VERO BEACH – The Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast Committee is proud to announce that TV and movie star Kirk Cameron has accepted an invitation to be this year’s keynote speaker. The Breakfast will return to its former location in a huge tent on the grounds of Riverside Park on Thursday, February 24 at 7:30 a.m. Last year’s event brought over 1,200 of the area’s leaders and residents together for presentations by local and national speakers. The faithful share prayer and song and a meal catered by Toojays. Kirk Thomas Cameron (born October 12, 1970) is an American actor best-known for his role as Mike Seaver on the television situation comedy Growing Pains (1985-1992), as well as several other television and film appearances as a child actor. In the 1980s and 1990s, Cameron appeared in dozens of television shows and in the films “Like Father Like Son” and “Listen to Me”. Recently, he portrayed Cameron “Buck” Williams in the Left Behind film series and Caleb Holt in the 2008 drama film, Fireproof.
Cameron is also an active Christian evangelist, currently partnering with Ray Comfort in the evangelical ministry The Way of the Master, and has co-founded The Firefly Foundation with his wife, actress Chelsea Noble. Currently, Cameron is making a documentary film entitled “Monumental” set for release in November of 2011. John Bona, founder and co-chairman of the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast, is serving as Executive Director and Biblical and U.S. Constitutional Consultant on the film. For more information, visit the website www.monunmentalmovie.com.
Bona,stated about the Prayer Breakfast, “We are all here because we believe in the power of faith in God, faith in Jesus Christ.”
He, along with friends Ken McKellar and Wintley Phipps and other local community leaders, formed the Vero Beach Prayer Breakfast in 2003. Bona and Phipps have been very active promoting the “Prayer Breakfast” concept around America and have appeared on nationally televised Christian programs, including Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah, The Old Time Gospel Hour, Live at Liberty, Coral Ridge Hour and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Broadcast.
“The purpose of promoting the breakfast is to encourage other business people to start this ministry in their respective communities, by dedicating our cities to Christ, and to glorify Him in the public square,” said Bona.
Gospel singer Wintley Phipps, a Vero Beach resident, will be performing special music at the Breakfast. Phipps is an ordained minister, world-renowned vocal artist, and innovative initiator of special projects such as the US Dream Academy. He has been the featured speaker and performer at many notable occasions around the world, performing for American Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush at several National Prayer Breakfast events and other distinguished celebrations. He also performed for Mother Teresa of Calcutta and South African President Nelson Mandela.
Many local businesses are donating their time, money, and products to this year’s breakfast to help make this ministry possible.
For tickets or additional information, call (772) 492-1041 or visit verobeachprayerbreakfast.com.