Prayer Expressions

There are so many ways to get involved in the many prayer expressions at SGT. Prayerfully consider joining one of the below prayer teams:
General Prayer/Intercession Meetings: The corporate prayer meetings are powerful times for believers at SGT to come together to seek the Lord and declare His will to be accomplished on earth as it is in heaven. During these meetings there is an openness to the direction and leading of the Holy Spirit. Incorporated in these meetings are times of worship, thanksgiving, petitions, personal ministry, and intercession. Meetings occur during the week in the Prayer Room.
  • Wednesday 6:00 AM – Ken Metzler
  • Wednesday 10:00 AM – Diane Zarlengo, John Danubio
  • Wednesday 7:30 PM – Luis Silva (in Spanish)
  • Friday 6:00 AM – Pastor Ted Bichsel
 7:00 PM – Women’s Spanish Ministry (Mujeres con Proposito)
Prayer Service on Nov. 1st from 6-8pm in the sanctuary: This service will incorporate prayer for repentance and revival in our nation and the upcoming election.
Strategic Prayer for Our Communities:
Barbara McGovern
These prayer meetings meet monthly in various communities in Suffolk County. They are hosted by congregant members that attend SGT. The purpose for these meetings is to saturate their town in prayer while identifying specific needs, problems, and spiritual strongholds within the community so that God’s Kingdom would come and His will would be done in their town on earth as it is in heaven. Meeting times and places vary for each community.
Outreach Prayer Partners:
Patti Lewis
This is a Prayer Chain which consists of several teams of intercessors that receive weekly updates about outreaches and various ministries in our church that are happening throughout the week. These team members saturate in prayer, all the activities that will be taking place that coming week as well as standing in the gap in prayer during the week declaring God’s purposes to be accomplished in each ministry.
Contact Patti at or Debbie Garsik –
Mission Prayer Partners:
Sharon Niskanen
This ministry is a prayer partnership with our missionaries, as they serve the Lord on their specific mission field. Prayer is made daily on behalf of the specific missionary you are a partner with as well as for their families and the people group they minister to. There are also corporate prayer meetings scheduled for these missionaries.
Spanish Prayer Meeting: Luis Silva
People gather in this meeting to pray in their language — Spanish. Some folks gather who are learning Spanish. Contact Luis at
Prayer for Unreached People Groups: Faith Reynolds
This ministry of prayer consists of praying daily and specifically for one or both of the “unreached people groups” (those who have never heard the gospel) which our church has adopted. Prayer calendars provide awareness of specific needs as well as background information. Prayer meetings focused upon the unreached peoples groups are scheduled throughout the year.
Contact Faith at
265-Need Prayer Request Phone Line: 631-265-NEED (6333)
This is a phone line where individuals can call and leave their prayer requests. These requests are picked up daily and shared with a group of intercessors who will pray for these specific requests. Also, any prayer requests that are received on our church website are directed to this prayer line.
265-Need Intercessors: Christine Lamm
This prayer ministry is very flexible for those who would like to pray, but are unable to attend a corporate meeting. Prayer intercessors receive a list of the prayer requests daily that have been left on the 265-Need phone line and on our website.
Contact Christine Lamm at
Moms-In-Prayer International Prayer Meetings: Kate Hanley
Moms in Prayer International, formerly called Moms in Touch, impacts children and schools worldwide for Christ by gathering mothers to pray weekly for their children, teachers, and the administrators of the schools their children attend. It is an exciting hour of prayer interceding for the purposes of God to prevail in the lives of their children.
SGT Mothers
In this weekly prayer meeting, the mothers of SGT come together as a family to pray for their children and the teachers and administrators of the various schools their children attend. Grandmothers are welcomed. For the specific time and place of this meeting call 631-495-9051.
SCS Mothers In this prayer meeting, mothers whose children attend SCS meet weekly to pray for their children, the teachers, and the administrators of SCS. This prayer meeting covers students in all three levels: elementary, middle school, and the high school. Grandmothers are welcomed. For the specific time and place of meeting call school office at 631-265-3334.
Contact Kate at
Smithtown Christian School Prayer Meeting: Ken Metzler
This prayer meeting is a time where parents, faculty, administration, and the school board members of SCS come together to pray. Intercession is made for God’s will to be done in the lives of the students, their families, faculty, administration, and the SCS school board. Also specific needs for the school and upcoming events are covered in prayer.
Covenant Keepers
This is a monthly prayer meeting for men and women who desire to pray through for God’s blessings on their marriage. It is a place to encourage those that may be walking through a separation and or a divorce.
Contact Jamie at
24/7 Prayer
This Prayer expression is made up of individuals from SGT that have made a commitment to pray and intercede for one hour on a specific day of the week. The goal is to have continual prayer coverage 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Intercession for God’s will to be done on earth as it is in heaven is made for Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle, the community, and the unsaved.
Contact Ann at
PIT Crews
PIT Crews stands for Pastor’s Intercessory Team. Each pastor has his own individual team of intercessors that actively stand in prayer for him personally, his wife, and his family. Intercession is made for the pastor to be strengthened to accomplish and fulfill all that God has ordained him to be and to do in his respective area of ministry at SGT.
Contact Diane at
Ancient Paths: Ed & Judy Conti
This is a weekend event where biblical teachings, based on Jeremiah 6:16, is followed by Spirit-led prayer times, in a small group setting. Each group has a trained facilitator that is sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s direction to bring healing, deliverance, and wholeness to the soul of each participant. Pre-registration is required. Check our calendar of events to find out future weekend dates.
Strategic Prayer / Intercessory Meetings
These are prayer meetings that have a specific focus in prayer – prior to and during special events and services. Involvement in these meetings is encouraged only after certain prerequisites are fulfilled.