NEWS: Bishop Michael Curry to speak at Day1 Benefit Event in Atlanta

The preacher whose Royal Wedding sermon inspired the world is coming to Atlanta this September.


The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, will speak at a benefit dinner for the Day1 media ministry on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. The theme of Curry's message is "We Need Some Witnesses to the Way of Jesus." 


The event supports the Day1 ecumenical radio and internet ministry (formerly known as The Protestant Hour), which has broadcast sermons by outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations each week for 73 years. Day1 resources are available online at


"Bishop Curry's powerful sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May created a groundswell of interest in his ministry as presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, and that's a wonderful thing because he is proclaiming the good news of the Jesus Movement for today," said the Rev. Peter Wallace, executive producer and host of the Day1 radio program and podcast.

The program is currently distributed to more than 200 radio stations across America and in a dozen other countries, and available on podcast platforms such as iTunes, RadioPublic, and Stitcher.

While in town, Bishop Curry will also record a Day1 program to be aired on November 25, 2018.

Seating for the dinner event is limited. For more information or to order tickets, please contact Patricia Reagan at 404-418-6772 or preagan @


"Bishop Curry has long been associated with our organization, serving as a board trustee, as a member of our Day1 Advisory Board, and as a preacher on the program numerous times since the 1980s," Wallace said. "We are honored that he is coming to speak at our benefit event."