Anderson County recognized National Day of Prayer May 1. The 2019 Prayer Breakfast was held at the Double Tree Hotel in Oak Ridge with guest speaker Eric Metaxas, a New York Timesd #1 best selling author, radio host, and guest commentator of news shows such as MSNBC, Fox News, and CNN. At noon a National Day of Prayer gathering was held on the front steps of Anderson County Courthouse. The Rev. Wayne Phillips of Main Street Baptist Church, Rocky Top, was one of the guests who led those gathered in prayer.