TobyMac Shares Intimate Photos from His Son’s Funeral: ‘You Have Been God’s Light to Us’


Christian recording artist TobyMac opened up about his faith and family following the tragic death of his oldest son.

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In a lengthy social media post Sunday, Christian recording artist TobyMac opened up about his faith and family following the tragic death of his oldest son, Truett Foster McKeehan.

The Scars singer also posted photos from his 21-year-old son’s burial.

Pallbearers for the funeral wore red hoodies with the word “Shiloh” printed across the chest. TobyMac said his son would often perform under that stage name.

McKeehan died unexpectedly in the family’s Nashville home on Oct. 23. Medical examiners with the Metro Nashville Police Department did not at the time release an official cause of death, but indicated an autopsy would be conducted to determine what happened.

“We still don’t quite know which end is up but we do KNOW, we are loved. As we mourn our firstborn son, God has poured out His love on us through people,” TobyMac wrote. “[Y]ou have been God’s light to us in our darkest days—a comfort to our broken hearts. We have experienced family at every layer and every turn.”

He added, “God has the power to do what He promised, defeat death and give life to anyone who believes. So from the valley of the shadow of death, we pray a flood of thankfulness will rise this week. Thankfulness to a kind God who is not afraid.”

Soon after his son’s untimely passing, TobyMac launched the Truett Foster Foundation in his honor. The charity was established to raise funds for college scholarships. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to the foundation.