Members of one of Middle Tennessee’s largest church congregations have taken to social media to solicit prayers for their beloved pastor, the Tennessean reports.
Long Hollow Baptist Church’s Senior Pastor David Landrith, was diagnosed in March 2013 with a rare and aggressive form of cancer called colorectal melanoma. Since then, he has continued to lead the more than 9,000-member congregation while undergoing treatment for the disease.
Landrith, 50, will undergo surgery on Friday, Sept. 19 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Executive Pastor Lance Taylor wrote on the church’s Facebook page on Wednesday.
“Last week he informed us that his cancer had spread to his brain,” according to Taylor’s post. “It appears that two of those spots have a slight bleed. The spots are located in an area of the brain that affects his equilibrium. They are watching him closely and plan to operate on Friday to address the issue.”