SBTS grad, Boston Red Sox chapel leader, out of critical condition

Communications Staff — October 18, 2009

Bland Mason and his wife Teresa.
Bland Mason and his wife Teresa.

Bland Mason is out of critical condition and should be able to leave the hospital by Wednesday, according to an update on his Facebook page at 6:02 p.m., Saturday.

Mason, a two-time graduate of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, had a heart attack Thursday that left him in critical condition. By noon the next day, Mason started breathing on his own again and began to understand that he had suffered a heart attack.

Mason was named chapel leader for the Red Sox in January by Baseball Chapel, a Christian organization that has an informal relationship with Major League Baseball and places chapel leaders with each team. Mason is also laying the groundwork for a church plant in the Boston area.

Mason’s wife Teresa put the following post on his Facebook page Saturday afternoon, thanking people for their prayers.

UPDATE- Bland is continuing to improve in an amazing way. He is talking, asking questions and trying to understand what has happened. We (the family) are overwhelmed by the love and support that has been shown toward us. We stand in awe of the GREAT AND MIGHTY GOD who has truly healed Bland. Your prayers are being answered in our midst. There are no words to express our thankfulness for each person who has lifted us to King Jesus. Please continue to pray for strength and continued healing in the coming days. Bland will undergo further testing early in the week to try to determine the cause of the cardiac arrest. In Christ, Teresa

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