Abilene Prays is a part of the America Prays network. We are an inter-denominational, multi-ethnic, Jesus-centered prayer movement covering Abilene, TX in 24/7 prayer.
America is in desperate need of revival and spiritual awakening. Our only hope is prayer. Unified prayer in the upper room preceded the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost (Acts 1:14). Will you join us in prayer? Will you stand in the gap for your community?
Our vision is to unite and equip churches in Abilene, Texas in 24/7 prayer for transformation and spiritual awakening.
Our call is to devote ourselves to prayer for our communities and nation. The Early Church’s devotion to prayer brought them to a place of unity and common purpose. Acts 1:14, “These all with one mind were continually devoting themselves to prayer.”
Every church in America regardless of their size, location, annual budget, worship style or theology can adopt a day or half day of prayer every month. A monthly day of prayer is not the end game, but it is a simple on-ramp that helps churches develop a culture of prayer.
Churches commit to adopt a monthly day of prayer or half day of prayer and cover those 12 to 24 hours in prayer. Recruit people to pray in 30-60 minute segments from home, work, school or at church. Churches pray the same day of the month (1st, 8th) or day of the week (3rd Wed).
Chuck was born in Wisconsin and grew up in a pastor’s home, involved with his family in ministry. Chuck attended and graduated from Southwestern Assembly of God University where he met his wife Barbara and has been in full time ministry for nearly 35 years.
Chuck moved to Abilene, TX in 1999 after hearing God call them to start a church in this city. As founding pastor he leads New Hope Church and serves to see the vision of regional transformation fulfilled. Over the past 10 years Chuck has been involved with and has helped lead 1-Kingdom.org, an organization dedicated to bring the body of Christ together in authentic relationship, unified prayer and intentional mission.
Chuck is passionate about prayer, and bringing the body of Christ together for the same. He loves leading New Hope and raising up leaders both in the local church and in the community.
Scott and Kim Beard came to FountainGate Fellowship in February of 1992. Under Pastor Scott's leadership, the church has developed a DNA that values His Presence through the ministry and gifts of the Holy Spirit working through His people. With weekly church partnership numbering over 700, it has been pastor Scott's desire that FountainGate Fellowship be a place where GENUINE LOVE brings RADICAL CHANGE. His love for his wife of 32 years and 5 amazing children are rivaled only by his love of the Lord and passion for the Kingdom; This has been reflected throughout his tenure as Executive Senior Pastor at FountainGate Fellowship.
Pastor Scott has also been instrumental not only in FountainGate Fellowship's formation over the last 24 years, but has also help initiate a 1-kingdom movement of churches coming together for the purpose of bringing a unity that will command God's blessing (Psalm 133.1-3) over Abilene and the Big Country.