Annual Prayer Breakfast


Welcome to the 19th Annual  Prayer Breakfast, an event that is designed to provide fellow believers from the local and international community opportunity for fellowship, worship, teaching and prayer. Please consider joining us for this powerful event.

Impacting Lives and Transforming Nations Through Prayer

Saturday, June 13, 2015, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm EST

New York Hilton at JFK Airport, 144-02 135th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11436

(Formerly Holiday Inn, JFK Airport)

Cost of Tickets: $40.00 Per Person


About the Guest Speaker

Bishop Joseph L. Garlington, Sr., PhD is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Church of Pittsburgh, a multiracial and cross-cultural community of more than two thousand members, which he founded with his wife, Barbara in 1971.

Guided by Bishop Garlington’s vision, Covenant Church has been a model of reconciliation and racial healing for Reconciliation Ministries International! An International Network of Churches and Ministries, Inc, for which he is the Presiding Bishop. Reconciliation Ministries spans the globe in representation with nearly a thousand congregations worldwide.

He is the president of Building United of Southwest Pennsylvania, an ecumenical coalition of bishops in the Southwestern and Western Pennsylvania corridor. Through the synergy of this partnership with local and national financial institutions, and foundations they are beginning to see genuine fruit from President Bush’s faith-based initiatives in providing home ownership for low and middle income families.

As the visionary for Covenant Church, he launched an outreach to recover an abandoned school in Wilkinsburg, PA, that is now known as Hosanna House Community Center, which has become a world class model for creative partnerships with government, business, foundations and the church. This and other numerous outreaches to the local and international community have positioned Covenant Church as a recognized leader in the faith-based community.

Bishop Garlington is an accomplished musician, and recording artist, author and scholar, whose work touches thousands through radio and TV, through his weekly television broadcast, Something Fresh, through national and international conferences, through albums, books and articles. He is internationally recognized in the religious community for his work and ministry in many churches in South Africa since 1979.

His preaching and teaching ministry, known for its humor and deep insight, has made him a popular speaker at many national conferences such as Promise Keepers, the international men’s movement, where he regularly addressed tens of thousands of men. Bishop Garlington regularly consults for pastors, churches and organizations that are eager to develop similar models of racial reconciliation and healing.

He is married to Pastor Barbara Williams Garlington, and together they share responsibility for seven children, thirteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter.


More About the Annual Prayer Breakfast

2005 Breakfast Participants

2005 Prayer Breakfast Participants

The International Prayer Breakfast was inaugerated on the second Saturday of July, 1997 at the United Methodist Church Hall on Avenue D in Brooklyn, New York. The event attracted approximately 120 persons primarily of Caribbean descent from various denominations from New York City and Long Island. Since 1998 the event has been held annually at the Holiday Inn, JFK Airport, on the third Saturday of June attracting approximately 400 persons from various denominations from the US and the Caribbean. Guest speakers over the years have included a number of prominent Christian leaders such as Rev. Jacqueline McCullough, Bishop Joseph Garlington, Dr. Myles Munroe, Dr. David Ireland and Rev. Jim Cymbala of the Brooklyn Tabernacle. The prayer Breakfast has inspired and helped to give birth to such project as the Jamaican Diaspora Day of Prayer and FasTing, a program that facilitates and provides an opportunity on August 1 each year for pastors and Christians from the Jamaican Diaspora in the United States to fast and pray for revival in Jamaica. The project also provides financial support each year to a Jamaican charity involved with crime prevention programs among young Jamaican males through mentoring and other social intervention programs.


The Prayer Breakfast aims to:

* provide an opportunity for the gathering of individuals, including pastors and leaders, from the local and international Christian community for fellowship, worship, teaching and prayer centered around the ministry’s central mission of promoting global revival;

* provide a public forum for problems, concerns and other matters of importance to the church, the State and the international community to be shared for individual and corporate prayer and action;

* offer an opportunity to participate in a session of corporate prayer and to receive prayer concerning your personal needs.

Who should attend?

. Intercessors

. Prayer Warriors

. Pastors

. Leaders

. Students

. Members of the general public

Why You Should Attend?

Seize this important opportunity to participate in a a life transforming event that will enable you to help make a difference to your local church, community, the nation and the world. You will have the opportunity to

. participate in and experience powerful and inspiring praise and worship led by anointed and gifted musicians;

. hear reports on issues of critical importance to the church nation and the world and participate in a powerful session of corporate prayer concerning the issues;

. be personally inspired and challenged through powerful and effective preaching and teaching by an experienced and anointed minister of the Gospel.


Further Information

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