SHERWOOD – Men and women flooded the front of the sanctuary of First Baptist Church, Sherwood, to pray and worship following the closing message of the 2015 State Conference on Evangelism and Church Growth, which took place Jan. 26-27.
The focus of the conference was church revitalization.
Steve Gaines, who gave the closing message, encouraged attendees to learn how to pray and invited those who desired to be men and women of prayer to come forward.
“We’re beyond what man can do. … Politics can’t get us out of the mess we’re in. … We’ve got to go desperately, fervently to God in prayer,” said Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn. “If I don’t ever preach another sermon, I want to pray the rest of my life. … If that’s what you want in your life, come join me right now.”