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Fall 2023
22nd Annual Charleston Leadership Prayer Breakfast

Spring 2024
4th Annual CLF Legacy Golf Tournament 

 

 22nd Annual Charleston Leadership Prayer Breakfast – Fall 2023
Click Here to watch the 2022 Prayer Breakfast Video featuring Darryl Strawberry

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Check out all of the photos from the prayer breakfast this year. Thank you to VanessaK and Hunter Gatling for taking wonderful photos!

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PROGRAM with start times:

 

Chapter 1 – 00:00
Invocation/Blessing/Pledge
Fred Whittle

Chapter 2 – 04:00 Welcome
Kristy Vasquez

Chapter 3 – 09:05
Song: National Anthem by Rachel Kirkman

Chapter 4 – 11:09
Special Presentation

Chapter 5 – 15:39
CLF Associates
Dr. John Boatwright

Chapter 6 – 22:17
Scripture/Prayer for the Community
Rev Dr Byron Benton
Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church

Chapter 7 – 27:35
Prayer for South Carolina
Pastor Josh Surratt
Seacoast Church

Chapter 8 – 30:05
Prayer for the United States
Rev Marshall Blalock
First Baptist Church of Charleston

Chapter 9 – 33:55
Song: It is Well With My Soul by Rachel Kirkman

Chapter 10 – 39:38
Keynote Speaker Intro
Mayor Will Haynie
Town of Mt Pleasant

Chapter 11 – 43:39
Darryl Strawberry

Chapter 12 – 01:20:08
Closing
Bob Nuttall

Chapter 13 – 01:24:39
Benediction
Pastor Dave Bruner
East Cooper Baptist Church

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Hear Darryl’s Talk | 2022 Prayer Breakfast: Click Here

On Nov. 10, 2022 we heard Darryl’s incredible story leading us to a stronger walk with Jesus Christ.

Darryl Strawberry is described as a legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game, the power he possessed at the plate and the story of redemption that continues to bring hope to so many lives. He has earned the legendary nicknames and phrases of one of the most feared home run hitters in the game of baseball, Straw’s Sweet Swing, Strawberry’s Field Forever and The Legendary Straw Man!

Today, as an ordained Minister, Darryl’s purpose and passion is serving The Lord Jesus Christ by speaking a message of hope and helping others transform their lives through the power of the gospel. “I was once very lost and tormented but now I am found and free in Christ Jesus. I want everyone to experience the saving and transforming power of Jesus Christ.” -Darryl Strawberry

Website: www.strawberryministries.org 

See video below.

  • 2016 Appointed as an Advisory Board Member of SAMSHA (Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration)
  • 2014, New Book Release, “The Imperfect Marriage”, Help for Those Who Think It’s Over, with wife Tracy Strawberry
  • 2014  Co-Founder Darryl Strawberry Recovery Center in Orlando, Florida
  • 2011 Founded Strawberry Ministries www.strawberryministries.org
  • 2010 Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice
  • 2009 New York Times Best Selling Author: Straw Finding My Way
  • 4 World Series Titles: New York Mets 1986, New York Yankees 1996, 1998, 1999
  • 8 Time National League All-Star: 1984-1991
  • National League Homerun Leader (1988)
  • 1983 National League Rookie of the Year: New York Mets
  • 1983 Topps All Star Rookie of the Year 
  • 2 Time NL Silver Slugger Award: 1988, National League Slugging Percentage Leader: 1988 
  • 20 Home Run Seasons 10x’s over: 1983-1991, 1998
  • 30 Home Run Seasons 3x’s over: 1987, 1988, 1990
  • 100 RBI Seasons 3x’s over: 1987, 1988, 1990
  • 100 Runs Scored Seasons 2x’s over: 1987, 1988
  • 2 Time Cancer Survivor

Books:

  • Turn Your Season Around by Darryl Strawberry
  • ​The Imperfect Marriage Book with Video Sessions, by Darryl & Tracy Strawberry
  • Clean Sober & Saved Workbook with Video Sessions (Addiction, Alcoholism, Recovery), by Tracy Strawberry
  • Clean, Sober & Saved Family and Friends Edition, Workbook with Video Sessions
  • Daily Devotional: The Invitation to Intimacy with God by Tracy Strawberry

 

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20th Annual Charleston Leadership Prayer Breakfast held on Nov. 18, 2021 and featured Shannon Bream.

