Inaugural Prayer Breakfast Includes Participants From Across Florida

Today, Governor Rick Scott welcomed Floridians from across the state to participate in the inaugural prayer breakfast at Florida A&M University. The event included prayers from many faiths and denominations. The list of participants included:

Miami

  • Pastor Alberto Delgado

Alpha & Omega Church, Miami, FL
Pastor Alberto Delgado will recite a prayer for Florida’s families during the inaugural prayer breakfast. Pastor Delgado is the founder and senior pastor of Alpha & Omega Church located in the heart of Miami. Over the past three decades, his ministry has reached thousands of people in the city of Miami.

  • Archbishop Thomas Wenski

Archdiocese of Miami, Miami, FL

Archbishop Thomas Wenski will recite a reading during the inaugural prayer breakfast. Thomas Gerard Wenski is the archbishop of Miami, having been appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on April 20, 2010 and installed on June 1, 2010. He previously served as bishop of Orlando, coadjutor bishop of Orlando and auxiliary bishop of Miami.

West Palm Beach

  • Francesca Alfano, Palm Beach, FL

Francesca Alfano will sing the national anthem during the inaugural prayer breakfast. Francesca is 14-years old and from West Palm Beach. She is an honor student at Palm Beach Day Academy.

  • Reverend Dr. Mathieu JN-Baptiste

United Haitian Baptist Church, West Palm Beach, FL

Reverend Dr. Mathieu JN-Baptiste will deliver the benediction during the inaugural prayer breakfast. Reverend JN-Baptiste is the senior pastor of United Haitian Baptist Church.

  • Rabbi Moshe Scheiner

Palm Beach Synagogue, Palm Beach, FL

Rabbi Moshe E. Scheiner will recite a reading during the inaugural prayer breakfast. Rabbi Scheiner serves at the Palm Beach Synagogue. He received his rabbinic ordination at the United Lubavitcher Yeshiva.

Southwest Florida

  • Pastor Kirt Anderson

Naples Community Church, Naples, FL

Pastor Kirt Anderson will emcee and deliver the opening remarks during the inaugural prayer breakfast. He brings more than thirty years of ministry experience to the Naples Community Church.

  • President Jim Towey

Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL

President James Towey will deliver the keynote address during the inaugural prayer breakfast. President Towey served as Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and as assistant to President George W. Bush. He also served as president of Saint Vincent College and legal counsel to Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Jacksonville

  • Pastor Mac Brunson

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Pastor Mac Brunson will be presenting the Invocation during the inaugural prayer breakfast. Pastor Brunson has served as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church, Jacksonville since 2006. Pastor Brunson also works in coordination with the Jacksonville Pastors’ Conference to increase financial support of missions around the world and educate students through the First Baptist Academy of Jacksonville.

Tallahassee

  • Reverend Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr.

Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Tallahassee, FL

Reverend Dr. R. B. Holmes, Jr., will be performing the opening blessing during the inaugural prayer breakfast. The reverend is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and has resided in Tallahassee, Florida since 1986. He is the pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Tallahassee.

  • President Elmira Mangum

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL

President Elmira Mangum will deliver welcome remarks during the inaugural prayer breakfast. President Mangum has served Florida A&M University since April of 2014 and is the institution’s first permanent female president. Previously, President Mangum has held positions as vice president for planning and budget at Cornell University and senior associate provost at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

  • Rabbi Schneur Oirechman

Chabad Lubavitch Tallahassee, FL

Rabbi Schneur Oirechman will lead a prayer for Florida’s public servants during the inaugural prayer breakfast. Rabbi Oirechman is a religious leader who has served the Tallahassee community for over 15 years. Previously, the Rabbi has participated in Chanukah Passover celebrations with Governor Scott.

  • Pastor Pam Olsen

International House of Prayer of Tallahassee, Tallahassee, FL

Pastor Pam Olsen will give the prayer for Governor Scott’s family during the inaugural prayer breakfast. Pam began the International House of Prayer Tallahassee with her husband Tenney, and serves as its executive director. It is a house of prayer that unites and establishes individuals in intimacy with Christ through prayer and worship.

  • Bible Based Church Choir, Tallahassee, FL

Bible-Based Church Choir will perform during the inaugural prayer breakfast. The church was founded in 1992 and has grown to more than 3,500 members.

  • FAMU ROTC Color Guard

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL

The FAMU ROTC Color Guard will perform the presentation of colors during the inaugural prayer breakfast. Under the leadership of President, Dr. Elmira Mangum, the Florida A&M University Army ROTC program continues to produce superb commissioned officers.

  • The FAMU University Concert Choir

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL

The Florida A&M University Concert Choir will be performing a musical presentation during the inaugural prayer breakfast. For nearly sixty years, the FAMU Concert Choir has maintained a standard of choral excellence. The Concert Choir is under the direction of Mark Butler, director of choral studies and activities.

  • The FSU University Singers

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

The University Singers will perform a musical presentation during the inaugural prayer breakfast. The University Singers, founded in 1948 by Dr. Wiley Housewright, is the premier undergraduate auditioned choir at Florida State University. The choir is composed of undergraduate students including those majoring in music and the other degree programs at The Florida State University.

 

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