The First Christian Church of Augusta invites people from the Augusta and Douglass areas to a prayer service for their pastor, Keith Cross, on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m.

Cross was diagnosed with Acute Lymphatic Leukemia last October. After two months in the hospital, he was also diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He is scheduled to have surgery to remove the tumor in the pancreas.

The church wants those who know and care about Pastor Cross to join them as they lift him in prayer for strength and healing. A freewill offering may be given to help with medical expenses.