For 45 consecutive years, High Point University has brought the wider High Point faith community together for the Annual Prayer Breakfast. Each year, the annual event includes an inspiring message, special music provided by the HPU Chapel Choir directed by Dr. Elizabeth Doebler, as well as a silent prayer held in memory of alumni, members of the university family and the community, as well as other friends who have passed away during the past year.
This event sharpens the spiritual senses that joy and peace might take root during the Christmas season.
The 2015 Community Prayer Breakfast will take place on Friday December 4th at 7:30am in the James H. and Jesse E. Millis Athletic and Convocation Center at High Point University.
2015 Featured speaker:
Dr. Johnny M. Hunt became pastor of First Baptist Church of Woodstock, Georgia in December of 1986. First Baptist Woodstock is one of the largest churches in the United States. Under his ministry the church has grown from 1,000 members to more than 19,000. In 1996, Dr. Hunt served as President of the Pastors’ Conference of the Southern Baptist Convention and served two terms as the President of the Southern Baptist Convention.
A native of North Carolina, Dr. Hunt, was born in Lumberton and is a member of the Lumbee Native American Indian tribe. Dr. Hunt has earned degrees from Gardner-Webb College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Parking and shuttle buses are available from Vert Stadium on Panther Drive beginning at 6:45 a.m.
Handicap parking with a handicap placard will be available in front of the Millis Athletic/Convocation Center.
2014 – Rev. Dr. Richard Gibbons began his ministry as the tenth Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Greenville, SC, on September 1, 2007. Dr. Gibbons is a native of Scotland and served The Church of Scotland as a Regional Development Officer from August 1997 to August 2007. He holds joint honors in Ecclesiastical History and Systematic Theology from the University of Glasgow and a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Highland Theological College. Dr. Gibbons currently serves as co-chair to the ECO’s Theological Task Force.
2013 – A special message was delivered by Rev. Dr. Don Wilton, who is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Spartanburg, S.C. and also serves as a minister to the Rev. Billy Graham. Wilton’s message focused on the concept of life after death and the meaning of Christmas, as well as the significance of Nelson Mandela’s life and death on this occasion.
2012 – Rev. John Fitzgerald speaks at the 42nd Annual Prayer Breakfast
Rev. John Fizgerald’s transcript
2010 – Bishop Dale C. Bronner headlines 40th Annual Prayer Breakfast
2009 – Dr. Kent Millard headlines 39th Annual Prayer Breakfast
2006 – Dr. Thomas G. Long headlines 36th Annual Prayer Breakfast