Lutz Campus

18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd.
Lutz, FL 33548

Idlewild at The Springs

8209 N 19th St
Tampa, FL 33604

Iglesia Bautista Idlewild

Main Campus, Student Building, Hall 2

Requests Week of 4-21-19

Requests Week of 4-21-19

Kelly Knouse
Minister, Next Generation


  1. My health, as I continue to recover from a shoulder surgery.
  2. For Tara, as she leads the Loft 181 ministry.
  3. Our family during this school year
  4. For Cade, as he attends Land O Lakes HS. Pray for his walk with the Lord. Pray for him to grow in a desire to honor the Lord and make wise decisions. Pray for Godly friendships.
  5. For Ellason, as she attends her fist year at Land O Lakes HS. Pray she leads our spiritually among friends and on the soccer team.
  6. For McKenna and Presley. Both attending Pineview MS. Pray for their FCS club and the opportunities that God has opened for them share Jesus with friends.
  7. For Tyce, as he attends Sanders Elementary. Pray that his heart would be burdened for God and His word. Pray that he would stand for Jesus among friends at school and on the baseball team.
  8. For Paxton, as he attend Land O Lakes Christian School. Pray that he begins to understand scripture and learns what it means to follow Jesus. Please pray that he experiences salvation at an early age.
  9. For Precious, as she completes her senior year of High School. Pray for decisions regarding college. Pray that she continues to grow in her faith and desire to seek the Lord.
  10. Pray for balance and priorities between personal time with the Lord, family/marriage time, and ministry time.


  1. Praise for God provision in our ministry and family.
  2. God leading us to a new Girls’ Minister to join our staff
  3. The growth we’ve experienced in student ministry.



Scott Nieman
Ministry, Recreation Outreach


  1. Please pray for the Cate family in the recent home going of Robin’s step mother Sharon


  1. Launching of our 2019 Spring baseball/ softball programming with 600 youth and 85 adults
  2. Launching of our LEAD lay leadership initiative
  3. Pray for our concessions/hospitality folks as we launch our spring season programming


Phillip Hanes
Minister, Biblical Guidance and Senior Adults

  1. Please pray for God’s guidance and direction as I serve in multiple areas of ministry – Biblical Guidance, our Life Discovery Ministry, and our Senior Adult Ministry. I am blessed to serve alongside so many incredibly gifted people who have sensed God’s call into their particular area of service.
  2. Join me in praying for the loving and competent staff I get to serve with from day to day – Suzanne Peterson and Jinnie Stephenson – my ministry assistants; and Rachel Krutsinger, our JOY Ministry Ambassador. These ladies love the Lord and love His people and they are an incredible team to serve with!
  3. Please pray for Sheree’ Minton, Joy Haymore, and others in our ministry who are in the hospital at this time (March 26th).
  4. Pray for our “Loss of a Spouse” one-day support group ministry meeting that is scheduled for Monday evening, May 20th. This is an extension of our GriefShare Ministry and the material is designed to be a great help to those who attend.


Reno Zunz
Minister, Family Care


  1. That Sherri and I would grow stronger in our relationship to Jesus individually and together in our marriage.
  2. For our children Jonathan(Megan), David(Janell), and Andy(Jenna) as they grow their marriages and families. For our grandchildren: Abbie(5) for salvation; Adele(3); Ezra and Micah are 1. Pray for growth and health.
  3. We will have new neighbors moving in soon across the street. Please pray for George and Carol. Also please pray that John and Michele would attend Easter Services.
  4. For good management of our time and calendars so we can open our home to other couples. We are praying about doing another marriage series in our home.
  5. For Sherri as she continues to teach the Women of Excellence Group on Sunday mornings.
  6. For my extended family: Samantha(stepmom); Jerry and Elverie Berg(stepdad and mom), and my sister Karen Adams, her husband Ken, and 23 year old daughter Katie.


  1. That God would direct our Member Care Ministry daily to give our all to assist members through their difficult times.
  2. Lainey, my Ministry Assistant, will have had her baby Olivia on March 29. Please pray for her and Mike in this wonderful transition time!
  3. That the Lord would raise up families at Idlewild and call them to foster children at risk. Please pray that the “Empowered to Connect” Conference April 5-6 will be a blessing and a success.
  4. That God would bless Deana Troyer as she leads our Special Needs Ministries, granting her wisdom and energy and strength, and would provide workers that love the students. We are so grateful for our SN Team!
  5. That the Lord would watch over our Idlewild widows and provide for all of their needs, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
  6. For our Deacon Leadership this critical year: Cary Gaylord(Chairman); Andy Whitten(1st Vice Chairman); Clinton Dailey(2nd Vice Chairman); Mike Ruckman(Secretary); Charles Tipton(Treasurer); and Dana Hardee and Don Enoch(Yokefellow Coordinators).
  7. We are planning a big “Back Yard Baptism” outside the Gatheria on April 28. Please pray that many will make their public profession of faith in Christ at this special time. Please be praying for a harvest of souls Easter weekend, April 20-21!


Rob Taylor
Minister, Men & Stewardship


  1. Susan as she continues to be a faithful and supportive wife, mother and partner in Gospel ministry.
  2. Our four children, Kelby and wife Katura, Kelley and husband Colin, Kent and Kyle and grandchildren James and Taylor. Pray that my children will please God in every area of their lives and that they will be fruitful in every good work. Colossians 1:9-12
  3. Pray for Connie, my ministry assistant, as she serves the Lord through Idlewild in many ways. Pray that she will have wisdom and protection and experience God’s rich blessings.



  1. Pray for many families to respond to a monthly presentation by Steve Overton on Stewardship during our new member’s class called Starting Point. Pray that it would motivate many to give to the Lord through Idlewild for the first time.
  2. Pray for wisdom and discernment for our benevolence team and our food bank team to effectively meet the needs of those who are hurting. Pray that God will raise up workers to serve in this strategic ministry.
  3. Pray for the Stewardship Ministry as we endeavor to cultivate a culture of generosity within the Idlewild family and raise the temperature of Biblical Stewardship.
  4. Praise God for over 730 families that are sacrificially giving in the Accelerate Stewardship Program and funding Idlewild’s vision of “Loving My Church,” “Leading His Church,” and “Launching The Church.”
  5. Praise for 1700 men who attended the “Kingdom Man” men’s conference. Pray that many men will take the next step in their spiritual growth and ministry calling and impact their families and community for Christ.


Dr. Mondonico Williams
Minister, Local Missions


  1. Home will close on April 19, 2019
  2. Smooth transaction on the purchase of a new home that we have a contract on.
  3. That our children will continue to settle down.
  4. Favor to break our lease.
  5. Wisdom to raise family and to lead God’s people.


  1. More missionaries to work the vision God has given us.
  2. Favor with schools and the community.