• Our sister Sharon Krogh, member of The Memphis Church, finished her race, Tuesday, February 16, from Covid-19, along with underlying health conditions. Please pray for her daughter Linda who is also a member of The Memphis Church, and for the Memphis Church members who are grieving her loss.
  • Our brother Roy Bolhuis, age 81, of the Pacesetters ministry, finished his race, February 6. We extend our condolences to his niece Julie Scott, his sister and brother-in-law Ethel and Roger Grunch who are Julie’s parents, and their family. Please also pray for those in the Pacesetters ministry who are grieving the loss of their brother in Christ. Roy made Jesus Lord and was baptized four years ago at age 77.
  • We wish to express our sympathy to Mike Engel and family in the loss of his cousin Keith Engel, 59, who lost his battle with cancer, Sunday night, February 14, leaving a wife, Kim, and two children, Cameron and Emma.  He had been on the church prayer list.  Please remember this family in your prayers.
  • Our deepest sympathy goes to the family of Ruby Anne Roberts, mother of Janice Sisco, and mother-in-law of Tyrone Sisco, who passed away, last Thursday, February 11, in Cookeville. Funeral services were in Cookeville on Wednesday. Please remember the Sisco family in your prayers.
  • We express our sincere condolences to Erica Gooch, Janelle Grant, Channon Brinkley, Johnny Grant, and Meghan Grant, in the death of their grandmother Verleon Grant, age 99. Ms. Grant passed away last Monday, February 15, peacefully in her sleep. Her service was last Saturday. Please keep the Grant family in your prayers.
  • We extend our sympathy to Rita Phillips and Vershon Ross, whose cousin Lisa Huff, of Detroit, passed away, February 6, after a long battle with cancer. Also, their cousin Barnett Padgett, Lisa’s brother, passed away unexpectedly, February 10. Please pray for Rita and Vershon and their family.
  • We express our condolences to Iesha Roberts, former GNC member, whose sister Tonya Hartz passed away suddenly. Please keep Iesha and the family in your prayers.
  • We extend our sincere condolences to Lorena Ford, her son Caleb, and their family. Kennedy Snapp, father of Caleb, passed away unexpectedly, February 5, in Knoxville. Also, Lorena’s mother Thelma Bell Grice-Ford, passed away, February 6, in Georgetown SC, after a long illness. Lorena was baptized here in Nashville and was part of the team that planted The Knoxville Church. Kennedy was a former member of The Knoxville Church.
  • We continue to express our heartfelt sympathy to Vanessa Johnson in the death of her mother, Josephine Mason Strong, age 85. Ms. Strong was under hospice care in Chattanooga. She tested positive for the Corona virus a few weeks ago, which caused her health to quickly decline. Vanessa was able to be by her mother’s side when she took her last breath. Her service took place in Chattanooga. Please remember Vanessa, Jasmine and the rest of the family during this difficult time.


  • Antje Stehr is scheduled for cataract surgery, February 23.
  • James Smith continues his battle with cancer.
  • Kiena Price is receiving radiation treatments five days a week.
  • Laurie Capron is receiving therapy on her arm due to pain from her recent surgery.
  • Eddie Wiseman has been diagnosed with a fractured vertebra.
  • Joella Randall recently underwent a second extensive surgery on her right shoulder and has begun physical therapy.
  • Marene Thomas finished chemo for her kidney and is scheduled for stem cell treatment in March.
  • Patrice Gray is a sister in the GNC who has lived in the Trevecca Rehab Center for several years following a massive stroke. She always appreciates cards, but she especially does now because she is not allowed visitors due to COVID-19. Cards of encouragement can be sent to Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation, Room 311-A, 329 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210.

Family and Friends:

  • Bruce Mackie’s mother, Mary Lee, has been diagnosed with cancer and is unable to care for herself at this time. Please keep her and the family in your prayers.
  • Annie Smith, mother of Janice Kittrell, has a blockage in her right leg and is scheduled to see a specialist, March 3.
  • Barry Holt requests prayers for his stepfather Will Flowers, who fell Sunday and is in the hospital with a dislocated hip.
  • Melinda Hart requests prayers for her mother, as she goes through tests to access a mass discovered on her liver.
  • Darnell Hill started rehab in the hospital, which is a big step. He still has many issues cognitively and physically, but he is making small, steady progress. Please pray for God’s healing touch.
  • Delisa Helton’s mother Loretta Lloyd has been undergoing radiation treatment for lung cancer.
  • Nathan Rowe requests prayers for his father Alfred Rowe, age 87, who has been diagnosed with heart failure and is suffering with pain and swelling in his legs.
  • Cathy Freiberger’s sister-in-law Lisa Coffman is continuing to receive chemo treatments for metastatic breast cancer in her right lung. A new CT scan showed that the mass has shrunk from 15 centimeters to 9 or 10 centimeters!  She was also able to get a port, which has really helped her treatments go more smoothly. Prayers are also needed that her white blood cell count won’t drop further.
  • Cathy Freiberger is requesting prayers for her friend Cheryl Mizzell who is continuing intensive weekly radiation and chemo treatments for cancer in her neck.  Please also pray for her nausea from the treatments to improve.
  • Sheila Bowen requests prayers for her cousin Linda who is being treated for stage four cancer.
  • Diane Brown requests prayers for Nayibe, a disciple in Bogota, Colombia, who is recovering from surgery for breast cancer.
  • Joella Randall and Cheryl Maner request prayers for their mom Carolyn Payne, who is struggling with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • Jesse Kay’s daughter-in-law Jennie Kay is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.
  • Wendell Bolton’s sister Verita Bolton-Moses has been diagnosed with stage four cancer.
  • Victoria Henry requests continued prayers for her mother Jennifer Lambert who recently completed chemo treatments for pancreatic cancer and needs to gain weight.
  • Dan Leonard’s sister Laura Leonard is being treated for cancer with hormone therapy.
The Greater Nashville Church participates in charitable giving programs through Kroger and Amazon Smile.  These are opportunities for the church to receive contributions from these businesses based on your normal spending with these companies.  But you need to let them know that GNC is your preferred charitable organization.
  • Kroger – You must have a Kroger Plus card/account.  Log in to your account online (you may have to register first).  Go to Community Rewards on the left menu about halfway down the page.  The GNC organization number is WM542.  Be sure to re-enroll in this program at least annually.
  • Amazon Smile – You must have an Amazon account to participate in this program.  To enroll, go to and login to your Amazon account as you normally would.  You should see the link at the top of the page, just under the search bar, that will allow you to select a charity.  Click on the link and search for our name, Greater Nashville Church.
  • If we all participate in these programs, it would likely result in a few thousand dollars of additional revenue each year. 
  • This would be a great way to help cover the cost of the new playground for our children’s ministry in 2020!  
  • Please contact Nathan Rowe (615.596.6748) with any questions. 


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