By Todd Quinones
SPRING Twp., Pa., (CBS) — Hundreds in Berks County are remembering a pastor killed in a motorcycle crash.
Her husband, also a pastor, was critically injured.
The crash happened in Bern Township.
The pastors’ motorcycle was trapped beneath the SUV.
Fifty-three-year-old Pastor Lynn Koch was killed. Her 51-year-old husband, Pastor Bryan, was flown to Reading Hospital.
His left leg was amputated and he has serious injuries to his abdomen.
“We pray for Lynn’s family. Jesus, we love Lynn. Our hearts are absolutely devastated and broken,” said friend Steve Pennington.
More than 1,500 people came out to the Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church in West Lawn Wednesday night.
There were tears, hugs, sadness and lots of prayers.
Pastor Bryan has served this community for 27 years.
Executive Pastor Scott Kramer visited Bryan in the hospital.
“With a loud voice like Bryan, ‘Kate and I love you, we miss you, we are with you, we believe in God, we are praying for you,’ and he opened his eyes at me and he looked at me.”
The couple was on their motorcycle Sunday night when they collided head on with an SUV on Grange Road.
The couple was wearing helmets.
They have three sons.
“Bryan Koch is so special to so many people. Monday we had our Presbyterian meeting, he would have been in that chair next to me as our Assistant Superintendent. His chair was empty and our hearts are broken.”
Pastor Bryan is listed in critical condition. His wife Lynn was just ordained a pastor last month.