Mayors Prayer Breakfast

The YMCA Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is a signature event for the St. Petersburg community. Initiated shortly after September 11, 2001, this event has continued to provide an opportunity for community members to gather and reflect on important issues, challenges and commonalities. 

Hosted annually, the YMCA Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast continues to boast impressive support from businesses, churches and individuals alike, and is well-known for its inspiring and innovative keynote speakers.

Event History

Keynote Speakers

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


Chester James Award Winners

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