MLK prayer breakfast set for Monday morning
Texana – Local residents have been keeping the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. alive for a quarter century.
The 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Monday in the Texana Community Center. The theme for this year’s event is “There Is But One Human Race.”
The cost for the breakfast is $5, with children under age 12 eating for free. The guest speaker this year is Dr. Willie Chambliss, pastor of Embassy Global Church Fellowship.
Chambliss and his wife, Brenda, do ministry for various communities online. They have produced a “What’s Happening in the Mountains” broadcast on the Internet dealing with local issues at embassytv.net. They also recorded the Cherokee Scout’s political debates in 2016.
One of the founding members of the non-denominational Philippian Community Church of Jacksonville, Fla., under the late Bishop Lawrence David Callahan, Chambliss was one of a handful a members who started the church from a Bible study and saw it grow to more than 1,000 members.
Chambliss also has many other notable accomplishments. He has hosted a national television broadcast on BET, built one of the first prayer towers in Jacksonville, Fla., and hosted major events with nationally known speakers, artists and political figures.
After working with several independent churches for years, Chambliss felt led to connect with a denominational church. Under the leadership of the late Bishop C.D. Kinsey, he joined Cathedral of Faith Church in 2000, according to the Global Ministry Network’s website. Chambliss works with the Embassy Pastors of Independent Churches Network.