Ballantyne pastor, wife welcome twins 2 years after tragedy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte pastor and his wife, whose two sons were killed in a car crash in 2015, have a new blessing.

Gentry Eddings, a pastor at Forest Hill Church in Ballantyne, and his wife, Hadley, welcomed twin boys to the world Monday.

[PHOTOS of the Eddings family]

Isaiah Dobbs and Amos Reed were born healthy and happy.

The boys' middle names, Dobbs and Reed, are the names of the Eddings' late sons.

“We are thrilled for Gentry and Hadley and are continually amazed at how God continues to redeem their story," said Stacey Martin, the director of communications at Forest Hill Church and family friend. "From the tragic loss of their sons, Dobbs and Reed to the remarkable birth of their twins, Isaiah and Amos – God is creating beauty from ashes. And we – along with the Eddings and Reed families – give Him all the glory.”

The couple announced to their congregation in January that they were expecting twins.

(Gentry & Hadley's Announcement from Tyler Carson on Vimeo)

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In May, 2015, a car crash killed two-year-old Dobbs, while Hadley was still pregnant with Reed.

She underwent an emergency C-section, but Reed did not survive.

Matthew Deans, 28, was sentenced to 27 to 32 months in prison after the truck he was driving rear-ended Hadley's car on Highway 17 in Pender County.

Deans pleaded guilty and apologized to the Eddings in an emotional court hearing in September 2015.

The couple publicly announced that they forgave Deans.

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