Please join us in praying for Eddie Middleton who passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Middleton was a founding member of the iconic Christian band NewSong. Middleton was faithful in ministry for over 40 years, 12 of which included being a featured vocalist in NewSong.
“There will never be another like him…He had a huge love for people and a tremendous heart for sharing the gospel with them,” Newsong shared on social media upon learning the news of Eddie’s passing. “He had a consistent testimony and faith walk the entire time we knew him. His heart for evangelism continues on in the ministry of NewSong…His life had an incredible eternal impact and we are rejoicing that he is now with Jesus!”
Eddie had a difficult summer from a physical health perspective battling a prolonged Staph infection, an unexpected surgery in May, and a more recent COVID-19 infection with double pneumonia. In the days leading up to his passing, Middleton shared a heartfelt and faith-filled message on social media encouraging people to put their trust in Jesus. You can read Middleton’s inspiring post in its entirety below.
As many of you know, I have battled significant health concerns and now Covid with double pneumonia has set in. As I prepare to soon meet Jesus, the greatest desire of my heart is for you to know that Jesus saved and changed my life and He wants to save and change yours. No matter how far you’ve run, He is ready to receive you into relationship with Him. The wisest thing you could ever do is to get to know personally the One who created you, who has a plan for your life, and who knows about all that you’ve ever done and will do. He loves you and wants to be your personal Lord and Savior. The only way for that to happen is for you to call upon Him, believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord, confess your need for Him to cleanse you from your sin, and surrender your life to Him. He is waiting with open arms to receive you. Remember that it is by grace through faith. If you’ve never personally called on the Lord, please do so today. He offers a love that you’ve never known before!I don’t have words to express the gratitude, thanksgiving, and praise that’s in my heart for the life that the Lord Jesus has allowed me to live. Growing up in the 50’s in Albany, GA with so many of my friends that I love still today was the best childhood a guy could ask for. Raising my four children and now being Big Papa to my grandchildren has been the joy of my life. Traveling across the country with my brothers, Eddie Carswell, Billy Goodwin, and Bobby Apon, in Newsong to win people to Jesus through word and song was an incredible honor and I loved every minute of it. There is still much work to do friends, and I pray that you will take the baton and share the gospel will all who will listen. Know that I love you with all of my heart and am grateful for every memory.Until we meet again, “Give em’ heaven”!