Our History

Since 1968, the Greater Lynchburg area has held an annual Community Prayer Breakfast, and will continue to do so in the same spirit of prayer.

The Presidential Prayer Breakfast was inaugurated by the United States Senate and House of Representatives’ Breakfast Groups. Together, they see Divine guidance and strength and re-affirm the faith, hope, and dedication of our nation and ourselves to God, His plan and His purpose.


Over the years, the Presidential Prayer Breakfast in the nation’s capital has proved a continuing influence throughout the world as it publicly acknowledges the privileges and responsibilities of a nation under God.


As a natural outgrowth of these leadership breakfasts, citizens of many cities throughout America are now encouraging similar events on the local level, thus contributing to a spiritual awakening throughout our Nation.

“I am sustained by the prayers of the people of this country. It’s one of the beautiful things about America and Americans from all walks of life—is that they’re willing to pray for the President and his family. And that’s powerful.”  – President George W. Bush

Board Members


Barry Armstrong

Bob Platt

Carol Cappiello

Clark Greer

David Allison

David Thurman

Debby Norris-Ruffin

Keith Manuel

Tipton D. Killingsworth

Linda Paulson

Scott Paulette

Travis Witt