PROGRAM with start times:

(click the links below the video on vimeo website to jump to the different parts of the program.)

0:00 Welcome
Beth Jaskiewicz, South Carolina Federal Credit Union

4:28 Invocation/Blessing
Rev. Dr. Byron L. Benton, Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church

6:48 Pledge of Allegiance
Mayor Keith Summey, Mayor of North Charleston

8:45 Interlude
Bright Family Singers, Carl Bright, Director

12:34 Announcing the Associates for 2021/2022
Robert Gerber, GJS Architecture

17:00 CLF Good Cheer Fund
Robie Scott, The Post and Courier

20:26 Welcome from the Committee
Mayor Will Haynie, Mayor of Mt Pleasant

24:05 Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 12:5-10
Darrin Goss, Coastal Community Foundation

25:40 Prayer for the Community
Dondi E. Costin, PhD, Charleston Southern University

30:37 Interlude
Bright Family Singers, Carl Bright, Director

35:28 Comments
Mayor John Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston

37:40 Keynote Speaker Introduction
Mayor John Tecklenburg, Mayor of Charleston

39:30 Keynote Address
Shannon Bream

1:27:14 Closing
Fred Whittle, Jupiter Holdings

1:31:09 Benediction
Dave Bruner, East Cooper Baptist Church

 

The Charleston Leadership Foundation …bringing local Christian leaders together to minister to the community and change lives. For the last 20 years we have hosted the Annual Charleston Leadership Prayer Breakfast that attracts approx. 1200 people for a morning of fellowship and worship to hear from a national speaker about their testimony and how they came to know Jesus Christ. We also support local non-profits in our CLF Associates Program. CLF is a charitable agency of the Post and Courier Good Cheer Fund that assists those less fortunate in our community over the Christmas holidays. Working hand-in-hand with local faith leaders, we are answering prayers by answering needs. To learn more about the Charleston Leadership Foundation go to www.clf1670.org.

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Hear Shannon’s Talk – click time stamps in Program | 2021 Prayer Breakfast: Click Here

On Nov. 18, 2021 we heard Shannon Bream’s heartfelt testimony – sharing her personal story of fully trusting in God through challenging setbacks while keeping hope, finding purpose in the pain, and laughs along the way.

Shannon Bream is the anchor of Fox News at Night and Chief Legal Correspondent for the Fox News Channel. She is also the author of the best-sellers Finding the Bright Side and the newly-released The Women of the Bible Speak. (See images below & click for more info)

Though she spends her days covering politics and the United States Supreme Court, Shannon started her professional life as a sexual harassment attorney. She counts it a great privilege to cover the news of the day at such a pivotal moment in history. Amid the swirl of troubling news from around the globe, her faith is her greatest comfort and hope. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Liberty University, a former Miss America finalist and earned a Juris Doctorate with honors from Florida State University College of Law.

Away from work, Shannon enjoys running, fly fishing, reading and traveling the world with her husband, Sheldon. They live in the Washington, D.C., area with their mischievous lab, Biscuit.

 

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Photos from 2022 Prayer Breakfast Posted…

January 2, 2023

Check out all of the photos from the prayer breakfast this year. Thank you to VanessaK and Hunter Gatling for taking wonderful photos! Click Here.

Darryl Strawberry Video Available

November 16, 2022

PROGRAM with start times:   Chapter 1 – 00:00 Invocation/Blessing/Pledge Fred Whittle Chapter 2 – 04:00 Welcome Kristy Vasquez Chapter 3 – 09:05 Song: National Anthem by Rachel Kirkman Chapter 4 – 11:09 Special Presentation Chapter 5 – 15:39 CLF Associates Dr. John Boatwright Chapter 6 – 22:17 Scripture/Prayer for the Community Rev Dr Byron  Continue Reading »