Prayer requests

Have a prayer request or update? Share them with our church office by calling 417-967-2297 or emailing

The church also operates a prayer chain ministry. Members also can subscribe to a text messaging service that sends prayer requests to members. 

Prayer Requests

Sept. 14 — Carol Crest's visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday (tonight) at Evans Funeral Home. The service is 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, Houston.  There is no meal. Burial will be at Bloomfield.

Sept. 13 — Carol Crest passed away last night. Please keep her family in your prayers. We will share arrangements when finalized.

Sept. 11 — Please pray for Carol Crest. She is in ICU with declining health issues such as congestive heart and kidney failure. The surgery on leg cannot be done until she is more stable. Please lift her and family up in prayer.

Sept. 7 — Carol Crest fell today and broke the femur in the same leg she broke before. She is in route to Springfield, Cox South for surgery. Please lift her up in prayer.

Sept. 3 — Marylee Lowrey's sister, Joann Larson, had surgery Thursday and did well, but is now having serious complications.  Please lift her up in prayer.

Aug. 28 — Doris Barnes was cremated and no service is planned. Cards can be mailed to her daughter, Leasha Booker, 102 Windy Hill Court, Statesboro, Ga., 30458. Leland is in a nursing home Alzheimer's unit in Georgia, and she will share with him.


Aug. 27 — Doris Barnes, long-time member and former Houston resident, passed away this morning.  Will update with arrangements when made. Please keep in your prayers.

Aug. 23 — Please keep Malinda Jacobs great nephew, Elijah, in your prayers. He was born yesterday and has pneumonia.

Aug. 8 — Bill Maxwell has cancer in the lymph nodes in his neck. He will be starting radiation twice weekly for next few weeks. Please lift this special family up in your prayers.

Aug. 2 Carol Crest is now back at Houston House. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

Let us know if you have a special prayer request. 

Philippians 4:6-7: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made know to God