2024 Event

It is Here! The 37th Annual Christian Prayer Lunch with Dat Nguyen.

Keynote Speaker
Dat Nguyen

April 24, 2024

12:00 PM


  • Will take place on  April 24, 12:00pm
  • Keynote speaker: Professional football player, Dat Nguyen
  • Location: Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall
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About the Event

The Christian Prayer Lunch is an annual event that brings together men and women from across our community to hear from an inspiring speaker and pray for our local, state, and national leaders. The Follow On events continue the conversation after the prayer breakfast!

How to Get Involved

Start thinking about who you can invite to the Christian Prayer Lunch. Who do you know that needs to hear the inspiring message of Christ? Consider the people that God has put in your life, and think about who could join you at a table for this inspiring event.

History of the Event

The idea of a prayer breakfast was brought to Fort Worth by Bill Garrison in 1986. After attending a Dallas prayer breakfast event, he held a gathering of local business leaders to discuss creating a similar event for Fort Worth. The group’s desire was to bring together all types of community leaders to pray for local, state, and national leaders. They also realized the opportunity to provide an inspirational and challenging message from an individual living out their faith in Christ.


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2018 Tom Doyle

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2017 Stephanie Fast

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2016 Ken Starr

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2015 Lee Strobel

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2014 Eric Metaxas

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2013 Wayne Huizenga, Jr.

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2012 Retired Major Jeff Struecker

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2011 Coach Brad McCoy

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Board of Directors

The Christian Prayer Lunch Fort Worth/Tarrant County, representing business and community leadership in Fort Worth/Tarrant County, meets annually for the purpose of praying for our leaders

Rob Opitz


Adam Rubinson

Chair Elect

Lane Beene

Randy Elston

Chauncey Franks

Regan Haggerty

Chris Harrison

Jamaal Johnson

Tracy McGill

David Meyer

Michael Moore

Tyler Morris

Gordon Rhodes

Wes Snow

Sandra Stanley

Jody Walker