Mayor's Prayer Breakfast



YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg


Rise & Shine

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2018

7:00AM - 9:00AM

with Keynote Speaker Dr. Rick Rigsby



2018 Prayer Leaders

The following individuals will lead a prayer or invocation during this year's breakfast.

Monsignor Robert Gibbons, St. Paul's Catholic Church
Chaplain Trenten Long, United States Coast Guard
Pastor Ryan Marr, Calvary Chapel
Martin Martinez, YMCA Youth In Government Student
Reverend Louis Murphy, Mt. Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church
Rabbi Philip Weintraub, Congregation B'nai Israel
Pastor Tim Whipple, BridgePoint Church


2018 Keynote Speaker

In 2017, Dr. Rick Rigsby delivered one of the most passionate speeches ever heard. More than 130 MILLION PEOPLE worldwide viewed the speech in a video that went viral in just a matter of days.

Dr. Rick Rigsby is President and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications. The former award-winning journalist followed a television career with graduate school—and two decades as a college professor . . . most of those years at Texas A&M University, where he also served as character coach and chaplain for the Aggies football team.

Dr. Rick’s dynamic presentations motivate, empower and inspire worldwide—from Africa and Asia, to the Americas, Europe and Canada. Rick’s audiences include Fortune 500 companies, academic communities, and service organizations. The internationally acclaimed speaker is a favorite among professional sports organizations, including the National Football League and the PGA.

Named twice as an outstanding professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M, Dr. Rick has numerous publications. His first non-academic book—Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout—is a USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best seller.

Dr. Rick Rigsby


About the Event

Since 2001, the annual YMCA Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast has offered an opportunity for all community members to gather and reflect on important issues, challenges and commonalities. This unique event provides a venue for the community to share a meal and develop stronger, more unified relationships.

Past Keynote Speakers

2002 Lee Roy Selmon
2003 Jim Toohey
2004 Chuck Colson
2005 Truett Cathy
2006 Alistair Begg
2007 Chip Ingram
2008 Mark Merrill
2009 Dr. Michael Youssef
2010 Edward Flom
2011 Lorraine Yaslowitz
2012 Bob & Pam Tebow
2013 Gigi Graham
2014 Rick Kriseman
2015 Nicole C. Mullen
2016 Lucille O'Neal
2017 Edie Lutnick

Chester James Award Winners

2002 Rex Almquist
2003 Elder Clarence Welch
2004 Andrew H. Hines, Jr.
2005 William R. Hough
2006 Stan Brandimore
2007 Virginia B. Irving
2008 Emmanuel Stewart
2009 Rick Baker
2010 David & Theresa McEachern
2011 J. Howard Hinesly
2012 David J. Fischer
2013 William G. Tapp
2014 Robert L. Ulrich
2015 Deacon Lionel Roberts
2016 Robert P. Byelick
2017 Mary Brandes
2018 Joseph H. Lang


Presenting Sponsor

Lisa and Brett Vickers

Title Sponsor

USI Insurance Services




Gold Sponsors

BridgePoint Church

Lema Construction

Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

RBC Wealth Management

Salem Media Group

Silver Sponsors

Hancock Whitney Bank

Industrial Strength

Lightning Print

Sabal Trust Company

Steve's Restaurants and Catering

Bronze Sponsors



Directed Capital Resources

Wannemacher Jensen Architects

Copper Sponsors

Abbey, Adams, Byelick, & Mueller, L.L.P.

All American Mortgage Company

Bank of Tampa Pinellas County

Bond Thomas Chiropractic

Pinellas County School Board

Pinellas County Urban League

The Salvation Army

USF Foundation

Vector Commercial Real Estate

Madeira Group at Morgan Stanley

Ms. Marilyn D. Underberg


Interested in sponsoring this event? 
Contact Emily Conklin, Annual Giving Director,
at or 727.895.9622 ext. 4017.


Please note that a copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the division of consumer services by calling toll-free within the state (1-800-435-7352). Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state. Please refer to registration #CH2079. A professional solicitor has not been retained and the organization receives 100% of your contribution.