The 39th annual Tennessee Prayer Breakfast will be held 7-8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Lipscomb University’s Allen Arena. Participants will raise a canopy of prayer over the state, its cities and counties, and those who serve in its government.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee’s First Lady Crissy will be the keynote speakers. Dove award winner Nicole C. Mullen and the Nashville Choir will also be featured at the breakfast.
In 1980, Nashville entrepreneur and former ambassador to France Joe M. Rodgers led an ad hoc Citizens’ Committee that organized the Tennessee Prayer Breakfast. The breakfast became an annual event, drawing hundreds of participants annually from across the state in government, industry, education and religion. Past speakers have included Tom Landry, Charles Colson, Elizabeth Dole, Charles Swindoll and Franklin Graham. Guest performers have included Larnelle Harris, Josh Turner, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, the Fisk Jubilee Singers, the Gaither Vocal Band and The Nashville Choir.