History of the Fellowship Foundation

The following Timeline is mainly from information from the Records of the Fellowship Foundation, Collection 459, the Billy Graham Center Archives.

Historical Timeline
1934–1935
The Family was founded in Seattle by a Norwegian immigrant, Abraham Vereide, who was a Methodist conference evangelist and former associate general director of Goodwill Industries. 

Abraham organized Christian prayer breakfasts for politicians and businessmen that included anti-Communism and anti-union discussions. The month of evangelistic meetings Mr. Vereide held in San Francisco, included regular breakfast prayer meetings of business leaders at the Pacific Union Club

Vereide pulled together a group of local businessmen to pray about perceived IWW (Industrial Workers of the World) and Socialist subversion and corruption in Seattle, Washington’s municipal government.

The group began to meet regularly and expanded to include government officials, labor leaders, etc. Other groups developed throughout the state, loosely coordinated by Vereide…

1937
209 prayer breakfast groups had been organized throughout Seattle.

1940
Prayer breakfast for new governor Arthur Langlie attended by 300 men from all over the state of Washington. Vereide traveled throughout the Pacific Northwest and later around the country, helping to develop similar groups.

The idea of the groups, which were nondenominational, was to bring together civic and business leaders informally to share a meal, study the Bible and develop relationships of trust and support and to promote Christian principles.

1941
Vereide talked with members of Congress about their starting a regular fellowship group.

1942
U. S. House prayer breakfast group started.

Sixty breakfast groups by this time in major cities around the country, including Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Vancouver, Washington.

1943
U. S. Senate prayer breakfast group started.

National Committee for Christian Leadership (NCCL) incorporated to provide a minimal coordination for the movement; office moved from Seattle to Chicago.

1944
Name changed to International Christian Leadership (ICL).

Vereide met Mrs. Marian (Hoffman) Johnson on a visit to Washington. She later opened her large home at 6523 Massachusetts Avenue to the ICL for conferences and social gatherings. This became the group’s first Fellowship House.

Two important participants throughout the group’s work in Washington were James Bell and Paul Temple.

At the end of the year, Vereide family moved to a Washington, DC suburb and the NCCL opened its office in the city at 744 Jackson Place, N.W.

Vereide’s Prayer Breakfast Movement was formally incorporated as the National Committee for Christian Leadership (NCCL). Its headquarters were in Chicago.

In 1944, while Vereide’s friends in Germany were being pummeled by the Allies, especially by the Soviet Red Army, NCCL changed its name to International Christian Leadership (ICL), an indication that Vereide saw an immediate need to extend his influence abroad in the wake of a certain Nazi defeat.

1945
Fellowship Foundation incorporated to accept donations and property…

1/19—First prayer breakfast in Wash., DC, for members of the US Congress.

4/16/1945—A special prayer meeting of government leaders was held to pray for the nation after President Roosevelt’s death. Group was led by Senators H. Alexander Smith, Lister Hill and publisher David Lawrence.

1946
1/13-16/1946—Representatives from the breakfast groups, the Gideons, the Christian Businessmen’s Committee and others met for a prayer conference on national needs.

Vereide visited Europe and talked with Christian there about beginning ICL groups in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, France and Germany. ICL agreed to cooperate with the British Victory Fellowship in Great Britain.

Gustav Adolf Gedat of Germany was deeply involved in the activities of the groups in Europe from this time until his death in 1971. Throughout the years, one important aspect of the movement was the travel of its associates throughout the world to establish personal contacts with leaders in most countries of the world.

January 1947
Four day conference in Washington, DC resulted in the formation of International Council for Christian Leadership (ICCL), an umbrella group for the various national fellowships. There were representatives from the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Hungary, Egypt and China.

1949
ICL’s budget for 1949: $32,700.

Wallace Haines was sent to Europe by Vereide to represent ICL at a gathering of German Christians at Castle Mainau. Haines became the European representative of ICL.

1951
ICL’s budget for 1951—$34,000.

1952
Karl Leyasmeyer became the ICL’s field representative in 1950…Other ICL field representative in the 1950s…Wallace Haines, and Richard Halverson. The budget for ICL for 1952 was $39,000.

