Keynote Speaker Tim Tebow
Tim Tebow is a two-time national champion, first-round NFL draft pick and Heisman Trophy winner. In addition, he serves as a college football analyst for ESPN. Prior to joining ESPN Tebow played three years in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets.
Recently, Tebow retired from professional baseball where he was a member of the New York Mets organization.
Tebow is the author of four (4) New York Times Best Selling books; Through My Eyes, which was named the #1 sports and religion book of 2011 and Shaken: “Discovering your True Identity in the Midst of Life’s Storms” which released in 2016 and won the 2017 Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Book of the Year. His third New York Times bestseller, This Is The Day, was released in September of 2018 and the latest, his fourth New York Times Best Selling book, and his first children’s book, Bronco and Friends: A Party to Remember released on January 5, 2021.
Tim Tebow grew up the son of missionaries and has returned to the Philippines several times throughout his life to spread God’s word and do the Lord’s work by serving the needy.
The Tim Tebow Foundation was established in 2010 with the goal to bring Faith, Hope, and Love to those needing a brighter day in their darkest hour of need. The foundation fulfills this mission every day by making dreams come true for children with life- threatening illnesses, building Timmy’s Playrooms in children’s hospitals, providing life- changing surgeries to children of the Philippines through the Tebow CURE Hospital, sponsoring Night to Shine, a nationwide prom and worldwide movement for people with special needs, providing care for orphans in six countries and adoption aid grants for families who choose to adopt an international child with special needs.
Tim is married to Demi-Leigh Tebow (nee Nel-Peters) who is a South African model and former beauty queen who was crowned Miss Universe 2017. She was crowned Miss South Africa 2017, and is the second Miss Universe winner from South Africa.
Thursday, May 4, 2023 Breakfast: 6:05 a.m Program: 7:00 a.m.
JetBlue Park 11500 Fenway South Dr., Fort Myers FREE Admission LIMITED Space
The free annual breakfast that draws about 1,000 participants from throughout the area would not be possible without local businesses and organizations that annually step up to support the event through sponsorships and donations.
In 2021, the organizers of the annual community prayer breakfast established a tax-exempt organization known as Southwest Florida Community Prayer Breakfast, Inc., in order to ensure longevity of the event and expand its reach into the community. Founding board members are Carl Barraco, Ron Inge, John Noland and Gary Trippe.
Previously, the annual event was coordinated by local faith-based organizations with support from local community leaders.
Creating a nonprofit organization allows for continued engagement of speakers of Dr. Carson’s caliber and ensures the annual prayer breakfast remains a permanent event in Southwest Florida.