ODESSA, TX (KWES) - Akashochi, 'to mourn the loss of life.'
It was Tuesday afternoon that Buddy Monahan, a full-blooded Native American of the Choctaw Nation, was in a fatal car crash.
Those that attend Westminster Presbyterian Church knew Monahan well as a spiritual leader that lead them on the walk with Jesus Christ.
He was a minister at the church for nearly 2 years.
"It's a very sad time, especially this week is Easter. And that he won't be here Easter Sunday we were expecting him to be at the pulpit," said Anne Mackey, Westminster Presbyterian.
"He loved everyone, that ever came into our building," said Mitchie Rush, Westminster Presbyterian.
It was through his humbling beginnings that build strong character and drive to give back to the community.
"When he found that we had a desire here to partner with the West Texas food bank and open up a food pantry, he was a number one champion," said Mackey.
The West Texas Food Bank says they are feeding more than 100 families and UTPB students through the church's pantry.
Although Buddy Monahan will not be with his church family on Sunday, he may be there in spirit, saying "God is Good, all the time."