May 3, 2001: The first Kings County Observance prayer breakfast was held at 7:00 a.m., in the parking lot of The Remington retirement facility in Hanford and did not have a key note speaker. Due to low response and (very) cold weather, it was decided a luncheon would be the goal for 2002.
May 2, 2002: The second Kings County Observance prayer luncheon was held in the Hanford Salvation Army multi-purpose room. With an overflowing response from the community, we knew a larger venue would be needed for 2003.
2003-present: With great anticipation and excitement for what the Lord was doing in our community, we moved the luncheon to the Hanford Civic Auditorium to accommodate our praying community! We are grateful for the Lord's guidance and provision and what He continues to do every year. Great is His faithfulness!
To God be all the glory!
2002: JIM PATTERSON
(fmr Mayor, City of Fresno)
2005: COL. JEFF O'LEARY-USAF (ret.)
fmr FOX News Military Analyst
Author, Founder of Mission of Joy
2008: BARRY McGUIRE
2011: ERIC CREEKMORE - USMC (ret.)
Operation Enduring Freedom,
Operation Southern Watch and
Operation Iraqi Freedom
2014: COL. JEFF O'LEARY - USAF (ret.)
fmr Fox News Military Analyst,
Author, Founder of Mission of Joy (India)
2017: JIM FRANKLIN
Senior Pastor, Cornerstone Church, Fresno
Host of "Jim Franklin Live"
KMJ 580AM / KGED 1680 AM
2003: Rev. ANGULUS WILSON
2006: GEORGE M. IGAWA, JR. (ret.)
Los Angeles City Fire Department
Chapter Leader, Firefighters for Christ
2004: BOB VERNON
(ret.) Assistant Chief of Police LAPD
2007: JIM ZULLIM
(fmr Chief of Police, Clovis, CA)
2009: PAUL LOEFFLER
Sports Director for KMJ -
"Voice of the Championship
Fresno State Bulldogs"
2012: RENE DIAZ
(fmr U.S. District Judge)
2015: JERRY P. DYER
Chief of Police, Fresno, CA
2010: MORRIS CHAPMAN
2013: JACK HANNAH
Sons of the San Joaquin
2016: KEVIN DOWNES
2018: ALAN AUTRY
Actor, Writer, fmr Mayor of Fresno
2019: DON ORVIS
Fmr Chaplain Denver Broncos