Dear Church Family,

It is with great joy and thankfulness to the Lord that we announce that Pastor Jared Richard has accepted the call to be the next Senior Pastor at Bay Leaf Baptist Church.  He will become our third Senior Pastor in the last 45 years, a legacy of blessing that instills confidence for the future.  The Lord works in His church for His glory and for our good and we are so excited to experience with each of you how the Lord will continue to use Bay Leaf under Pastor Jared's leadership. May we bring the light of the gospel and the love of Christ to our friends, families, our community, and around the world. 

Jared plans to begin his service here in the first half of August.  Please pray for him and his family as they work through this time of preparation and relocation.  "To God be the glory, great things He has done."

Prayer for Jared and Jordan:

July 19: Luke 12:22-31 — Pray for Pastor Jared and Jordan. Ask the Lord give special grace to Jude and Julia, their children as they transition to a new state and make new friends.

July 20: Titus 1:6-7 — Pray for Pastor Jared and his wife Jordan. Ask God to bless and protect their marriage. Thank the Lord for bringing their family to be a part of our family.

July 21: - 2 Tim. 4:1-5 — Pray that Pastor Jared would faithfully preach the Word of God. Ask God to speak clearly to him and give him boldness and courage.

July 22: Phil. 1:9-11 — Pray that Pastor Jared’s love will abound. Pray the Spirit will continuously fill him with the fruits of righteousness.

July 23: Col. 1:9 — Pray that Pastor Jared will be filled with the knowledge of God’s will & spiritual understanding.

July 26: Col. 1:10 — Pray Pastor Jared will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, being fruitful in every good work.

July 27: 1 Cor. 11:1 — Pray for Jared’s personal walk with Christ. Pray for our congregation to follow him as he follows Christ.

July 28: Rom. 12:9-13 — Pray that God would prepare Pastor Jared to always have great zeal & passion for serving the Lord in his ministry. Pray for God’s strength in his weakness & may he be faithful in prayer.

July 29: Eph. 4:1-6 — Pray for the congregation to walk in a manner worthy of our calling. Marked with humility, kindness, & oneness with God & each other.

July 30: Ps. 133 — Pray for Pastor Jared and his relationship with the church staff & deacons as they serve together at Bay Leaf Baptist Church. Pray for the season of building relationships and learning each other’s gifts and personalities.

Jared's first weekend to preach at Bay Leaf will be August 7-8. We hope you will join us!