I moved to Augusta in 2008 to cover religion for the Chronicle. I didn't know a soul this far South at the time, but the area is quickly becoming home. Before then, I covered the cop beat and crime while working at a newspaper in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I got my start in Virginia writing features for a community weekly while in college.
 
Posted April 5, 2010 04:33 pm - Updated April 5, 2010 04:37 pm

Rise and shine: Masters Prayer Breakfast is 7 a.m. Tuesday

I'm off to bed early tonight. The annual Masters Prayer Breakfast starts at 7 a.m. sharp Tuesday, and we'll be there to capture the morning, including the testimony of this year's speaker, Scott Lehman. (Look for a round up online tomorrow afternoon.)

The event - the largest of the year for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes - draws quite a crowd to Warren Baptist Church, just up the road from The Augusta National. About 2,000 came last year to hear from broadcaster Pat Summerall.

I talked with Lehman, a teaching pro who founded In His Grip Golf, last week. He's got an interesting story to tell and quite a perspective to offer on coincidence. He'll share how this town and the Masters have done their fair share to shape his life, work and ministry. Read a sneak peak, or just come on out tomorrow morning.

The breakfast is free and it starts at 7 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, in Simmons Hall, 3203 Washington Road. Warren Baptist has printable tickets online. Call (706) 868-6000 for more information.