Since the news of Big Daddy Weave's bass player, Jay Weaver's passing, Christian artists have been sharing their thoughts on the type of man he was.
"I had the great pleasure of getting to know Jay on tour… he was a great light and a true heart for Jesus," says Chris Tomlin on Instagram the day of Weaver's passing. "I loved being around him."
Brothers Jay and Mike Weaver were bandmates in the Christian band Big Daddy Weave. Jay passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022, from COVID-19 complications.
"So heartbroken over the loss of Jay Weaver…A man who’s smile, kindness, generosity and life reflected the light of Jesus in a beautiful way!" says Steven Curtis Chapman on Facebook. "So thankful that I got to know him this side of Heaven, and because the Gospel is true, thankful to know we will absolutely see him again."
The bass player had been having health complications for the past number of years.
Zach Williams, singer of 'Chainbreaker' and 'There Was Jesus,' gives credit to where he is today because of Weaver.
"Anyone who knows my story knows how instrumental their music has been in my life. I’ve been fortunate over the past few years to tour with Jay and the rest of the guys, and I can honestly say he was one in a million. He had a heart for God and a heart for people. He was the real deal on and off the stage. I’m so grateful for the times we had touring these past few years," shares Zach Williams on Facebook.
All the artists are asking fans to pray for the Weavers, including Jay's wife and kids, during this time of mourning. Weaver is survived by his wife, Emily, and three children, Makenzie, Madison and Nathan.