The Mission of the Marco Island Community Prayer Breakfast is to bring the community together in an acknowledgment of the need of Almighty God's blessing in the affairs of our community and in recognition of His values as the foundation of our nation's history.
The National Prayer Breakfast has been held in Washington, DC since 1953. In cities throughout the United States this tradition has spread and our first Community Prayer Breakfast was held in 1983. Carol Matthews started the event and Dr. John Thompson was the first speaker.
Some of the recent speakers have been:
2019 ----- Gregory A Poland, MD, Motivational Speaker
2018 ----- Christa Hicks, Exec Director of Porch Light & Founder of Into The Jordan Ministries
2017 ----- Bob Williamson, Author of Miracle on Luckie Street
2016 ----- Jennifer A Marshall, The Heritage Foundation
2015 ----- Ben Sledge, Wounded Combat Veteran, Writer
2014 ----- Beth Nimmo, Mother of Columbine Victim
2013 ----- Jim Daly, President, Focus on the Family
2012 ----- Brigadier General Douglas E. Lee, (Ret)
2011 ----- Phil Burgess
2010 ----- Ken Smith
2009 ----- Dr. Douglas Johnston - Noted Author
2008 ----- Ambassador Tony Hall - US Ambassador to UN
2007 ----- Edmund C. Moy -Director of US Mint