Inland Empire 18th Annual Pastors Breakfast, & Cooperative Economic Empowerment Movement

By John Coleman

SAN BERNARDINO, CA  Bayless Conley, Pastor of Cottonwood Church of Los Alamitos, CA  served as Keynote Speaker for the 18th Annual I E Pastors Breakfast , at the National Show Event Center, April 7, 2018.

Former Assembly Member, Cheryl Brown,  Board of Supervisors Member, Josie Gonzales,  &  City of Fontana  Mayor, Acquanetta Warren  were among a number of dignitaries on stage to receive the “18th Annual Pastors Prayer Breakfast ‘Spirit of Excellence Award'”.

Pastor Devo & Mrs Donna Martin served as Master of Ceremonies. The following are the awardees: Minister Al Hollingsworth, accompanied by Mrs Hollingsworth,  received special Recognition & Commendation Kiana Webb, in the absence of her father, Reggie Webb leader of the McDonalds Corporation-Black McDonalds Franchise Owners Association, who was out of State on business, reported on the progress of the ‘Inland Empire Cooperative Economic Empowerment  Movement’, (CEEM),  a Black community business-ownership movement in the I E.  She invited Black churches to learn more about CEEM at

The Pastors Prayer Breakfast was a large & well attended  event that included churches & congregations from surrounding counties, & travel of over 100 miles for some. The Ecclesia Church ‘Worship Team opened the program.  Keynote Speaker, Pastor Conley, empathized unity despite difference in his remarks . He ended by inviting the attendees to come together with people seated nearby,  in ‘prayer circles’..

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