Southern Baptist Leaders Pray for Revival and End of Pandemic in Online Meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) — With churches preparing for another week of online services — this Sunday, an unprecedented Easter — Ronnie Floyd gathered Southern Baptists from across the world on Good Friday to pray together online for the end of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and that God would use this time to call the Church to revival.

“I believe God used this time to pray with others about our great needs here in America and around the globe,” Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, said shortly after the conclusion of the SBC Good Friday Prayer Gathering. “God also used this time to encourage each of us about all God is doing through our churches, and the work we do together in America and the world.”

Among those participating in the event, which was streamed live at and the SBC Executive Committee’s Facebook page, were:

— Julio Arriola, executive director of Hispanic relations and mobilization at the SBC Executive Committee

— Marshal Ausberry, SBC first vice president

— Jacob Boss, IMB missionary, and his daughter Skye

— Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board (IMB)

— Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), and his wife Lynette

— Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., and his wife Donna

— J.D. Greear, SBC president

— Jeremiah Lepasana, pastor of Bible Church International in Randolph, N.J.

— Ronnie Parrott, pastor of Christ Community Church in Huntersville, N.C., and his wife Marci

— Heiden Ratner, church planter and pastor of WALK Church in Las Vegas

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Source: Baptist Press