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

  • Barb Tolbert is home from St. Joe’s after laparoscopic surgery on Sunday to remove her gall bladder. She has family coming in this evening to help care for her. She is not quite ready for visitors but is on the mend! (8/27)
  • Richard Barrett’s mother, Lucy, had successful surgery for breast cancer, and no further treatments are expected at this time. The family is thankful for the prayers of Bayshore. (8/27)
  • Vicky Morris’ cousin, Sheila’s, PET scan showed no more cancer! Praise God! She thanks all for the prayers. (8/1)
  • Richard Phillips son-in-law, Steve, He continues to do remarkably well after his liver transplant. Doctors are already talking about reducing some of his medications, and cutting back on his follow-up visits. Our entire family is grateful to God, and all his people for their prayers.  (8/5)


  • Tom Allyn’s friend Ron Chancey lost his adult son. Please pray for their family. (8/15)
  • Keren Poe Smith’s nephew was killed in an automobile accident in Texas coming home from a Texas Ranger game. Please keep this family in your prayers. (8/15)
  • Jim Strange’s sister, Thomasene McKenna, passed away. Fortunately,
    he and his other sister got there in time to say “good bye.” Please pray for them as well as her husband, Frank McKenna and their children. (8/12)

Hospitalized & Rehab

  • Charlotte Hayes is in Memorial Hospital. We are not sure the cause beyond pain or what room she is in. (8/27)

Current Prayer Requests

  • Karen Alford’s malaria has flared up, she is feeling weak and tired. (8/27)
  • Please pray for Grace and Tony Moore of Sun City Center, friends of Judy Richman. Grace is dying of cancer and both need prayer for strength and lessening of pain for Grace. (8/27)
  • Rick Harvey, the son of Bert and Charley Harvey, is facing some very difficult treatments for a cancer that appeared very suddenly and, unfortunately, is quite aggressive. (8/27)
  • Jason Howle, a friend of David & Liz Kennedy, is undergoing treatments for lymphoma.  He is married and has 4 young children.  (8/27)
  • Gunnar Crowley was involved in an accident this week which left him with severe burns. Gunnar is 14 and in excruciating pain from the skin grafts that had to be done. Please pray that The Lord relieve Gunnar from the physical pain and his family from the emotional pain to see Gunnar go through this and for a speedy recovery with complete healing. (8/26)
  • Jane Lang’s beloved brother in law, Ed, has many health issues. They are currently testing him for spine problems. Please pray for Ed and his wife, Sue. (8/26)
  • Carmen Hufstetler’s cousin Charles Hufstetler had back surgery on 8/11 and again on 8/13. This was a two step procedure. He was having other medical problems post surgery due to the anesthesia. On Tuesday, he fell and damaged his back and had surgery again on Wed. Please pray for healing. (8/26)
  • Sam Ciccarello’s aunt, Mary Jo, needs to be in assisted living.  Her psychiatrist and primary care physician concur, but Mary Jo is unwilling. Sam hopes to resolve this matter very soon in an agreeable fashion, not having to resort to some sort of forced placement. Please pray for resolution and peace. (8/22)
  • Karen Hegemeier’s friend, Lauren Midgley, has just been diagnosed with breast cancer, Stage 2 and apparently is rapidly growing and spreading.  Please pray for Lauren, and her two kids, Ann Margaret and JP, and that the doctors find the right combination of treatment, be it chemo, surgery, or whatever else might be a viable option to reduce the growth and cease the cancer. (8/21)
  • Melissa DeMarCay (Nikki), is home from the hospital after another collapsed lung.  You may recall that we’ve prayed for this young mom and relative of the Pawelkop family earlier this year.  Her lungs continue to collapse. Please pray for healing for Nikki, perseverance for her husband and family and wisdom for the doctors caring for her. (8/18)
  • Flo Barr is having a couple of health problems.  Please pray that the neurologist can find some relief for her pain, which has been called neuropathy due to diabetes. (8/19)
  • Jimmy Thomas’ aunt, Thelma Taylor’s, heart is failing and her mind is failing as well. Please pray for healing if it be His will, but also that His love, peace and comfort would abound for Thelma and her family. (8/19)
  • Amanda was recently diagnosed with ovarian cancer and will be having surgery on the 21st. Her mother died from ovarian cancer 6 years ago. She has two young children. (8/15)
  • Tom Allyn’s friend, Debbie Rignor, may possibly have leukemia. (8/15)
  • Debbie Wise’s cousin, Karen Hart, stage 3 cancer, has had some surgery and is facing more tests, surgery and treatment. Please pray for Debbie as well, as she has cared for Karen for many years and is struggling to find the time to go be with her. (8/8)
  • Susan Chamblee’s brother, Steve Kossler, was diagnosed with cancer. (8/5)
  • Rob Killette is home from Moffitt, but the tumors in his lungs have grown (causing fever and shortness of breath).  He will have a followup appointment today and start brain radiation this week.  Please continue to pray for Rob and the Killette family. (8/5)
  • Kirk Robb has recently been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He has begun chemotherapy at Moffitt. (8/1)
  • The Langs’ good friend and neighbor, Brookman Painter, came home from the hospital (8 wks.), and he is doing really well. Bob has taken him to his first rehab (since getting home) this morning. He can feed himself but has to use one hand to steady the other hand. He still can’t lift his arms over his head, but he’s so much better now that we know he will continue to heal from the 3 surgeries. His walking is much improved. He’s very grateful for prayers and to be alive. (8/1)
  • Eric Kuehlem suffered a stroke on Tuesday morning while working in New Jersey.  He was air lifted to a major hospital in that area for care.  Eric and family, Nancy, Erica and Elizabeth all attended Bayshore for many years and now live in Brandon, FL.  We ask for prayer for Eric and his family and guidance for the physicians in his care.  (7/25)
  • Doctors found a heart issue during a physical on Rosie and Ray Scott’s son, Loren. (7/25)
  • Bill Webb has had considerable pain this week, and no one seems quite sure what is causing it. Please pray for relief and wisdom. (7/24)
  • Jim & Carolyn Strange’s son-in-law, Aaron, is in Israel. They are in a safe place, and there is no plan to return home at this time.  If things do get dangerous, they are sure they will be returned home.  Please continue to keep him and his group in your prayers. (7/15)
  • Judy Richman’s friend, Doug, has had a couple of heart attacks and isn’t feeling well.  He is going to consult with his cardiologist. Pray that the doctors will have the wisdom and knowledge to heal him. (7/1)

Loved Ones Battling Cancer

  • Becky Anderson
  • Lucy Barrett
  • Carrleen Best
  • Frank Burgen
  • Virginia Covington
  • Ann Farmer
  • Erin Ferlita
  • Steve Hadden
  • Karen Hart
  • Casey Flippen
  • Rob Killette
  • Steve Kossler
  • Lauren Midgley
  • Beth Pollard
  • Debbie Rignor
  • Kirk Robb
  • Marilyn Sliman
  • Brian Snyder
  • Marijane Sprouse
  • Jack Terwilliger
  • Louise Wilt
  • June Winstead


  • Mike Abbott
  • Kathleen Crockett
  • Bert Harvey, Horizon Bay
  • Charlotte Hayes
  • Harry Hickinbotham (pray for rest for Sharon)
  • Edna Hoover, Canterbury Towers
  • Eva Jones
  • Sarah Lawhorne, N. Tampa
  • Jeff Meadows
  • Mary Smith

Staff & Ministries

  • Richard, Tammy, Tom, Ron, Wendi, Anna, Kelly, Deb
  • 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 8/27/2014 at 11:40am.