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

  • John Becker’s procedure went well. (5/22)
  • Robert Herring has had his last chemo treatment for bladder cancer! (5/22)
  • BJ Herring had eyelid surgery recently and still has a few stitches at the corner of her eye, but she is doing well. (5/22)
  • Rudy Flynn’s friend, Mac, is home from the hospital. (5/8)
  • Tom & Sharon Reed’s daughter-in-law, Kathy, is cancer free!!  Thanks to all of you who have followed her progress and prayed for her during the past 6 weeks.    (5/6)


  • Tammy Snyder’s friend, Jack, passed away. (5/19)

Hospitalized & Rehab

  • Mike Abbott has been in Cardiac ICU at TGH  since 3/23. He’s been through a lot over the past few weeks : 2 failed heart caths to clear blockages, kidney dialysis, 3 thoracentesis to pull fluid off lung, swallowing problems, etc. He’s just too weak to have any more heart catherizations right now. Today, they moved him to a cardiac step down unit.  (4/23)
  • Gary Salisbury is in St. Joe’s with on-going heart issues. (4/15)
  • Charlotte Hayes is recuperating from leg surgery at Carrollwood Care Center (4/3)

Current Prayer Requests

  • Shawnie Green’s stepfather, Tom Dwyer, has been offered a new job and needs a medical clearance.  Pray that God would clear any hurdles and Tom would be offered this new position with more pay and a more pleasing work schedule. (5/28)
  • Linda Walker, director of Hillsborough House of Hope, is healing from surgery at Moffit Cancer Center. Please pray for a speedy recovery. (5/27)
  • Please pray for Judy Richman’s nephew, Jason. (5/27)
  • Jim Strange has bronchitis. (5/26)
  • Louise Wilt, Rosie Scott’s friend, is battling cancer. Recently her oldest son, Kurt, was diagnosed with brain cancer. She lost her other son, Rosie’s son-in-law, to bone cancer. (5/1)
  • 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)
  • Don Winstead continues a slow recovery at home. (4/28)
  • Vicki Morris’ cousin, Shelia, has been receiving cancer treatments in Bradenton will return to her home in Indiana this week. Pray for safe travel and continued healing. (4/28)
  • Dot Murphy is dealing with some heart and blood pressure issues. (4/21)
  • Please pray for Carrleen Best’s great grandson. (4/16)
  • John Burrell has a tortuous (twisted) aorta.  When he was in for tests, the doctors discovered an aneurysm in his stomach area and a cyst on his kidney.  More tests are scheduled.  Please pray that God will give comfort and peace to John and Carolyn while they seek their doctor’s advice and for God’s wisdom, healing, and protection for John as they decide what to do. (4/10)
  • Mary Thorn’s daughter-in-law’s biopsy results showed stage one cancer. Her doctor believes he got most of it, but she will receive treatment for the next several weeks. (4/8)
  • Vicki Morris’s cousin, Sheila Banta, was diagnosed with brain cancer. (4/7)
  • Ralph Burge, a former member of Bayshore, has an aggressive form of cancer with no treatment options. Please pray for peace and healing. (4/2)
  • Amy Swinford’s mom, Patricia Baxla, has a broken knee-cap at 70+ years old. (4/2)
  • Tom & Sharon Reed’s daughter-in-law, Kathy Reed, has a cancerous growth on her thyroid.  Surgery to remove the growth went well and, now, she will need to have radiation. Kathy has remitting and relapsing MS and at this point they do not how this will be effected. They ask for prayer for Kathy, their son, Chris, and their 10 year-old daughter, Katie. (3/27)
  • Karen  Hegemier’s surrogate father, Charles Pittman, has several health issues. Please pray that he may be healed. (3/17)
  • Anna Woodall’s son-in-law, Doug, must stop taking antibiotics for an infection in his lungs because his kidneys are failing. Doctors hope that without the antibiotics his kidneys will repair themselves. Please pray for healing. (3/10)
  • Meridith Nutter, a preschool mom, had breast cancer at one time, and it has reoccurred.  They have found cancer in the lymph nodes.  Please pray for her complete healing and recovery. (3/3)
  • The McMellin family is transitioning out of the military.  They are relieved that their house has sold but are anxious about where they will be going next. Please pray for this transition. (3/3)
  • Tom & Janet Allyn’s friend, Candy, just found out that she has cancer. This is her third bout with it and so she’s going to be going through some hard times. (3/3)

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


  • Mike Abbott
  • Kathleen Crockett
  • Bert Harvey, Horizon Bay
  • Charlotte Hayes
  • Harry Hickinbotham (pray for rest for Sharon)
  • Eva Jones
  • 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 5/28/2015 at 2:28 pm.