South Placer National Day of Prayer Breakfast May 2

William Jessup University hosts event
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William Jessup University will host the South Placer County National Day of Prayer Breakfast, beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, May 2, at the university’s Academic Warehouse, 333 Sunset Blvd. Keynote speaker for the event is New York Times bestselling author and preacher Francis Chan.

Chan is the author of books including “Multiply,” “Crazy Love,” “Forgotten God” and “Erasing Hell.” He is the host of the BASIC series (“Who is God” and “We Are Church”). He has also written three children’s books – “Halfway Herbert,” “The Big Red Tractor and the Little Village” and “Ronnie Wilson’s Gift.”

“We are thrilled to host this event on our campus each year,” said WJU President Dr. John Jackson. “It encourages and motivates all who attend.”

Chan previously served as the founding pastor of Cornerstone Church in Simi Valley and is the founder of Eternity Bible College. He also sits on the board of directors of Children’s Hunger Fund and World Impact.

Currently, he is leading a church planting movement in the inner city of San Francisco and also working to launch a countrywide discipleship movement known as “Multiply.” Francis lives in Northern California with his wife, Lisa, and their five children.

Prominent prayer leaders from nine separate walks of life will also give their testimony and pray.

“It really is amazing to hear so many leaders in important positions in our region publicly declare the importance of Christ in their lives,” said Event Chair John Allard.

Tickets go on sale Monday, April 1, at Tickets to the event are $15. Sponsorships and table-host packages are also available.

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 when President Harry S. Truman signed a joint resolution of Congress into law. In 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed a law declaring that the first Thursday in May would be designated as the National Day of Prayer each year.

According to Ted Rose, the state coordinator for the National Day of Prayer Task Force, the South Placer County event is the premier prayer breakfast in California.