• Our brother Roy Bolhuis, age 81, of the Pacesetters ministry, finished his race, last Saturday night, 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, their family, and the entire Pacesetters ministry. Roy made Jesus Lord and was baptized four years ago at age 77.
  • We express our deepest sympathy to Erica Gooch, Janelle Grant, Channon Brinkley, Johnny Grant, and Meghan Grant, in the death of their grandmother Verleon Grant, age 99. Verleon passed away early Monday morning peacefully in her sleep. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Please pray for the Grant family.
  • We wish to express our sincere condolences to Rita Phillips and Vershon Ross who lost two of their cousins, both of Detroit, this past week. Their cousin Lisa Huff passed away after a long illness, and their cousin Barnett Padgett passed away unexpectedly. Please keep this family in your prayers.
  • We express our deepest sympathy to Iesha Roberts, former GNC member, whose sister Tonya Hartz passed away suddenly. Please keep Iesha and her 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, Saturday, February 6, in Georgetown, South Carolina, 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.
  • Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Vanessa Johnson in the death of her mother, Josephine Mason Strong, age 85, last week. 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 was last Saturday. Please remember Vanessa, Jasmine and the rest of the family during this difficult time.
  • Our sincere sympathy goes to James Davis and his family as they grieve the loss of James’ brother, Jerry Martin, age 65, who lived in West Tennessee and died after years of suffering with multiple health complications. 
  • We express our condolences to Dawn Price in the loss of her cousin Kenny “Bigfoot” Sartain, who died on impact in a single car accident, January 7. Please remember Dawn in your prayers, as she has lost three family members in the last few months.


  • Melinda Hart fell last Sunday, and her urgent care provider took a neurology test and sent her to Vanderbilt for more tests.  
  • Ginger Mimms had cataract surgery, February 1.
  • James Smith continues his battle with cancer.
  • Kiena Price is receiving radiation treatments five days a week.
  • Eddie Wiseman has been diagnosed with a fractured vertebra.
  • Joella Randall recently underwent a second extensive surgery on her right shoulder.
  • Marene Thomas is being treated for kidney problems.
  • 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 Patrice Gray at: 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 her family in your prayers.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, as he is still in and out, unable to remember or comprehend some things, but he is making small, steady progress. Please pray for God’s healing touch and for comfort for the family.
  • Delisa Helton’s mother Loretta Lloyd has been undergoing radiation treatment for lung cancer.
  • Nathan Rowe requests prayers for his father Alfred Rowe who has been diagnosed with heart failure.
  • 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.
  • Barry Holt requests prayers for his 92-year-old mother Erma and his stepfather Will, who is receiving radiation treatments for cancer.
  • 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.
  • Mike Engel’s cousin Keith Engel has had a recurrence of cancer.
  • 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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