PAST SPEAKERS

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

                       (India)

2008:  BARRY McGUIRE

          Recording Artist

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)

          Wallbuilders

          

 

2015:  JERRY P. DYER

           Chief of Police, Fresno, CA

     

 

2010:  MORRIS CHAPMAN

          Recording Artist

2013:  JACK HANNAH

          Recording Artist,

          Sons of the San Joaquin

2016:  KEVIN DOWNES

          Actor/Director/Producer/Writer

     

 

2018:  ALAN AUTRY

           Actor, Writer, fmr Mayor of Fresno

2019:  DON ORVIS

           Fmr Chaplain Denver Broncos