Monday, July 8th, 2024


Dear WBC family:


We have finalized the plans for the services for Charles.

  • There will be a family visitation/viewing (open to all) in the foyer and library at WBC on Friday evening (July12th)  from 6:00 to 8:00.


  • The Memorial Service will be at Wichita Bible Church on Saturday morning (July 13th) at 10:00, followed by a graveside service at Lakeview Cemetery at K-96 and 13th.


  • We are expecting a large number to attend and will be looking into some options for off-site parking and shuttling. We will let you know the details as soon as we are able. Our thinking is that all of the WBC people who are able would use the off-site parking location and leave the parking lot available for others.


  • There has been a memorial set up for Wichita Bible Church in Charles’ honor.


  • There will also be a fund set up specifically to help Andrea and the family with their financial needs. You may write a check to Wichita Bible Church and indicate “Benevolence” in the memo line, or with a note attached, and we will see that it gets to her.

We love you all, and we have been overwhelmed by all your expressions of prayer, support and encouragement, as well as the many generous offers of financial support or offers of assistance for the Heck family.


Please feel free to contact any of us with any questions.


In Christ’s Name,

WBC Elders
Friday, July 5th, 2024
Dear WBC brothers and sisters:

We wanted to give you a couple notes to update everyone.

First of all, we will be joining together for our morning service on Sunday at the normal time, and we will be observing the Lord’s Table, but this will be a very different service in every other way. We hope and pray that our gathering on Sunday will be a time for comfort, encouragement and strengthening in our faith as a church family.

We will notify everyone once plans for a Memorial Service have been confirmed.

And finally, continue praying for Andrea and the boys as they travel home today. They are being accompanied and assisted by Josh and Kristy Hofflinger. Pray for their safety, and pray for the comfort and nearness of God to be with them.

By God’s grace and strength,

WBC Elders

July 4th, 2024


Dear brothers and sisters,

It is with great sorrow and heavy hearts that we need to inform you that Pastor Charles went to be with the Lord on the morning of July 3rd, 2024.

He was found unresponsive and efforts at resuscitation were unsuccessful.

We ask that you be in prayer for Andrea and the boys, as well as the rest of the family in this time of deep sorrow.

Be praying for the Elders as we plan for the future, and as we navigate this time of mourning. Needless to say, we are in shock, but we also know and trust that God is sovereign and in control of this situation.

We will be in touch with more information when it becomes available.

Sorrowful, yet rejoicing,


Wichita Bible Church Elders

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