January 2021


  • We wish to 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 her family has lost three family members in the last few months.
  • We want to extend our sympathy to Vicki Owens. Her father Jim Rhodes passed away, January 7, on his farm in Kansas from health issues. Please keep Vicki and the family in your prayers.
  • We also are sad to announce the loss of Tim Beach’s grandfather James “Peets” Beach, of Covid-19, in December. Please keep the Beach family in your prayers. This was Tim’s third grandparent to die in 2020, along with grandparents Bobbie Shupe and Gail Park.
  • Our hearts also go out to Tim Bratcher and family in the sudden loss of his father Melvin Bratcher. Tim especially requests prayers for his mother Pam, as his parents were married for 57 years.
  • We also ask that you remember the families of two former members who died last week. Phil Dawson died Friday of Covid and underlying health conditions in GA. Please pray for Phil’s wife Kay and sons Brett and Todd. The family does not plan a service at this time and requests memorials for Phil in the form of Swamp Camp donations. Jim Condon who led the church here in the early days also died last week. Please remember his wife Sue and their family in your prayers as well.


  • Ginger Mimms is having cataract surgery February 1.
  • Donnie Kay had recent back surgery due to a fractured disk very close to her spinal cord. We are happy to announce she is home from rehab.
  • Joel Price had recent hernia surgery.
  • James Smith continues his battle with cancer.
  • Kiena Price is receiving radiation treatments five days a week.
  • Laurie Capron is recovering from surgery on her arm.
  • Eddie Wiseman has been diagnosed with a fractured vertebra.
  • Joella Randall is recovering from further surgery on her right shoulder.


  • Rosiland Burkley’s daughter Coresa Jones has Covid-19 for the second time.
  • Vanessa Johnson’s elderly mother Josephine was taken to the ER this week due to post Covid-19 complications.
  • Patrice Gray loves visits, but the rehab center where she lives is not allowing visitors due to Covid-19. As you can imagine, this is very difficult for Patrice. Please send cards of encouragement to Patrice at: Trevecca Center for Rehabilitation, Room 311-A, 329 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37210.


Family and Friends:

  • Melinda Hart is petitioning for 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.
  • Rita Phillips’ cousin Lisa Huff, of Detroit, MI, has end-stage breast and bone cancer.
  • Delisa Helton’s mother Loretta Lloyd has been undergoing radiation treatment for lung cancer.
  • Henry and Janice Kittrell request prayers for their friends, the Long family in the death of Zachary Long.
  • Nathan Rowe requests prayers for his father Alfred Rowe, who is 87 years old and 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jesse Kay’s daughter-in-law Jennie Kay is receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer.
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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