5/22-25/1952—International Conference of ICCL in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

1953
First Presidential Prayer Breakfast held in the US, 2/5/1953
Joint conference of the ICL and ICCL held from February 5-9. Senator Frank Carlson, an advisor to President Eisenhower and a participant in the ICL’s program, played a prominent part in helping to organize this meeting…

The members of Congress involved in the congressional prayer breakfasts remained the prime organizers of the annual Presidential Prayer Breakfasts, which included people involved in prayer groups in other sections of the legislative, judicial and executive branches, as well as ambassadors, civic leaders from around the country and the world, and many guests not involved in the prayer breakfast movement…

The Presidential Prayer Breakfast was also often called the National Prayer Breakfast and this latter eventually became the official title.

ICCL was formally incorporated as a separate organization in 1953. ICL and ICCL were governed by different board of directors, but there was a coordinating committee consisting of four each from members of ICCL’s board and the ICL’s executive committee. Eventually Fellowship Foundation was created by the two organizations to maintain Fellowship House in Washington, DC as a spiritual service center.

1954
In May, 240 delegates attended the ICCL’s World Conference in Noordwijk, Netherlands. Countries represented included the United States, Germany, France, Great Britain, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, South Korea, Japan, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, and Greece…

ICCL conferences in Cuba and Beirut, Lebanon…

1955
2/3/1955—3rd Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast.

1956
2/2/1956—4th Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast.

5/3/1956—Richard Halverson became associate executive director of ICL. In addition, from 1958 on, Halverson was pastor at the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Washington. He served as chaplain of the United Senate from 1981-1995. Throughout his time in Washington, Halverson, along with Vereide and later Douglas Coe, continued to be one of ICL’s most influential leaders, regardless of his title.

9/12-16/1956—Biannual ICCL world conference in Noordwijk, Netherlands.

At this point there were functioning ICCL groups in the United States, South Africa, Madagascar, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Turkey, Pakistan, India, South Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Formosa, South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Great Britain, Mexico, Honduras, Cuba, and Bermuda.

In 1956, Fellowship House held two hundred Bible studies, receptions and dinners for 1800 guests; Richard Halverson’s Perspective sent to a mailing list of 4000 every week; budget in 1956 – $112,000.

1957
125 groups in 100 American cities. including sixteen in Washington; 125 groups in other countries, including Canada, England, North Ireland, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Ethiopia, India, South Vietnam, Hong Kong, Formosa, Japan, S. Korea, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Mexico, Cuba, Bermuda; full-time staff in France, Holland, Hong Kong, Central America.

1958
“…Albert Quie, elected representative from Minnesota, first attended the Congressional Prayer Breakfast and became an important leader in the movement.

12/11/1958—Richard Halverson installed as pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Springfield, Maryland. He continued to serve as associate executive director of ICL.

1959
3/12/1959—7th Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast. Richard Nixon was the principal speaker (Eisenhower was unable to attend).

4/1959—Conference of the European member of ICCL in Strasbourg, France.

Douglas E. Coe, formerly a Christian youth worker in the Pacific Northwest, became ICL’s assistant executive director. Later Coe became associate executive director. Halverson was also an associate executive director.

In 1959 there were 18 breakfast groups in Washington, DC and 200 around the United States.

William C. Jones, a California businessman, served as host of the Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington for the first time and continued to be a leader
in ICL until his death in 1971.

1960s and 1970s
For much of its history, particularly in the 1960s and ’70s, the fellowship had a close relationship with the Junior Chamber of Commerce or Jaycees, both the United States and the International branches. The groups planned various joint events together and supplied speakers for each other’s conferences…

1960
8th Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast at the Mayflower Hotel. 2/18/1960

5th bi-annual world conference, Noordwijk on the Sea, Netherlands.

1st Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

Combined budget of ICL and ICCL was $100,000.

