Prayer List

Our prayer ministry at Bayshore is a blessing for the pray-ers as well as those for whom we pray. Be sure to email Barb Tolbert with any concerns you’d like to share or to receive emails as part of the chain. We distribute prayer lists on Wednesday nights and update our prayer list on the website with the permission of the families.

Praises & Answers to Prayer

  • Kit McElvy is doing much better after a COPD flair. (6/30)
  • Sharon Reed’s brother, Mike’s heart cath showed a small blockage in one of the veins from his bypass but thankfully that can be controlled by medication! (6/26)
  • Winnie Brickett’s niece, Holly’s surgery went well. The tumor was benign and they were able to remove the affected areas without performing a hysterectomy. (6/25)
  • Barb Tolbert’s friend Mabel Lee, who had a massive stroke, is improving every week! (6/23)


  • Mike Abbott, husband of Shannon Abbott, and father of Shawn, Kirsten, and Tiffany passed away.  Mike has been in a very critical condition for a long time, and had many health problems.  We need to pray for comfort and peace for Shannon and her entire family at this very sad time. Visitation is Friday, July 3 from 4 – 6 pm and the service will follow at 6 pm at Blount & Curry on MacDill.  Shannon’s current address is 6611 Brighton Park Drive, Apollo Beach, FL  33572. (6/30)
  • Jimmy Thomas’ aunt, Thelma Taylor, passed away. Please ask for God’s mercies as the family travels to the service and continued peace and comfort for the Taylor and Thomas families during this time.  (7/2)
  • Eva Jones passed away peacefully at home. Eva has been ill for several years, and our sympathy is sent to Greg & Laura Jones and the entire family.  Eva was a long time member of Bayshore and a participant in Young at Heart for many years. (6/19)

Hospitalized & Rehab

  • Carrleen Best is still at Memorial, but is improving. Her breathing is much easier, and she hopes to go home soon. (7/1)
  • Jerry Ryan remains at St. Joseph’s. He still had no feeling in his legs, and he is still in a lot of pain. Please continue to pray for Jerry’s healing and recovery. (6/30)
  • Virginia Covington’s daughter, Bonnie, has been in Tampa General for three weeks. Doctors have decided that she is mentally unable to take care of herself. We are having a hard time placing her. Please pray that Virginia finds a place for her daughter, Bonnie. (6/23)
  • Ada McCurry is in Tampa General having back surgery this morning.  It began at 7:30 and will be at least three hours.  Pray for the doctors doing the surgery, Ada’s health and for Jack’s peace of mind as he waits. (6/16)

Current Prayer Requests

  • James Riley Strange had shoulder surgery yesterday and is in the process of recovery. (7/2)
  • Mary Elizabeth Strange has an excruciating consistent pain for which the doctors cannot determine a cause. (7/2)
  • Jim Duckett’s wife, Evelyn, has had some medical issues over the past
  • several years . She is currently having difficulty swallowing. 
  • Also, Jim had a sudden attack of Vertigo when he was in the
  • shower. (7/2)
  • Please continue to pray for Vicki Morris’ cousin, Sheila. (6/24)
  • Jenny Phillips’s brother, John Spears, had a stroke last week, with some speech impairment. He came home from the hospital yesterday, but was rushed back to the hospital overnight with what appears to be another small stroke. (6/23)
  • Jane Lang will be having eye surgery on Thursday.  Pray for the skill of the surgeon as he operates and for complete healing after the surgery.  (6/17)
  • Marilyn Wertz’s friend, Michael, and his wife who are meeting with doctors at Moffett this morning about the recurrence of his Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.  (6/4)
  • Ken & Judy Mitchell are from Pensacola, and staying here in Tampa while Ken is waiting on a heart transplant. When able, Judy attends Encounter. Ken is improving from a recent stroke, but has to keep an eye on the after-effects of the stroke before being put back on the transplant list. When that happens, he will move immediately to the top of the list. They are grateful for Bayshore’s prayers , and ask us to continue to remember them. (4/28)

Loved Ones Battling Cancer

  • Virdie Alfieri
  • Richard Allen
  • Amanda
  • Becky Anderson
  • Lucy Barrett
  • Carrleen Best
  • Virginia Covington
  • Mark Dose
  • Ann Farmer
  • Erin Ferlita
  • Steve Hadden
  • Leslie Hanlon
  • Karen Hart
  • Robert Herring
  • Casey Flippen
  • Eva Jones
  • Lauren Midgley
  • Mary Jo
  • Elnora Pinner
  • Beth Pollard
  • Debbie Rignor
  • Kirk Robb
  • Brian Snyder
  • Marijane Sprouse
  • Sarah Struck
  • Louise Wilt
  • June Winstead


  • Kathleen Crockett
  • Bert Harvey, Horizon Bay
  • Charlotte Hayes
  • Harry Hickinbotham (pray for rest for Sharon)
  • Sarah Lawhorne, N. Tampa
  • Mary Smith

Staff & Ministries

  • Richard, Tammy, Ron, Anna, Kelly, Deb, Melissa, Randall
  • Deacons
  • Bible study leaders
  • Watchman on the Wall
  • WeekDay Preschool
  • Our Military Families
  • Bayshore Committees

Bayshore Partners In the Field

  • Karen Alford - Medical Mission to the Mentawai Islands, Indonesia
  • Dr. Ray Pritz - Caspari Center for Biblical and Jewish Studies
  • Dr. Ron and Mikel Ann Pritz - OC International
  • Theodor Raychynets - Baptist Seminary in Ukraine.


Updated by Kelly Borst on 7/2/2015 at 10:42 am.