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Christian Benecke is a university campus missionary in Tampa, Fl. He has preached several times at WFA and we support him on a monthly basis. He and Beth have four beautiful children. In December of 2022 he was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer with metastasis to the brain.

Without waiver, he has chosen to fight with all he has for his family.


Though he has insurance it does not cover all medical costs. He is receiving chemo and radiation treatment. When he is home between treatments he needs a full time nurse to care for him. 

Speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and full time nursing care are not covered by insurance.


First of all pray for a miracle! Second financial support to help in this season. You can give online or at church. Please designate “Cornerstone or Christian Benecke” when giving.

What can you do?



Thank you for praying for Christian and his family.  Unfortunately, additional tests on Christian's liver today have shown his liver enzymes have started to go back up again. He won't be able to receive any more treatment for the cancer until his liver is healthy enough to tolerate it, and his red and white blood cells as well as his platelets get closer to a normal range.


The latest scans show signs of leptomeningeal disease (which means cancer cells have spread to the spinal fluid). This is highly difficult to treat. It is not treatable in his current condition. We need a miracle to see his body healed from the cancer in his spine and brain. Please be praying for the following:


  • That Christian's liver enzymes, red and white blood cells, and platelet levels would return to normal levels quickly so treatment of the cancer could resume.

  • That Christian's lung would be healed from pneumonia.

  • The radiation and chemo would be powerfully effective to eradicate all the cancer cells from his brain and left lung.

  • That Christian will continue to be able to swallow well.

  • That there would be no neurological disconnections in his brain and that he would be able to talk freely.

  • That Christian won't have any more seizures going forward.

  • For the Holy Spirit to comfort and give peace to the family. For the Lord to encourage Christian and Beth and give them joyfulness in their hearts (Prov 17:22). For Beth and the kids to experience peace, grace, and strength in the Holy Spirit.

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