1961
ICL and ICCL’s budget in 1961 was $150,000.

There was a full-time, paid staff of nine (one based in Paris, another in New Delhi and the rest in Washington).

9th Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast. Billy Graham, principal speaker.

1962
10th Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast.

5/1962—World Conference in Paris and Versailles, France.

1963
11th Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast at Mayflower Hotel.
Billy Graham spoke.

10/24-26/1963, All-India Christian Leadership conference in Calcutta.

1964
12th Annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast.

6/3/1964, First National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa, Canada.

6/1964 Bi-annual World Conference held in Bad Godesburg, Germany. Forty-seven nations were represented.

1965
30th anniversary of Prayer groups in celebrated in Seattle Washington, July 5-11 at the first bi-annual national conference. Billy Graham spoke at the concluding banquet.

7/14-17/65—First Tokyo Christian Leadership Conference.

7/10/1965—Abraham Vereide resigned as executive director of ICL and was succeeded by Richard Halverson as acting director…Coe was appointed senior associate executive director.

Frank Carlton’s 1965 nomination of Vereide for the Nobel Peace prize

1966
14th annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast at Shoreham Hotel. Fifteen hundred in attendance. Billy Graham was the principal speaker.

International conference in Cambridge England. 300 delegates.

December 31, 1966. Dr. E. Stanley Jones speaking. Tape 16

1967
15th Annual National Prayer Breakfast, Message by Henry W. Fowler, Secretary of the Treasury.

…Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast in Virginia, with Congressman John Marsh, Douglas Coe, and Richard Halverson speaking; ca. 1967. Tape 18

…Annual Christian Leadership Banquet, with Mark Hatfield as one of the main speakers; 1967. Tape 19

…Faith and Life Seminar at the National Prayer Breakfast and Seminars, Washington, DC; February 3, 1967. Panel members: Dr. Henry Brandt, Mr. Bruce Larson, and Dr. Armond Nicholi… Tape 25

…National Prayer Breakfast and Seminars, Washington, DC; 1967. Side one: …speakers including Winston Weaver, Doug Coe… Richard Halverson; February 2. Tape 27

1968
1/31/1968—16th Annual National Prayer Breakfast.

International conference in Noordwijk, Netherlands, 250 delegates from over 20 counties.

…The 16th annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC; Introduction by Senator Frank Carlson…New Testament reading by Vice President Hubert H. Humphreyaddress by President Lyndon Johnson
Tape 39

…Seminar on Effective Leadership held in conjunction with the National Prayer Breakfast and Leadership Seminars. Principle speakers were Baron L. de Rosen and Dr. Otto von Habsburg…February 1, 1968. Tape 41

…February 1, 1968. International luncheon held in conjunction with the ICL’s National Prayer Breakfast and International Leadership Seminar. Tape 42

The luncheon was attended by US government officials and government leaders from other countries… invocation by Hernando Garron Salazar, president of the National Assembly of Costa Rica; comments by Gulliermo Sevilla-Sacasa, ambassador of Nicaragua; comments by Senator Frank Carlson;

Old Testament reading by John K. Waller, ambassador of Australia; New Testament reading by Adesanya Hyde, ambassador of Sierra Leone; prayer by Abraham Vereide, address by Vice President Hubert Humphrey, closing prayer by Ibrahim Hussein El-Ahdab, ambassador of Lebanon.

Side 2: 65 minutes. February 2, 1968; Seminar on Leadership and Spiritual Revolution. Panelists included D. Elton Trueblood [Quaker]; Washington, D. C.

… ICL Leadership Breakfast; February 2, 1968…talks by Richard Halverson and Senator Mark Hatfield…Tape 47

1969
17th annual Presidential Prayer Breakfast. Billy Graham gave the message, followed by comments by President Richard Nixon. Nearly 2000 in attendance. The breakfast was followed this day and the next by a series of seminars of the theme of effective leadership.

…January 30, 1969. Presidential Prayer Breakfast. Participants included Frank Carlson, John W. McCormack, Spiro Agnew, and Edmund Muskie
(Roman Catholic). The message was given by Billy Graham, followed
by comments by President Richard Nixon
.

