In the late 1800's five young college students were spending a Sunday in London, so they decided to go hear the famed Baptist pastor Charles Haddon Spurgeon preach. While waiting for the doors to open, the students were greeted by a man who asked "Gentlemen, let me show you around. Would you like to see the power plant of his church?" They were not particularly interested, for it was a hot day in July. But they didn't want to offend the stranger, so they consented. The young men were taken down a stairway, a door was quietly opened, and their guide whispered, "This is our power plant." Surprised, the students saw 700 people bowed in prayer, seeking a blessing on the service that was soon to begin in the auditorium above. Softly closing the door, the gentleman then introduced himself. It was none other than Charles Haddon Spurgeon himself.
Prayer is that gracious means of God whereby He enters the work of the church. At First Baptist Church Headland we seek to bathe every ministry in prayer. Our deacons meet consistently for prayer. Our missions groups regularly make intercession. Even our littles ones are learning to pray. During our Wednesday evening prayer meetings we count it an honor to come before God's throne in fervent prayer for those who need a fresh touch from the Lord. Our prayer ministry also stands ready to pray immediately for those in need at any time of day or night. At First Baptist Church we sincerely strive to be a people of prayer.