MBC prayer service for state government set
Gov. likely to attend,
public is also invited
to Jan. 4 occasion
December 27, 2005
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Matt Blunt is scheduled to be among those in attendance when the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) Christian Life Commission, The Pathway and
Concord Baptist Church here sponsor the second annual Legislative Prayer Service Jan. 4, 9 a.m.
Gerald Davidson, co-pastor, First Baptist Church, Arnold, and immediate past first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, will be this year’s featured speaker. Davidson, who will complete 30 years in the Gospel ministry and retire later in 2006, is a former president of the MBC.
The service will include special music featuring Ken and Joey McClure of University Heights Baptist Church, Springfield. Ken McClure, an accomplished pianist, serves as the governor’s chief of staff. Tony Ward, minister of music, Concord, will also be among the vocalists at the event.
The service will feature special prayers for the executive, legislative and judicial branches of Missouri’s government. Monte Shinkle, pastor, Concord, will offer a prayer on behalf of the governor and the executive branch of state government. MBC President Ralph Sawyer, pastor, First Baptist Church, Wentzville, will pray for the judicial branch. Michael Green, MBC first vice president and pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Republic, will pray for the state Senate and MBC Christian Life Commission Chairman Rodney Albert, pastor, Hallsville Baptist Church, will pray for members of the state House.
Others on the program include Michael Knight, MBC second vice president and pastor, First Baptist Church, Viburnum, who will serve as master of ceremonies, and MBC Executive Director David Clippard.
The Missouri National Guard will provide the colors for the event.
The one-hour prayer service is open to the public.