..January 30, 1969 seminar on effective leadership, comments by various people including Richard Halverson and addressed by D. Elton Trueblood [Quaker]. Washington, DC. Tape 77

…January 30, 1969 evening seminar on effective leadership, comments by various people including Richard Halverson…Tape 78

Side 2: January 31, 1969. Program following the Leadership Banquet. Elton Trueblood was the principal speaker. Tape 73

…January 30, 1969 seminar on effective leadership, comments by various people including Richard Halverson and addressed by D. Elton Trueblood. Washington, DC. Tape 79

…January 31, 1969. Program following the ICL’s Leadership Banquet, which concluded the series of seminars on effective leadership. The principal speaker was Dr. Elton Trueblood. Tape 84

…April 20, 1969. Sunday evening program at Fellowship House, Washington, DC including introductory comments by Abraham Vereide, singing and prayer and reports by Doug Coe and Fred Heyn on recent trips to Spain, Paris, and London to visit various Christian programs in those places. Tape 85

5/16/1969 Abraham Vereide died. Douglas Coe from this time on served as coordinator and leader of the movement, in as far as a person can be said to be the leader. Other important leaders were Halverson, Heyn, Senator Harold Hughes.

…May 20. 1969. Memorial Service for Dr. Abraham Vereide at the 4th Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC Richard Halverson and Milton
Vereide, among others, spoke… Tape 88

…October 23 and 24, 1969. Sessions of the ICL’s National Student Leadership Seminar. Addresses by Francis Schaeffer and Senator Mark Hatfield. Tape 100

early 1970s
Starting in the early 1970s, members of the fellowship became more interested in the needs, physical and spiritual, of the poor of the inner city and in reconciling blacks and whites. The Fellowship Foundation supported various projects to deal with social problems.

1970
18th Annual National Prayer Breakfast.

9/10/1970, ICCL was dissolved as a corporation…Its minimal functions were performed by ICL and the various national groups in different countries continued to function autonomously. Although there were no more world conferences, many national groups held regional level meetings.

1971
19th National Prayer Breakfast. 3000 in attendance, two million listen via
Armed Forces radio.

1000 mayoral prayer breakfasts in US, some form of the idea in seventy countries, with fifty countries having weekly meetings.

Program of the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, February 2, 1971… a message from Warren Burger, chief justice of the Supreme Court, remarks of President Nixon

Side 2: 31 minutes. Men’s Leadership Luncheon held in conjunction with the National Prayer Breakfast. Program includes a message from Billy Graham. Tape 111

February 2, 1971, program at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Luncheon following the National Prayer Breakfast…Tape 112

February 7, 1971. Lecture by D. James Kennedy on the topic, “Christianity and Communism in the 70s,” …music by the Hawaiians,
and a speech by Marvin Watson. Tape 116

August 8, 1971. Introduction by Richard Halverson…Meeting was at the Fellowship House in Washington, DC. Tape 118

1972
2/1/1972, 20th Annual National Prayer Breakfast.

1972 Name change to Fellowship Foundation.

After consultations among leaders of the movement, including Coe, Halverson, Senator Mark Hatfield, and others, the organization was redesigned to be even more low key and to provide a central office where many dozen (one hundred fifty in 1985) of ministries could be administered…In effect, the group adopted an even lower profile, serving as a channel of communication and a catalyst.

Its three major interests came to be developing personal relationships between leaders and encouraging them in prayer, Bible study and personal Christian growth, youth work, and service to the poor. The group continued to help set up each year’s National Prayer Breakfast, but most of its activities were done with no or very little publicity…

February 1, 1972. Seminars following the Presidential Prayer Breakfast.

