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Prayer rally planned Monday at Carter County Courthouse

Published 8:08am Friday, May 2, 2014

Randy Davis, Executive Director and Treasurer of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, will lead prayer rallies in Carter and Johnson counties on Monday, May 5.
Davis will be at Mountain City First Baptist Church from 9 to 9:30 a.m. for a prayer rally outside, weather permitting.
He will be at the Carter County Courthouse from 2 to 2:30 p.m. This meeting will also be held outdoors, weather permitting.
Davis is on a mission to visit all 95 counties in Tennessee and lead prayer rallies at every county courthouse.
The Rev. Jack Roddy, Director of Missions for the Watauga Association of Baptists, said the prayer rallies are not just for Baptists, but for all Christians. “We especially want to invite our county and city officials,” he said.
During Davis’ travels across the state, he will be ringing a bell designated as the “Salvation Bell.”
The “Salvation Bell,” which is on loan from the First Baptist Church of Sevierville, is mounted in the bed of a specially painted pickup truck with the words “Praying Across Tennessee.”
The rally will include prayer for spiritual awakening and to pray for and express appreciation for “public servants and our Baptist pastors” om each county, Davis said.
He further explained that the bell will be used to help raise awareness that Tennessee is no longer a church field, but is now a mission field.
“The intention is not to have 95 large crowds to gather. Our intention is church representatives will join us there and return to their churches to pray for spiritual awakening,” The Tennessee Baptist executive said.

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