Unity Prayer Breakfast set for Wednesday

The invitation-only event will be streamed on the official Troy University Facebook page.

The invitation-only event will be streamed on the official Troy University Facebook page.

Troy University will hold its annual Unity Prayer Breakfast, which will be streamed from the Trojan Center Ballrooms on the University’s Facebook page on Wednesday, Mar. 17, at 10 a.m.

Anthony Brock, Founder and Head of School of Valiant Cross Academy, will serve as this year’s keynote speaker.

“We have a rich program planned for the Unity Prayer Breakfast that will include a moving video that captures the march of progress we’ve made in uniting the Trojan Nation since last year, stirring songs sung by Ms. Sheila Jackson, and inspirational speeches by our leaders and guests,” Maj. Gen. Walter D. Givhan, the Senior Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Economic Development, said.

Givhan says the annual breakfast is an opportunity to learn about the uplifting work done in the region. The breakfast “represents a significant occasion for the Trojan Nation and its supporters to come together in an affirmation of prayerful unity.”

“In doing so, we affirm the bonds that unite us and mark the progress that we have made in bringing our community, region, and state together,” Givhan said. “We celebrate the contributions of our brave leaders, who have guided us toward inclusion and unity through their untiring efforts.

“This kind of occasion brings us together physically and spiritually as it inspires and refreshes us in our ongoing work to achieve and celebrate unity and inclusion.”

Speeches at the event will be given by honorable members of TROY’s community.

“There will be a stellar line-up of speakers,” Givhan said. 

Additional speakers include C. Gibson Vance, President Pro Tempore of the Troy University Board of Trustees; Jason Reeves, Mayor of the City of Troy; and Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor. 

The invocation will be given by Rev. Blake Cotter, Pastor of the Church of the Highlands, Troy, and the benediction will be given by Rev. Dr. Agnes Lover, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Montgomery. 

Dr. Dionne Rosser-Mims, Vice Chancellor, Phenix City Campus and Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Cultural Affairs, will also be in attendance.