Baptist and Reflector Staff
Tennessee Baptists will have an opportunity to participate in the first-ever online statewide prayer service in the history of the Tennessee Baptist Convention tonight through a Facebook Live event hosted by the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.
The event will launch at 7 pm CST/ 8 pm EST through the TBMB’s Facebook page. Those wishing to view the event but who do not have a Facebook account may still participate by typing www.Facebook.com/TNBaptist into their web browser. TBMB Executive Director Randy C. Davis is hosting the event. Joining Davis and leading prayer will be pastors Steve Gaines, Bellevue Baptist Church, Memphis; Ternae Jordon, Mount Canaan Baptist Church, Chattanooga; Dean Haun, First Baptist Church, Morristown; Roger Britton, White’s Creek Baptist Church, Rockwood; Jordan Easley, First Baptist Church, Cleveland; Clay Hallmark, First Baptist Church, Lexington; and Bruce Chesser, First Baptist Church, Hendersonville and current TBC President.
“I am excited for this historic opportunity,” Davis said. “These have been challenging days for us, not only as Tennessee Baptists but as Americans. The COVID-19 virus has significantly altered the landscape in our state and our country. The best thing I know for us to do is to turn our collective hearts toward God and seek His face as a people. That’s exactly what we intend to do this evening.”
Each pastor will take about three minutes to pray for a specific need. The event is prerecorded but will be posted as a live event so viewers can participate through Facebook comments. TBMB staff will interact in real time with anyone’s comments. There will also be a link for people to fill out a response card, allowing viewers to leave a specific prayer request or to indicate a desire to speak further with someone about making a spiritual decision.
“I so appreciate these great pastors leading us in this time tonight,” Davis said. “These are men for whom I have great respect and whose pastoral hearts I love. I am thankful for their willingness to lead us, and I am thankful for the age in which we live that, even though we are dispersed from our churches, we can still gather as a people to worship the Lord through prayer.”
For more information throughout the day, visit Facebook.com/TNBaptist.