David Love, the pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, has resigned his position. The resignation comes after Independence
police executed a search warrant last week at the church on East Lexington Road as part of the homicide investigation of Randy
New Hope Baptist made the announcement in a "press
release" on its Web site on Sunday.
"David Love has resigned from the position of Pastor at New
Hope Baptist Church," the statement read. "The Church and it's leadership are committed to
moving forward to serve our community. Please pray for us as we plan out
the future direction of New Hope."
According to Independence police, the search of the church was part of the ongoing investigation of Stone's death. They also interviewed "persons of
interest." No charges have been filed.
Stone, 42, was
discovered at his
Farmer's Insurance office, 13912 East Noland Court, on March
Stone's obituary says, "He was an active and
faithful member of New Hope Baptist Church." According to a KSHB
Channel 41 story, "Stone was active in church ministry, traveling
on mission trips and driving a bus on Sundays to pick-up students for
If you have any information about Stone's death, call the TIPS Hotline
at 816-474-8477 or the Independence Police Investigations Division at
Hat tip to KSHB