"Loving Jesus doesn't always cure suicidal thoughts," Wilson tweeted not long before his death. "But that doesn't mean Jesus doesn't offer us companionship and comfort."
Many took to social media to post tributes to Wilson, including his wife.
"Suicide doesn't get the last word. I won't let it. You always said 'Hope Gets the last word. Jesus gets the last word,'" Juli Wilson wrote on Instagram. "I'll do my best to continue your legacy of love until my last breath."
Wilson is survived by his wife and their two sons.
If you or someone you love is struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24 hours a day at 800-273-8255, or get more information at SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.