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National Day of Prayer observance is set for May 4

Henderson County residents will hear from speakers on topics ranging from family to the military and first responders to education, business and drug addiction during the 72nd annual National Day of Prayer observance from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at the Historic Courthouse.

Sponsored by the Carolina Baptist Association, the observance will be emceed by the Rev. Ray Brickhouse Pastor at Oak Forest Baptist Church. Dr. Currie Tilley of Ebenezer Baptist Church, the Baptist Association’s mission strategist, will give the welcome and opening prayer. Guests should bring a lawn chair.

Here is the schedule of ceremonies and speakers:
• Presentation of Colors: West Henderson High School JROTC under the direction of Lt. Col. Randy Lytle, senior Army instructor, and CW2 Mike Bailey, Army instructor
• National Anthem: Debbie Lewis, singer and songwriter, First Baptist Church

• Pledges to the American flag, Christian flag and Bible: Thai Raths, ministry intern at Horse Shoe Baptist Church

• Flag Folding Ceremony: West Henderson High School JROTC.
• Family: the Rev. Brandon McMinn, pastor at East Flat Rock First Baptist Church.
• Pastors and Churches: the Rev. Clint McKnight, pastor at Horse Shoe Baptist Church
• Education: Sheila Dale, Henderson County School Board member, Upward Christian Fellowship
• Epidemic of Addiction: Doug Moon (in memory of Colby Dalton Moon), First Baptist Church
• Military: the Rev. Dewayne Jeter, pastor at Contemporary First Baptist Church (bi-vocational)
• First Responders/Public Servants: Sheriff Lowell Griffin

• Government: the Rev. Tony Halford, pastor at Mountain View Missionary Baptist Church (bi-vocational)
• Business: the Rev. Joe Hayes, pastor at Baker Heights Baptist Church (bi-vocational)
• Media: the Rev. Collin Terenzini, pastor at Shaw’s Creek Baptist Church

• Great Commission: the Rev. Brandon Harrell, assistant director, Global Baptist Mission, Revival Literature and Russian Bible Society
• Praise & Worship Team: Holden Pace, Biltmore Church Hendersonville, campus worship pastor
• Benediction: Dr. Currie Tilley