The family of pastor and author Michael Catt is asking for prayer after his battle with prostate cancer has "taken a turn for the worse."
Catt's lifelong ministry has had a nationwide impact, from his time at Sherwood Baptist Church to his efforts as an executive producer of faith-based films like "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof," "Courageous" and "Woodlawn" through Sherwood Pictures.
Now the Catt family has released a statement on social media saying the husband and father faced a major setback.
"In recent months, his health has taken a turn for the worse, and he has had several surgeries, hospitalizations, and emergency room visits," the family said. "Recently, doctors found a tumor in his brain stem. They do not recommend operating on the tumor. Because of this, we have chosen to forego any future cancer treatments, with the goal now being to make him as comfortable as possible through palliative care for the few months he has left this side of heaven."
As many of you know, Michael has been courageously battling prostate cancer for the past five years. In those five years, he has been blessed to have minimal side effects or pain, despite dozens of radiation and chemo treatments.— Michael Catt (@MichaelCatt) May 24, 2023
The Georgia pastor was first diagnosed with prostate cancer five years ago and has been courageously battling it since.
"In those five years, he has been blessed to have minimal side effects or pain, despite dozens of radiation and chemo treatments," read a Twitter post.
What a blessing when @PaulGotthardt & Brea rang the doorbell in Canton today with 100's of prayer cards from people at @SherwoodChurch - we're so grateful for the laughter, conversation and prayer time. pic.twitter.com/aX7teoMqwg— Michael Catt (@MichaelCatt) May 8, 2023
Catt's wife, Terri, and two daughters, Erin and Hayley are now asking for prayer.
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