album, Everything Glorious. In 2007 Stanfill and his band independently released the EP, "Hello."
By 2008, Stanfill became the first artist in eight years to be signed to sixstepsrecords. In October 2008 through November 2008, he and his band worked on their first studio record. The album was completed by December 2008, and was released in April 2009 under the title, "Attention." Two years later in 2011, he released his second album, "Mountains Move." The album became the band's first to chart on the Billboard 200. The success of the album eventually led to the band being nominated for Best New Artist at the Dove Awards.
There is no further information about the incident, as Stanfill has not made an official announcement.
The Giglio's are asking fellow believers to pray for the worship leader's recovery, and to encourage him.