Gateway National Day of Prayer

72nd Annual Observance

Thursday – May 4, 2023

Come pray for our Nation in the St. Louis Bi-State Region.  Meet at your local city halls at noon unless noted otherwise.

Local Areas and Contacts

“Pray fervently in righteousness and avail much

The Effective, Fervent Prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

James 5:16B

Prayer Gatherings At Metro City Halls

12 pm – 1 pm

Meeting in Public Places To Be One United Voice in Prayer

“The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.” 

Gateway National Day of Prayer exists to promote many local public prayer gatherings in the St Louis Metro Bi-State Region annually on the first Thursday of May. 

We pray biblical values in the name of Jesus with an emphasis on personal repentance, for our Nation and Communities, not only on the NDP but daily.  We are a Judeo- Christian expression of the National Observance for which the President of the United States and all 50 State Governors write annual Proclamations. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. We work under the auspices of the NDP Task Force but receive no funding from them.

The Gateway NDP was established in the ’80s by Brenda Young and Jay Teutenberg.  We rely on the generous donations of the Metro area citizens to produce our own materials and purchase materials to train coordinators to promote approximately 50 public, local Prayer Events annually.

To donate:

1) mail checks to
Gateway NDP,
PO Box 220791
St Louis, MO  63122

2) donate at a prayer gathering
Our email is:  Join us on Facebook at Gateway NDP

To learn more about the NDP Task Force or to find an event anywhere in the Nation go to

2023 National Day of Prayer Locations

Please check back for updates.

Ballwin Police Station

Margie Heintz 314-691-2428

Bellfontaine Neighbors City Hall

Thelma Bryant 314-737-2884

Belleville, IL via Zoom

7pm 605-472-5614 ID: 5846880, Pastor Burrell – Freedom Int. Church

Brentwood City Hall

Sue Zimmer 314-962-9981

Bridgeton Government Center

Pastor Mark Dubay, BridgeWay Church 314-398-8826 – 314-853-2592

Brooklyn/Lovejoy, IL

7pm Conference call 595-291-9519 – St Elizabeth Temple

Brooklyn IL City Hall

Ruthie Smith 618-570-6253

Chesterfield City Hall

Paul Cross 314-496-5749

Clayton Memorial Park 41 S Central 63105

Eileen Roth – – 636-212-1695

Crestwood Gov’t Center

Pastor Kevin Pratt 314-494-3523

Creve Coeur City Hall

Tony Kalinowski – 314-378-7233

Dardenne Prairie City Hall

Pastor Mike 636-272-7222, Stonebridge Community Church

Des Peres City Hall

Donna Bahnak Chutes – 636-346-0679

East St. Louis, IL City Hall

East St. Louis, IL City Hall via Zoom Apostle Ednorletha Long Dial 830-997-4100, ID: 5487310996, Password: Teach

Ellisville City Hall

Scott Jarus – – 314-789-6450

Eureka City Hall

Pastor Len Krudop 314-660-4477

Fenton City Hall

Carol Veillette 314-307-7295

Ferguson City Hall

Pastor Jose Aguayo 314-413-6540

Florissant City Hall

Darcella Jones Prechard 314-303-7062

Grantwood Village City Hall

Shelly Goeddel 314-803-8392

Hazelwood City Hall

Stan Jackson 314-291-1590

Kinloch City Hall

Thelma Bryant 314-737-2884

Kirkwood McEntee Park behind City Hall

John Ritland 314-374-9478 In case of rain go to Kirkwood Road Christian Church

Ladue City Hall Meet at the Flag pole

Jane Wiese

Lakeshire City Hall

Lynn Renaud 314-631-1404

Lake St. Louis City Hall

Karen Tedeschi – 636-734-5436 –

Manchester Police Dept.

Nancy Venezia 314-452-5564

Maryland Heights City Hall

Sharon Floyd 314-503-3872

O’Fallon, IL City Hall

Zoom Noon – Suzy Douglas – 618-334-3777 Zoom ID 8713062 1414 Code: 170671

O’Fallon MO City Hall

Charlotte Carrender 636-239-1159

Pacific City Hall

Pastor David Lange 636-795-3615

Richmond Heights

10:00 am at Veterans Memorial Mayor Jim Thomson 314-645-0404

Riverview City Hall

Leon Jones 314-640-0954,

Rock Hill City Hall

Bobbi Schuessler 314-495-2030

St. Charles Frontier Park

500 S. Riverside Dr. 63301

Ivan & Linda Doxtator 636-399-7537

St. Louis City Hall

Kimm Gaines 314-480-2674

St. Peters City Hall

Deanna Holtgrewe – 314-960-6325

Sunset Hills City Hall

Julie @ Gateway House of Prayer – 314-489-7729

Town & Country City Hall

Jeremiah Howze – – 618-421-5264

Valley Park City Hall

Pastor Jim & Carol Strube
Call Pastor Jim at 314-249-8962 or Carol at 314-497-0436

Venice, IL

Antioch Church at 6:00 pm 411 Short Street Nathaniel O’Bannon 618-801-8217

Warrenton Municipal Building Outside 200 Main St.

Patricia Cope 636-359-1341

Warson Woods City Hall

Nancy Horton 314-302-9256

Webster Groves City Hall

Lou Bradbury 314-712-0119

Wentzville City Hall

Faith Christian Family Church Pastor Tim Ritzel (636) 456-4748

Wildwood City Hall

Brig Jones – – 314-623-3670

Women Empowered

6pm ID: 62098 2722

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May 6, 2023

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Clayton Community Church
2501 Rockford Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63144

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Pamela King


Kathy Morgan

Vice President

David Fondren


Ruthie Smith


David Claybrook

Director of Pastoral Communication

MaryAnn Griffin

Director of Youth and Young Adult Outreach

Paul Cross


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PO Box 220791
St. Louis, MO 63122