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Bayless Conley is hospitalized and in critical condition, according to our sources. Christian leaders are asking for prayer for Conley, pastor of Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, Calif. and speaker known for applying the Bible to everyday life.
“Praying for Pastor Bayless Conley, who is in critical condition after a boating accident,” Lisa sand Berin Gilfillan, founders of ISOM, the world’s largest video Bible school, wrote on Facebook.
Bayless grew up in Southern California where, during his teenage years, he became involved in a lifestyle of drug and alcohol abuse. After years of searching for truth, and a number of near-death experiences, he found answers and freedom in Jesus when a 12-year-old boy shared God's message of hope with him in a park one day.
Bayless' background and story have enabled him to reach a diverse audience globally. His television program, Answers with Bayless Conley, reaches into over 200 nations of the world.
Bayless and his wife, Janet, are the parents of three grown children, and enthusiastic grandparents to grandsons, Asher and Sawyer. Together they lead Cottonwood Church in Orange County, Calif., and passionately pursue life, God and family.
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