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


March 4, 2023

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

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

For more information on National Day of Prayer go to

“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. 

Our Task Force is a privately funded organization whose purpose is to encourage participation on the National Day of Prayer. It exists to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, to create appropriate materials, and to mobilize the Christian community to intercede for America’s leaders and its families. The Task Force represents a Judeo-Christian expression of the national observance, based on our understanding that this country was birthed in prayer and in reverence for the God of the Bible.” From

2023 National Day of Prayer Locations

Ballwin Police Station

Margie Heintz 314-691-2428

Bellfontaine Neighbors City Hall

Thelma Bryant 314-737-2884

Brentwood City Hall

Sue Zimmer 314-962-9981

Bridgeton City Hall

Pastor Keith Gillming 314-853-2592

Brooklyn IL City Hall

Ruthie Smith 618-570-6253

Chesterfield City Hall

Paul Cross 314-496-5749

Clayton City Hall

Joanna Spilger, Phyllis Schafly Eagles; 314-330-3867

Crestwood Gov’t Center

Pastor Kevin Pratt 314-494-3523

Creve Ceour

Tony Kalinowski

Des Peres City Hall

Donna Bahnak – 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

Joan Duncan – 636-227-2953

Eureka City Hall

Central Baptist Church 636 938-5577

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 or Diane Berry 314-448-7373

Kinloch City Hall Thelma Bryant


Kirkwood Memorial Park behind City Hall

John Ritland 314-374-9478

Ladue City Hall Meet at the Flag pole

Jane Wiese

Lakeshire City Hall

Lynn Renaud 314-631-1404

Manchester Police Dept.

Nancy Venezia 314-452-5564

Maryland Heights City Hall

Sharon Floyd 314-503-3872

O’Fallon, IL City Hall

Pastor Long 618-632-2354

O’Fallon MO City Hall

Charlotte Carrender 636-239-1159 Needs assistant

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

Karen Bailiff 314-680-2629

Rock Hill City Hall

Bobbi Schuessler 314-495-2030

St. Charles Government Admin Building

201 N Second St. Room 115 – Ivan & Linda Doxtator 636-399-7537

St. Clair County IL

Zoom 605-472-5614 Code 5846880 Pastor Devione Burrell, Freedom International Church

St. Louis City Hall

Kimm Gaines 314-480-2674

St. Peters City Hall

Deanna Holtgrewe – 314-960-6325  Needs assistant

Sunset Hills City Hall

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

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

Laura Murphy 314-965-9172

Webster Groves City Hall

Lou Bradbury 314-712-0119


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

Wildwood City Hall

Carolyn Berilla 314-422-5936


Board Members

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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St. Louis, MO 63122