New details have emerged about pastor Bayless Conley’s boating fiasco. After reports of an accident that left the host of Answers With Bayless Conley in critical condition, his ministry is reporting “amazing progress” with his recovery.
According to his official Facebook page, Conley, senior pastor of Cottonwood Church in Los Alamitos, Calif., along with pastor Jeff Perry, senior pastor of St. Louis Family Church in St. Louis, and Cottonwood member Keith Johnson, were in a fishing boat off the coast of Southern California when the boating accident occurred.
“On Monday night, Pastor Bayless underwent surgery because of soft tissue injuries sustained to his neck and throat area. After surgery his doctors reported that all of his vital organs and his spinal cord are fully intact and without injury,” the report says.
“Yesterday, a second procedure was performed to examine the injuries to Pastor Bayless’ neck and throat areas. According to his doctors, neither his vocal cords nor his voice box was damaged. Presently, he is resting well, making amazing progress, and his medical condition is improving. according to his doctors.”
Johnson sustained facial injuries and possible broken ribs and remains in the hospital. Perry suffered a fractured sternum and cuts and bruises. According to Perry's family, he in good sprits and doing well, the report notes, and they expect him to be released from the hospital soon.
“The Conley, Perry, and Johnson families want to express their deepest thanks and appreciation to those first responders and the medical professionals for their outstanding efforts on behalf of their family members following the accident,” the post says. “The Conley, Perry, and Johnson families thank you for your continued prayers.”