Jonathan McCollar, a Statesboro native, was the guest speaker. McCollar is the senior community manager for the American Red Cross, arealtor and former candidate for mayor of Statesboro.
He told the gathering efforts to make the world a better place must start where people live. He said changing the world is an enormous challenge but change can be brought about “one person at a time”.
The invocation was given by the Rev. Wayne Williams, with the New Beginning Outreach Christian Ministry. He spoke of the values of peace, love and unity, ideals advocated by Dr. Martin Luther King.
The Rev Matthew Lovett with the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Church asked God for the strength to remain nonviolent and the dignity and discipline in the struggle for equality and the determination to make a creative contribution to the world.
The Rev Patrice Jackson with the Scarboro Grove Church, prayed that the next generation will have the courage and resolution to join with others to push past barriers as they go into the future.
Music and entertainment for the prayer breakfast was provided by the Baby Grand Music Studio, Robin Holmes the director.