Southern Baptist PrayerLink

Mission: PrayerLink is a network of Southern Baptist prayer leaders which seeks to foster a culture of Kingdom-focused prayer toward revival and spiritual awakening throughout SBC life and beyond.

Four Functions

The PrayerLink Community/Network seeks to accomplish its mission through four functions:

1) Pray

Foster “one-accord” prayer experiences and a praying culture within the PrayerLink community and beyond.

2) Connect

Identify, embrace, develop and/or network SBC prayer leaders with the PrayerLink community and beyond.

3) Resource

Provide a forum where prayer resources, initiatives, ideas and stories are displayed and shared with the intent of supporting prayer leaders as they mobilize strategic kingdom-focused intercession throughout the SBC and beyond. See our resources.

4) Serve

Serve the PrayerLink network, annual PrayerLink gathering/forum, and SBC prayer leaders through the administration and facilitation of PrayerLink meetings, prayer gatherings and collaborative SBC related prayer initiatives and efforts.

PrayerLink Components

1) PrayerLink Leadership Team:

The PrayerLink Leadership team hosts, plans and facilitates the annual forum, prayer gatherings and initiatives and provides overall leadership for the network. (participation by invitation only)

2) PrayerLink Networks:

PrayerLink seeks to enlist, empower and equip several affinity groups to develop their own prayer networks. Currently, these affinity prayer network groups are:

  • Local Church Network: Consists of local church pastors, prayer leaders, ministry staff, etc. who provide leadership in prayer through a local church context. MORE INFO
  • Associational Network: Consists of associational directors of mission, associational missionaries, prayer leaders and associational staff who provide leadership in prayer through an associational ministry context.
  • SBC Entity/State/Ethnic Fellowship Network: Consists of SBC entity, state convention and SBC related ethnic fellowship prayer leaders who are assigned prayer responsibilities in their respective ministry context.
  • Prayer Ministries Network: Consists of SBC related prayer leaders who have their own prayer ministry or are involved in prayer mobilization within various ministry avenues and contexts.

3) Annual PrayerLink Gathering/Forum:

Annual network gathering of SBC prayer leaders from across the North America and beyond. 2022 PrayerLink Gathering/Forums will be at the Ridgecrest Conference Center in North Carolina.

4) PrayerLink Experiences and Initiatives:

Kingdom-focused prayer events, initiatives, gatherings, opportunities and experiences held in conjunction with the annual PrayerLink Forum and SBC related meetings and prayer initiatives. These experiences are open to prayer leaders and prayer champions from SBC local churches, associations, state conventions, ethnic fellowships, SBC related prayer ministries and beyond.

Wednesday evening–Thursday morning
September 27–28, 2023

Hosted by Thompson Station Church, the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board, and SBC PrayerLink

Thompson Station Church near Franklin, Tennessee, will host “An Urgent Cry for Spiritual Awakening,” a region-wide Prayer Gathering for Pastors, those they are mentoring for Pastoral Ministry, and other Pastoral Staff.

Bill Elliff, founding and National Engage Pastor of The Summit Church in Little Rock, Arkansas, will facilitate the Prayer Gathering. He will be joined by other pastors from Tennessee and across the Mid-South.

Free Prayer Guide

As an added bonus for this event, we’ve developed a Prayer Guide to help you lead your church’s prayer time as your pastor is joining with other pastors and leaders across the state for the Multi-State Baptist Prayer Gathering. Click below to download.

2023 SBC PrayerLink Gathering

September 28th • 12pm – September 29th • 12pm

This year’s theme:
“New Wine, New Wineskins” – Luke 5:37-38

Thompson Station Church (just south of Nashville, TN)

Please join us for the The 2023 SBC PrayerLink Gathering where we will pray together, network together, hear from SBC leadership, and seek God’s face toward elevating prayer leadership among pastors and the next generation.

We have a block of rooms reserved at Hampton Inn and Suites at Berry Farms. Guests may book rooms by clicking the link below or by phone directly at 615-599-3700. They may reference SBC PrayerLink and the block of rooms September 26-30, 2023 group block.
To receive the special rate of $139 per room use the group code SBC.



Thompson Station Church
2604 Thompson’s Station Rd E
Thompson’s Station, TN 28711


Hampton Inn and Suites at Berry Farms
7101 Berry Farms Crossing
Franklin, TN 37064

Local Transportation

Air Travel

Nashville International Airport (BNA)
1 Terminal Dr
Nashville, TN 37214

Ridgecrest Conference Center