At first Deacon Bill Wallace says he couldn’t believe it.

“I just fell apart,” Wallace said.

Learning that his pastor and friend, Trevor Morris, was killed in a plane crash Thursday, Wallace said he was in shock.

Serving as pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church, Wallace said that Morris was dedicated to helping others.

“Regardless of the task, regardless of what he was doing, he was 100 percent in,” Wallace said.

Which is why he said that he was so happy to have gotten to know him.

“I’ve known him for several years, I was here when he was here the first time,” Wallace said.

For people who never had a chance to meet him, Wallace said that “to meet him, you gotta know God.”