Praise Reports

  • We welcome Nancy Montgomery as our new church pianist!
  • Praise God for fathers this Father’s Day!
  • Curtis Hicks Jr. got a new job!
  • The Zimmers are getting a new house!

Prayer Requests

Urgent Needs

  • J. Roberts (pacemaker)

Ongoing Needs

  • Pastor, Staff, and Deacons as they lead the church
  • Our nation
  • Our community in and around Westland Drive
    • Bradley Place Apartments
    • Parktowne Apartments
  • That our hearts would be broken over the multitudes that don’t know Jesus

Church Needs

  • Nominating Committee – Tara Ward, Tami Richmond, Curtis Hicks Jr. – Pray that they follow God’s leading and find willing servants from within our Body to fill needs
  • Mission Trip to Washington D.C. in July – pray that God will provide safety, willing hearts, and growing faith among our team of 13
  • Budget Needs/Concerns – pray for the Lord’s provision

Spiritual Needs

  • The jar full of names on our altar – pray for repentance and salvation
  • The long list of names removed from our church membership roll – pray that they find and follow God
  • Youth Group – pray that the Lord would open doors for us to minister to more students
  • Phil Taylor – leading First Baptist Etowah through a difficult time as a church
  • Jody Penland
  • Cliff Donachy – pray for God’s leading as Cliff determines whether God has called him to be a church planter. If so, where?
  • Todd & Michelle Humbert – pray for Todd and Michelle as they plan and prepare to plant a church in Athens, TN.
  • Ray Goolesby – pray for Ray (missionary to Jamaica) as he ministers in Martha Brae
  • Matt Ward – pray for Pastor Ward’s missionary work to the men and women of the TN Army National Guard as a chaplain
  • Jonathan Nichols – pray that he would come face-to-face with God and overcome some powerful issues that have a firm grip on him
  • Brody Zimmer and Kirsten Johnstone as they prepare for marriage in 2017


  • J. Richmond (heat injury)
  • D. Moss (fighting cancer)
  • H. Richardson (health)
  • N. Teague (breathing/heart issues)
  • P. Matthews (knee/ankle recovery)
  • E. Stonecipher (knee recovery)
  • Pastor Bill Vest [Wildwood Baptist Church, Englewood, TN] (lupus & liver failure)
  • Pastor Matt Ward (back recovery)
  • S. Liner (continued foot recovery)
  • D. Richardson (foot recovery)
  • V. Toomey (broken wrist)
  • D. Payne (knee recovery)
  • G. Haggard (back recovery)
  • C. Geren [Brenda’s daughter-in-law] (fighting cancer)
  • J. Roberts (health)
  • C. Flowers (health)
  • B. Liner (back issues)
  • M. Sheldon (back issues)

Grieving Families (Lost Loved One)

  • Clark Family (Marion)
  • McAmis Family (Earl)
  • Noe Family (Erma)
  • Fell Family (Jane)
  • Williams Family (Bessie)
  • Hobbs Family (Billy)


If you have prayer needs or praise reports to add – whether you are a West Cleveland member or not – use the form below to get yours added: