The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


May 7, 2009

Prayer ... America’s hope

Local residents turned out Thursday in observance of the National Day of Prayer at the Limestone County Courthouse. The event, “Prayer… America’s Hope” was sponsored locally by the Athens/Limestone Ministerial Alliance. Community leaders praying during the ceremony included: Dr. Robert Glenn, president Athens State University; Athens Mayor Dan Williams; Captain Marty Bruce, Athens Police Department; Sarah Chadwell, director Family Resource Center; Tony Kirk, Athens fire prevention chief; Chaplain Col. David Root, U.S. Army; Frank Travis, Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant; Jody Hooven, youth pastor Friendship United Methodist Church; Joe Teal minister of education/administration First Baptist Church; and Rev. Antoine Green, pastor New Life Missionary Baptist Church. Rob Phraner, pastor New Life Assembly of God and Athens/Limestone Ministerial Alliance president, was master of ceremonies and singing was Kathleen Phraner.

— News Courier/Kim Rynders

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