“We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.”

Our Story

PFTNG is a community of mothers, praying for the promises of God to be fulfilled in and through their children. This ministry is the legacy of another mother, who for over two decades prayed quietly and consistently for her daughter as she navigated the turbulent waters of youth.

That daughter came to saving faith at the age of 35 and today, Barbara Jackson, Founder and Executive Director of PFTNG, continues to proclaim the goodness of God trusting the Lord for the direction of this ministry. What began with weekly prayers to cover her children’s high school class in prayer expanded to a Facebook page, and then in 2019 transitioned with her son to college. An Auburn mom’s prayer page was formed and soon added the University of Tennessee and Florida State to the movement and an official non-profit ministry was formed, December 11, 2021.

Statement of Faith

We believe that there is one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Genesis 1:1-3, Deuteronomy 6:4-5, Acts 17:24-28, John 1:1-4

We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, without error in the original writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of mankind, and the divine authority for all Christian faith and life.

1 Peter 3:16

We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. He rose bodily from the dead, ascended into Heaven where at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our high priest and advocate.

Luke 1:34-35, John 1:1, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 4:14-16

We believe the true church is composed of all such persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united in the body of Christ which He is the Head.

Psalm 118:22, Ephesians 1:22, Colossians 1:18

We believe in spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Acts 2:42-47, Ephesians 4:3-6


"This is the most beautiful group I am part of on Facebook. From the bottom of my heart, thank you."

"I am literally tearful every time I read the prayers that you are sending up on our children's behalf. I am so blessed that strangers would come along beside me to pray for my child. I am so grateful, Thank you! I am praying as well."

"Thank you from the bottom of my hear. This community has me feeling so humbled, so grateful, so inspired. TO know the Body of Christ is actively lifting our kids as they embark on me this next season has me in tears. This FB groups has gone above and beyond."

"Thank God for your generosity in your sincere and anointed prayers."

Our Team

Barbara Jackson

Barbara Jackson

Founder/Executive Director

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Barbara Jackson, continues to proclaim the goodness of God trusting the Lord for the direction of this ministry. What began as a Facebook page, to cover her children’s high school class in prayer, then transitioned with her son to college. In 2019, she began a prayer page for Auburn moms. PFTNG soon added the University of Tennessee and Florida State to the movement and an official non-profit ministry was formed, December 11, 2021.

Diane Respess

Diane Respess

Board Chair

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A native of Connecticut, Diane studied history and education at Furman University. After graduation, she moved to Atlanta where she pursued her love of kids as a middle school teacher, earning a Teacher of the Year recognition. Diane has been married to her husband, Langley, for 21 years and has three teen children. One of her greatest passions is volunteering and has served as the PTCA president for her kids’ school. Reading, cooking, and watching the Atlanta Braves round out some of her other interests!

Mary Elaine Haden

Mary Elaine Haden

Board Secretary

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Born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Mary Elaine studied Mathematics and Business at Vanderbilt University where she also received her J.D. degree. Mary Elaine and her husband, Clay, live in Atlanta and have been married for 27 years. They have two sons in college, one of which is at Georgia Tech where she also serves as a Campus Shepherd for PFTNG. In addition to previously working as an attorney, Mary Elaine served as the PTA Co-President at her sons’ elementary school and thoroughly enjoyed being active in a prayer group of mothers for grade school students for over nine years. Other joys in her life include playing tennis, reading, and walking with friends!

Meda Barnes

Meda Barnes

Board Member

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Meda Barnes moved to New England 22 years ago when her husband began to attend a seminary in Boston and they began a life in vocational ministry. Twelve years ago, they planted a church with five other couples in Newton, Massachusetts. After participating in an Auburn Praying for the Next Generation Zoom prayer call, she befriended ministry founder, Barbara Jackson. Meda began the PFTNG chapter at the University of Tennessee Knoxville when her daughter began attending there. Meda now serves on the PFTNG Board. She is reminded daily of her need for and the power of prayer and considers it a privilege and joy to intercede for the next generation.