Praying on the Mountain Event Spreads Across Southern Baptist Convention

NASHVILLE (BP) — In conjunction with “Praying on the Mountain” — a nationwide, remote prayer gathering for spiritual awakening and revival Tuesday, May 5 — Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, will host an online call at with the pastors and leaders who initiated the prayer movement.

Floyd will be joined at 3 p.m. Eastern by Fred Lunsford, Greg Mathis and David Horton. Lunsford, 95, is the retired pastor and revivalist who started the prayer movement. Mathis is pastor of Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville, N.C. Horton is president of Fruitland Baptist Bible College, also in Hendersonville.

Mathis and Horton joined with Lunsford several months ago in envisioning the day-long commitment to prayer. Fruitland professors J.D. Grant and Michael Horton will also participate on the call, as well as others involved in the effort to gather churches together to pray for a spiritual awakening.

Floyd said after learning of the prayer movement, he watched a sermon message in which Mathis announced the May 5 gathering and called Christians to pray. He said he is eager to partner with the pastors in a unique, focused, prayer mission.

“As soon as I watched the message on America by Dr. Greg Mathis as well as his compelling interview with 95-year old Pastor Fred Lunsford, I joined the team to pray on May 5th for spiritual awakening in America,” Floyd said.

The online call will feature an account of how Lunsford initially felt God speaking to him, telling him to pray for revival, and of how Mathis, Horton and others caught the vision, too, leading to the call for all Christians to pray together with Lunsford May 5. Floyd will also lead a time of specific prayer for spiritual awakening.

“Anyone who knows me realizes that for years we have been praying for and calling out to God for spiritual awakening,” Floyd said. “Never have I seen a greater moment for this to occur in America than today.”

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Source: Baptist Press