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Here's the lineup for National Day of Prayer at courthouse

Ministers, first responders and others will offer prayers during a National Day of Prayer observance from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Historic Courthouse plaza.

Designated by Congress in 1952, the observance urges people “to turn to God in prayer and meditation.” The event is sponsored by the Carolina Baptist Association and Henderson County Ministerial Association. Here is the lineup:

  • Welcome - Currie Tilley, Associational Mission Strategist, Carolina Baptist Association
  • Presentation of Colors - North Henderson High School JROTC, Master Sgt. Michael
    Jensen, AFJROTC Instructor
  • Special Music, “National Anthem” - Selah Grace Henderson
  • Pledges to the American flag, Christian flag, and Bible - Cody Jackson, Youth Minister, Etowah Baptist
  • Flag Folding Ceremony - North Henderson High School JROTC, Master Sgt. Michael Jensen, AFJROTC instructor
  • Government - The Rev. Brad Knox, Pastor at Crab Creek Baptist Church
  • First Responders/Public Servants - Maj. Frank Stout, Henderson County Sheriff’s Office
  • Media - The Rev. Ronnie Sullivan, Pastor, Catawba View Missionary Baptist Church
  • Business - Scott Miller, Chief Operating Officer, AdventHealth Hendersonville
  • Military - The Rev. Robert Lewis, Retired Pastor; medically retired US Army, served with the 11th Armored Calvary in Vietnam, 1967.
  • Family - The Rev. Jose Alonso, Pastor, First Baptist Church Hendersonville, En Espanola
  • Education - The Rev. Eric Gash, Principal, Bruce Drysdale Elementary School principal; pastor, Speak Life
    Church; Hendersonville police chaplain
  • Churches - Rev. Steven Blanton, pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, chaplain, Henderson County Sheriff's Office.
  • Epidemic of Addictions - Patty Williams, Certified Life Coach, Summit Wellness Centers.
  • Special Music: “See a Victory” - Selah Grace Henderson
  • Benediction - The Rev. Bill Michael, Mountain Harvest Worship Center, Henderson County Ministerial Association