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 CEEM-IE.com.
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’..