Week of Prayer, Day 5–Western United States

AA logo (smaller)Epic Church in downtown San Francisco, Calif., is a new, thriving Southern Baptist congregation. It reaches people from more than 30 countries to share the reality of God’s kingdom with those from all walks of life. The church’s website points out: “We believe that we all have a part to play in what God is doing in the world. We would love for you to come alongside of us and be a part of what’s going on here.” People in the neighborhood can participate in person. Those who live elsewhere can participate through prayer and through giving to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.

Ben and Shauna Pilgreen and their children

Ben Pilgreen, Epic Church’s lead pastor, is a former atheist who now serves God as a church planter working with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Led by God, he and his family moved to San Francisco to reach people for Christ. The ministry that began with cookouts at their home grew into Epic Church, as you will see when you watch the video clip below.

Pray for:

  • many leaders to make long-term commitments to stay in San Francisco and help Epic Church carry out the mission of starting more churches to reach the lost in the city and
  • wisdom and strength as Epic Church expands into more neighborhoods to spread the Gospel.

Material taken from Prayer Guide supplied by the North American Mission Board and from Ben and Shauna Pilgreen’s information at www.anniearmstrong.com/benpilgreen.

About Eddie Blick

I am a retired journalism teacher and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, La. This blog is one of several that I created as outlets for my interests.
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