Steve McClure began his ministry with the Bloomington congregation in November, 2014.  He attended Ozark Christian College, and graduated from the El Paso School of Missions. He attributes growing up in a preacher’s home as fostering his love for the Lord and His Church.  He claims his various ministries as a continuing education.  Steve served the Westside Christian Church in El Paso, Texas, the Cane Valley Christian Church in Kentucky, the Smoky Mountain Christian Church in Sevierville, Tennessee, and First Christian Church in Carmi, Illinois before returning to the hills of Tennessee.  
He and his wife, Ginger, raised a son and a daughter, Ethan and Lydia.  They currently dote on a black hounddog, Mer’Ci, and a couple granddogs. 


The President has asked Americans to join him today for a National Day of Prayer:  I have a copy of his proclamation which says, in part…

Would you join me- and our nation- in prayer?


Father in heaven, we turn to you this morning in prayer, not in panic over this pandemic.  We pray for those whose lives have been forever changed by the loss of their loved ones… we pray for those who are sick even now and ask that you would provide the care that they need through the work of health care professionals and caregivers who are putting themselves in harm’s way for the sake of their ailing friends and family members. 

We pray for the first responders, the lab technicians, hospital staff, and anyone who may be exposed to the virus, that you would protect them from harm as they put their trust in you. 

We pray for those who fear fear itself, and for those who are facing quarantine apart from their loved ones.  Help us not to be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, let us bring our requests to you, heavenly Father. (Philippians 4:6) 

Help your church to respond in confidence and love to the needs of our neighbors and friends.  Help us to care for those who are the most vulnerable- and those who think they are strong. 

Be with the leaders of our nation and every nation as the decisions they make will affect the lives of people all over the world.  Help them to do what is best, and what is right. 

Help us to remember that nothing is too hard for you, Father.  Rescue us.  Help us.  And in the end save us, we pray in Jesus’ name, AMEN.


“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” 

–  Psalm 55:22


“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” 

 –  Romans 8:28

                                                    Steve McClure