Bayless Conley, TV Pastor, in Critical Condition After Boating Accident

January 29, 2014 10:50 PM
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Kimberly Ripley

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Bayless Conley, pastor of Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, California, is in critical condition following a boating accident. Christian leaders around the world are asking for prayer for the man known for his internationally broadcast TV show.

Bayless Conley, TV Pastor, in Critical Condition After Boating Accident

Conley was one of two people seriously injured in a boating accident in California on Monday evening. Pastor Jeff Perry, who runs St. Louis Family Church in Chesterfield, California was taken to a local hospital and is said to be doing well. Conley underwent surgery for an undisclosed injury.

“Praying for Pastor Bayless Conley, who is in critical condition after a boating accident,” Lisa and Berin Gilfillan, co-founders of ISOM, the world’s largest video Bible school, wrote on their Facebook page.

During Conley’s teen years he was addicted to drugs and alcohol–addictions that nearly killed him more than once. Following these near-death experiences he listened to a 12-year-old boy talk about the saving grace of Jesus Christ while hanging out in a park one day. He found answers in the hope of God’s message and from that day forward worked to clean himself up and serve others.

Conley has shared his story more times than he can count–with the hope of saving others from the despair he experienced. His TV show, Answers with Bayless Conley is broadcast in more than 200 countries around the world.

Bayless Conley has long been married to his wife Janet and the couple has three grown children. They also have two grandsons–Asher and Sawyer–with whom they love to spend their time. Bayless and Janet share their devotion to the Lord and lead Cottonwood Church together. Janet certainly appreciates prayers going out on her husband’s behalf. Continued prayers are no doubt going out from followers around the world in hopes that this beloved pastor makes a complete and timely recovery.

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