Prayer Ministries

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Welcome to the Prayer Ministry Website

“Make this your common practice: Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you can live together whole and healed. The prayer of a person living right with God is something powerful to be reckoned with.” James 5:16 (The Message)

Prayer in the hand of faith is the KEY that unlocks Heaven’s storehouse.  Our department is committed to helping you develop a stronger key.  In addition, we believe that prayer is the key to finishing the work of God and ushering in the Second Coming of Christ.  The Latter Rain is needed.  The process for obtaining the needed refreshing from the Lord is through prayer.  It is our hope that you can be guided into a more fruitful experience with prayer.

Mission Statement:  The mission of the South Central Conference is to train Prayer Federation Officers and Coordinators to turn their churches into houses of prayer, which will usher in the Latter Rain, so that the gospel work can be finished and Christ can come.


a.      To help every church in the Conference to enhance their prayer focus- to become houses of prayer.
b.      To begin a prayer movement in South Central Conference, that ushers in the Latter Rain and finishes the work.

i.      Every great Revival started with prayer (i.e., the Great Awakening).  We are in the dispensation of the Latter Rain.  God wants to pour out His power, but it won’t happen without a concerted effort of petition.

c.       To recruit and train Prayer WarriorsB to get a Prayer Army for every church and for this Conference.

Motto: “Making Prayer Central in South Central.”

DOWNLOAD: Prayer Ministries Department Quarterly Report Form


Featured Speaker:  Pastor James Black, Sr.
Featured Presenter:  Dr. Nadine A. Joseph-Collins
Final Charge: Dr. John Nixon
Other Presenters: Elder Michael Harpe, Mrs. Trina Ware
Pastor Vandeon Griffin, Facilitator, Young Adult Prayer Ministries Initiative
Mrs. Daphne Hubbard, and Ms. Brenda McKenzie — Psalmists
Ms. Alyce Hendricks, Young Adult Prayer Min. Worship Leader

Schedule: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. through Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Registration Fees:
All registration fees are per person. Please plan to register early with Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center since no registrations will be taken on-site and space is limited.

$179 Early-bird Double Occupancy now through January 15, 2018.
$199 Regular Double Occupancy January 16, 2018 through February 16, 2018.
$229 Early-bird Single Occupancy now through January 15, 2018.
$249 Regular Single Occupancy January 16, 2018 through February 16, 2018.
$79 Early-bird Sabbath Only Rate, now through January 15, 2018.
$99 Regular Sabbath Only Rate, January 16, through February 16, 2018.

To guarantee your place, please register ASAP. Register Now by clicking here or call (800) 280-1105. Shocco Springs will process registrations for this event through February 16, 2018.

All major credit cards accepted, except American Express card. Make Money Orders payable to Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center, and mail to, 1314 Shocco Springs Road, Talladega, AL 35160-5852. If you send your registration by mail, please make sure Shocco Springs receives your registration by February 16, 2018.

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds, but feel free to substitute someone to attend the Prayer Summit in your place.

Register Now: Online Registration | Paying by Check? For details, please click here

Other Details: Please note the additional details below regarding this event:

Lodging: Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center, 1314 Shocco Springs Road, Talladega, AL 35161.

Meals: You will receive five (5) meals: supper on Friday; breakfast, lunch and supper  Sabbath; and brunch on Sunday.  Friday dinner will be from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Directions: Click Here for a Map | Weather

Nearest Airport: Birmingham International Airport

Ground Transportation: Birmingham International Airport

On-site Event Check-In: Pick up your event materials on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 1:00-6:00 pm.

Children: As a courtesy to other participants, and to maximize your benefit at this  event, we ask that you make other arrangements for the care of your children.

Dress: Casual; dressy casual for Sabbath.

Sabbath Colors:  Red and Black.

Additional Questions: Contact Elayne Bedney (615) 226-6500 ext. 143 or


Barry Anderson
(256) 468-1907
Clementine Collins
(205) 213-9001
Berthenia Smith
(706) 566-3980
Darren Anderson
Kay Wright
(270) 352-0278
Herbert Clark
(662) 303-0748
Patricia Hart
(601) 940-7996
Gloria VanNorman
(601) 248-3819
Annie Miller
(901) 948-2864
Virginia Webster-Taylor
(615) 995-4275
Tywanna Smith
(865) 253-7907
A Quick Start Guide
by Ruth Jacobsen
Advent Source
The Praying Church Sourcebook
by Alvin J. Vander Griend & Edith Bajema
The Praying Church Ideal Book
by Doug Kamstra
The Prayer Saturated Church
by Cheryl Sacks
My House Shall be Called a House of Prayer – DVD
By Pastor Jim Cymbala
And the Place Was Shaken:  How to Lead a Powerful Prayer Meeting
by John Franklin
Teach Us to Pray
by Pastor Roy Rugless
Sanctuary Secrets to Personal Prayer
By Carol Shewmake
Adventist Book Center
When We Pray for Others
The Blessing of Intercessory Prayer
by Carol Shewmake
Adventist Book Center
The Workbook of Intercessory Prayer
By Maxie Dunnan
Barnes & Noble
The Power of Crying Out
By Bill Gothard
Church Prayer Leaders Website
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
By Pastor Jim Cymbala
Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire
By Pastor Jim Cymbala
Communion with God
By Ellen G. White
Adventist Book Center
With Christ in the School of Prayer
By Andrew Murray
The Kneeling Christian
By an Unknown Christian
On the Wings of Praise
By Kay D. Rizzo
Adventist Book Center
How Great is Our God – DVD
By Louie Giglio


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