Alexandria, Virginia – A beloved pastor in Northern Virginia tragically passed away after an explosion at his home on Jan. 30. Kevin Corey, a youth pastor at Calvary Road Baptist Church, was burning old documents in a fire pit when a gas can exploded in his hands, causing severe burns to over 65% of his body. He was airlifted to the hospital where he was in intensive care until his daughter, Jenna Guercia, announced his passing on Feb. 7.
Corey had been in the process of transitioning to a senior pastor role at another church and was preparing to move with his wife to Glasgow, Virginia to be closer to their daughter. Neighbors in the Newington area of Fairfax County reported hearing the explosion and a Ring camera captured the incident. The video showed Corey adding an accelerant that happened to be a gas can, leading to the explosion and subsequent flames.
Following the accident, Corey underwent surgery to treat his severe burns and showed signs of responsiveness to his daughter and wife. Guercia has been keeping the community updated on Corey’s condition through Facebook, expressing gratitude for the outpouring of support and prayers during the difficult time. The tragic accident has left a profound impact on the lives of many, prompting an outpouring of love and condolences for the Corey family.
The loss of Corey has deeply affected the community, with many expressing their sadness over the pastor’s passing. His daughter’s emotional post on Facebook revealed not just the pain of their loss, but also the gratitude for the love and support they have received. Corey’s impact extended beyond his role as a pastor, touching the lives of those around him in meaningful ways. The community will surely come together to honor his memory and carry on his legacy.
As the investigation into the accident continues, the community mourns the loss of a beloved pastor and friend. The tragic event serves as a reminder of the profound impact Corey had on those around him and the lasting legacy he leaves behind. The outpouring of love and support for the Corey family is a testament to the profound effect he had on the lives of so many, leaving a void that will not easily be filled.