On Saturday morning, Debra and I were privileged to meet with a majority of the pastors and leadership of the local churches in upper-east Tennessee for the annual Christmas breakfast. As always, Bishop Denny and Ruby Ledford did a wonderful job of planning and preparation for the event. We enjoyed slide presentations of last year’s banquet as well as a short presentation of a recent trip to Israel by many of the pastors in that area.

Special thanks to the Ledfords, for the great cooks, and to Pastor Terry and Sharon Barnwell for hosting the event at the Arrowhead church. We are truly blessed to have such gifted leadership in our state.