Side 1: Higher education luncheon, attended by university faculty and educators. The luncheon was addressed by Richard Halverson and others. Also the beginning of the Key Women’s seminar…Tape 123

1974
Judges from each court within Washington, DC began meeting under the chairmanship of a member of the Supreme Court.

Sometime in 1974. The Kentucky Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, addressed by Senator Harold Hughes of Iowa. Tape 133

.January 31, 1974. Program of the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. Program included an Old Testament reading by Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, New Testament reading by Speaker of the House Carl Albert, prayer for national leaders by Vice President Gerald Ford, message by Senator Harold Hughes and comments by President Nixon. Senator John Stennis presided. Tape 134

1975
23nd Annual National Prayer Breakfast.

January 30, 1975. Program of the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton. John R. Dellenback presided. People who spoke or read Scripture included Billy Graham, Senator Sam Nunn, and Governor Reuben Askew of Florida. The message was from congressman Albert Quie of Minnesota, followed by remarks from President Gerald Ford and a concluding prayer by Harold Hughes. Tape 138

January 30, 1975. Remarks by President Gerald Ford during the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC. Tape 139

Leadership Seminar Luncheon; January 30, 1975. Congressman Graham Purcell presiding. The Honorable Harold E. Hughes was the primary speaker. Tape 140

Leadership Seminar; January 30, 1975. Congressman Al Quie, presiding. Special messages presented by Senator Mark Hatfield and W. Weaver. Tape 141

Leadership Seminar; January 30, 1975. Senator Lawton Chiles presiding. Billy Graham was the main speaker. Tape 143

June 30, 1975. Program following the Fellowship Family Supper for staff and supporters of the Fellowship Foundation. Dr. Richard C. Halverson presiding. Speakers include Mark Small, a leader of the Cheyenne people. Tape 146

Apparently a copy of the soundtrack of a television interview from stations WHO and WOC in Des Moines, Iowa about Senator Harold Hughes’ decision to resign from the Senate to become a lay minister and do work for the Fellowship Foundation…Tape 205, 30 minutes.

1976
January 1976, recorded messages for use during prayer breakfasts held in different locations among U.S. military personnel. Speakers include President Gerald R. Ford, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld…Tape 149

January 23, 1976. Radio program Panorama, broadcast on station WTTG in Washington, DC, hosted by Maury Povich, with commentator Ms. Bonnie Angelo.

The guest on the show is correspondent and informant for the Central Intelligence Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The conversation is about contacts between U.S. intelligence agencies and journalists. Chuck Colson is referred to very briefly during the interview, in reference to knowledge of a list in the Nixon White House of journalists who were intelligence informants. Tape 150

September 11, 1976. Men’s retreat, sponsored by Fellowship Foundation, at the conference center in Windy Gap, North Carolina. Side 1: Doug Coe speaks on discipleship…Tape 151

1977
1/27/1977 25th Annual National Prayer Breakfast. James Wright, Speaker of the House, gave the message.

Side 1: Charles Colson, presiding over a seminar following the National Prayer Breakfast, Richard Lovelace on the historical background of spiritual awakenings in the United States…side 2: Panel of J. Edwin Orr, Bishop Landis, Richard Lovelace on the history of revivals. Richard Halverson was moderator. Tape 159

March 10, 1977. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Congressman John B. Conlan was the speaker. Tape 160

March 31, 1977. National Prayer Breakfast of Canada, including participation by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau [Roman Catholic], and a presentation by Charles Colson. Tape 161

April 15, 1977. Beach Retreat in California, addressed by Doug Coe and others… Tape 162

1978
2/2/1978 26th National Prayer Breakfast, Message was given by Max Cleland, Administrator of Veterans Affairs.

Over eighty countries had prayer breakfasts for their national legislatures. Eight countries had annual prayer breakfasts.

February 2, 1978. Seminar following the Presidential Prayer Breakfast. Includes reports about various attendees on things going on in their lives including greetings from the House of Commons of England and a report on evangelistic efforts in the South Pacific, Jay Kesler of Youth for Christ.

