8th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

Keynote Speaker Gil A. Stricklin.

The 8th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast, presented by the Branson Christian Business Men’s Committee, will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2009 from 6:45a.m. to 8:30a.m. at the Tri-Lakes Center, located at 2527 State Hwy. 248 in Branson, Missouri. The public is invited.

Branson Mayor Raeanne Presley will host this year’s event, held in conjunction with the National Day of Prayer, as an opportunity for guests to unite in fellowship as they pray, enjoy breakfast, and listen to an inspirational keynote address.

This year, the Branson Christian Business Men’s Committee presents keynote speaker Gil A. Stricklin, founder and CEO of Marketplace Chaplains USA and International. Stricklin’s Dallas-based company provides cross-denominational, multi-ethnic chaplain services to businesses nationwide as an employee care program. Marketplace Chaplains has 2,388 corporate chaplains caring for 524,814 employees and their family members in 767 cities in 44 states, as well as in Mexico, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and most recently, in the United Kingdom.

A highlight of the breakfast is the announcement of the 2009 Don Gabriel Kingdom Builder Award recipient. The award is given each year to someone in the community who exemplifies the love of Jesus Christ through their work in improving our community for the glory of God. Past recipients include Don Gabriel, Cliff Wagner, Larry VanGilder, John Baltes, Edd Akers, Barbara Brezavar and Brad Swafford.

Tickets for the 8th Annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast are $25.00 each or $175.00 for a table of 8, prior to the day of the event. Tickets may be purchased on a first-come, first-served basis at the door on the day of the event for $27.50 each. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (417) 334-6308 or visit www.bransoncbmc.com.

The Branson Christian Business Men’s Committee is the local chapter of the national Christian Business Men’s Committee, a movement of men dedicated to prayer and sharing the gospel and hope of Jesus Christ.