Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama
 

Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell to Attend National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC with Faith-Based Leaders from the 7th Congressional District

Feb 1, 2012
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Tomorrow, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) will attend the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton Hotel with two faith-based leaders from the 7th Congressional District of Alabama.  The Prayer Breakfast is held annually, and provides an opportunity for political, community, faith-based and business leaders from all over the world to come together to pray and reflect upon issues facing the nation and the world. President and Mrs. Obama will be in attendance.  As is the tradition, the President will deliver the keynote.

“I am delighted to have the opportunity to attend the National Prayer Breakfast with faith-based leaders from my district,” said Rep. Sewell.  “Now more than ever, we need to unify and work to bridge barriers and create solutions to the most pressing issues facing our country and our world. I look forward to praying with my colleagues and reaffirming our commitment to strengthening the American family by creating opportunities for all to succeed. Together, we can strengthen and uplift our communities to build a brighter future and move America and the world forward.”

Guests accompanying Rep. Sewell to the breakfast will be two pastors from the 7th Congressional District:

  • Reverend Roy Ferguson, St. John Missionary Church, Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Reverend Gary Crum, Ellwood Community Church, Selma, AL

“My expectations are running high right now knowing that the faith-based community is involved in this monumental prayer breakfast,” said Rev. Roy Ferguson. “We are honored to be sharing this time with Congresswoman Sewell and the President of the United States. We want to thank her for giving us this opportunity.”

 “I am honored that Congresswoman Sewell invited me to attend the National Prayer Breakfast,” said Rev. Gary Crum. “The event is one that will breathe the spirit of restoration to our nation both spiritually and financially.”

The National Prayer Breakfast is a bi-partisan event held in Washington, DC, on the first Thursday of February each year.  The breakfast, held in the Hilton Hotel’s International Ballroom, is attended by some 3,500 guests, including international invitees from over 100 countries.  It is hosted by members of the United States Congress and is organized on their behalf by The Fellowship Foundation, a Christian organization.

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Contact:  Allison Abney;  (202) 225-2665;  Allison.abney@mail.house.gov