Main speaker was Tony Campolo who spoke on recognizing that God is not a national deity. Washington, DC. Tape 166

February 2, 1978. Seminar following the National Prayer Breakfast, during which various people share their testimonies and reports from their individual ministries and experience. The seminar concluded with a message from Roman Catholic bishop Fulton J. Sheen. Washington, DC. Tape 167

February 2, 1978. Luncheon following the National Prayer Breakfast…Presided over by Senator Mark Hatfield. Washington, DC. Tape 177

February 2, 1978. Family Night Dinner, a time of rather informal sharing and testimonies during the series of meetings that started with the National Prayer Breakfast. Tape 178

1979
1/18/1979 27th Annual National Prayer Breakfast, Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.

January 18, 1979. Program of the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, Congressman Richard Schultz presiding. Includes a prayer by Billy Graham, a prayer from Senator Mark Hatfield, the message from Bishop Fulton Sheen and comments by President Jimmy Carter. Tape 179

1980
2/7/1980 28th Annual National Prayer Breakfast. Message from Representative Guy Vander Jagt of Michigan.

February 7, 1980. Excerpts from the program of the 1980 National Prayer Breakfast. Senator Mark Hatfield presided. Includes grace by Senator Frank Carlson, prayer for national leaders by Senator Sam Nunn, comments by President Jimmy Carter and a message from Representative Guy Vander Jagt
of Michigan. Washington, D C. Tape 180

Seminar following the 1980 National Prayer Breakfast at which Tony Campolo was the main speaker, talking about the dangers of civil religion. Tape 181

1981
2/5/1981 29th Annual National Prayer Breakfast. Message from Governor
Albert Quie of Minnesota.

February 5, 1981. Excerpts from the program of the 1981 National Prayer Breakfast. Congressman Elwood Hillis presided. Includes singing “Happy Birthday” to President Reagan, a message from Congressman Albert Quie, comments by President Reagan. Tape 182

February 5, 1981. Excerpts from the program of the 1981 National Prayer Breakfast. Congressman Elwood Hillis presided. Includes an opening prayer
by Barbara Williams, a statement of purpose by Billy Graham, Old Testament reading by Mayor of New York Edward Koch, a New Testament reading by vice president George Bush, prayer for national leaders by Senator Lawton Chiles, singing “Happy Birthday” to President Reagan, a message from Congressman Albert Quie, comments by President Reagan. Tape 183

1981. Richard Halverson speaking to a student leadership conference, apparently part of the same occasion as T185 and T186. Halverson talked about the twelve disciples and working together and being committed to each other. Discusses briefly his friendship with Douglas Coe. Tape 184

Ca. 1981. Apparently part of the same occasion as T184 and T186, a student leadership conference. Side 1: Mark Hatfield speaking about leadership; side 2: Richard Halverson speaking on demonstrating a Christian life. Tape 185

1981. Apparently part of the same occasion as T184 and T185, a student leadership conference. Side 1: Charles Colson speaking about his own testimony and showing Christ in your life. Tape 186

1982
2/4/1982 30th Annual National Prayer Breakfast. Message from Senator Pete V. Domenici.

1983
2/3/1983 31st National Prayer Breakfast. Message from General John Vessey Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

February 3, 1983. Sessions following the 1983 National Prayer Breakfast. Leadership Luncheon; John Stott speaking. Tape 193

1984
1984 Representatives of one hundred nations attended the 32nd National Prayer Breakfast. Similar local prayer breakfasts were held in five hundred cities around the United States.

February 4, 1984. Program of the 1984 National Prayer Breakfast. Presided over by Senator Mark Hatfield. Includes opening prayer by Vice President Bush, comments by Congressman Charles Whitley, an Old Testament reading by Jacob Javits, New Testament reading by Elizabeth Dole, a message by Barbara Jordan and comments by President Reagan. Tape 194

February 4, 1984. Sessions following the 1984 National Prayer Breakfast. Jefferson Seminar; Albert Quie, moderator. Tape 195

February 4, 1984. Sessions following the 1984 National Prayer Breakfast. Georgetown Seminar; Martin Bostetter, moderator. Tape 196

1985
Program of the 1985 National Prayer Breakfast. Presided over by Congressman Ralph Regula. Includes opening prayer by George Schultz, comments by Congressman Wes Watkins, an Old Testament reading by George Bush, New Testament reading by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor,
a message by Governor George Deukmejian of California and comments by President Reagan. Tape 199

