Long Beach Rescue Mission hosts 33rd annual Long Beach Leadership Prayer Breakfast

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Long Beach Rescue Mission hosts the 33rd annual Long Beach Leadership Prayer Breakfast on Friday, September 25 at the Renaissance Hotel on Ocean Boulevard. The purpose of the event is to unite community leaders throughout the city of Long Beach to pray together and receive God’s help, encouragement and blessings as they serve to strengthen the community. Last year over 360 business, nonprofit, educational, church, government and community leaders attended.

Two awards will be presented during the program. The Community Leadership Award will be presented to Cathy Taylor for her dedicated work and service offering hope, healing and support to hurting moms and the Emerging Leadership Award will be presented to Allison Nicholas for efforts to reunite children with their incarcerated parent and for her commitment to supporting family values and liberty.

Casey Gwinn, JD, a former elected City Attorney for San Diego and current president of Alliance for HOPE, is the keynote speaker. He is a widely sought after speaker and trainer on issues related to family violence. Summer Rona, a dynamic performer, singer and song writer will provide inspirational music. Former Long Beach Mayor Beverly O’Neill and Randy Gordon, president of Long Beach Chamber, will read Scripture. Pastors from Cornerstone, Parkcrest and The Rock Christian Fellowship will pray, and Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna will provide insights from his own life experience during the Leadership Moment. Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee will lead the Pledge of Allegiance. Robert Probst, Long Beach Rescue Mission’s executive director will emcee.

Event sponsors include Farmers and Merchants Bank, Windes, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, MemorialCare Health System, Wells Fargo Advisors-Gregory Haeseler, Anchor Seaport Escrow, Grace Long Beach, St. Mary Medical Center Foundation, Act Out Theater Company, and Olive Crest.

The breakfast takes place at the Renaissance Hotel on Friday, September 25th. Breakfast is served at 7:15 am and the program ends promptly at 9 am. The Renaissance is located at 111 E. Ocean Blvd. in Long Beach. Self-parking is complimentary. Individual tickets are $45; a table of 10 is $450. Sponsorships are also available and may be tax deductible. Order tickets online at www.lbprayer.com or call 562-591-1292 ext. 113 for more information.

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