Sessions following the 1985 National Prayer Breakfast. Leadership Luncheon; Andrew Young was the speaker. Tape 200

1986
Program of the 1986 National Prayer Breakfast. Includes statement of purpose by Billy Graham, opening prayer by the commandant of the Marine Corps, a reading from the Old Testament by Arthur Burns, message by Senator John Stennis and comments by President Ronald Reagan. Tape ends in the middle of the final song. Tape 201

1987
Program from the 1987 National Prayer Breakfast. Includes an opening prayer by the chief of staff of the Navy, comments by Senator Paul Simon and Congressman Dan Daniels, an Old Testament reading by Vice President Bush, a New Testament reading by Coretta Scott King, prayer for national leaders by Governor John Ashcroft of Missouri, message by Elizabeth Dole and comments by President Reagan. Tape 203

1987 Elizabeth Dole, United States Secretary of Transportation

1988
2/4/1988 36th Annual National Prayer Breakfast. Senator William L. Armstrong of Colorado gave the message; President Reagan made some remarks.

February 4, 1988. Program of the 1988 National Prayer Breakfast. Presided over by Senator Lawton Chiles. Includes a program by the Wheaton College Men’s Glee Club, opening prayer by Admiral William J. Crowl, comments from Senator Paul Trible, ambassador from Saudi Arabia Prince Bandar Ben Sauder with a reading from the Koran, music by Jim Nabors, prayer for national leaders by Secretary of the Treasury Jim Baker, message by Senator William Armstrong and comments by President Reagan. Tape 204

1991
1/31/1991 39th Annual National Prayer Breakfast.

1994
Fellowship House in Washington, DC, sold. The organizational center (although that is perhaps too formal a designation for a very low key presence) for the movement was at The Cedars on 24th Street in Arlington, which the Foundation had owned for several years. Wallace Haines retired and returned to the United States, although he remained active in the organization’s work.

1994
2/3/94 42nd Annual National Prayer Breakfast. Mother Teresa of Calcutta was the speaker.

VII. Douglas Coe. Boxes 512-540.
Among the materials in this section are correspondence on most aspects of the Foundation’s work…file on the formal organization of Prison Fellowship…plans for a worldwide call to prayer including among other Presidents Jimmy Carter and Daniel Moi and Pope John Paul II.

IX. Financial Materials. Boxes 569-582. Includes audits, accountant reports, agreements and contacts, correspondence with foundations (Assisi, Lilly, Mennonite Christian Leadership, Kresage, Treagon)…Liberty Militant expenses, and stock information.

Some Photos
Harold John Ockenga Close-up of Ockenga at an ICL banquet.

Prayer Breakfast….People in the photos in this folder include Douglas Coe, Henry Ford, Henry Ford II, Henry Kissinger, Robert MacNamara, George Romney, George Schultz, John Tower, Elmo Zumwalt Jr. 1970

Presidential Prayer Breakfast 1976. Scenes from the breakfast sponsored by ICL. People in the photos include Arthur Burns, Douglas Coe, Charles Colson, Betty Ford, Gerald Ford, Billy Graham, Mark Hatfield, Harold Hughes, Henry Kissinger, Albert Quie, Elliott Richardson.

Presidential Prayer Breakfast 1981. Scenes from the breakfast sponsored by ICL. People in the photos include Barbara Bush, George Bush, Douglas Coe, Billy Graham, Richard Halverson, Nancy Reagan, Ronald Reagan.

Roy Rogers With Dale Evans at an unidentified prayer breakfast.

George Beverly Shea Singing at an unidentified prayer breakfast attended by Frank Carlson, Billy Graham and Lyndon Johnson.

Earl Warren Attending unidentified prayer breakfast.

Victor Paul Wierwille Color postcard of Wierwille at his desk at The Way International ln Knoxville, Ohio.

Young Life. Group of teenagers holding a Young Life banner.

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The Real Presence in the Eucharist: Evangelization of America through Politics

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