The third annual DSU President’s Prayer Breakfast was held Sept. 19 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center with a diverse gathering of more than 400 people in attendance from faith communities throughout the state.
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The President's Prayer Breakfast featured a diverse group of prayer participants on the program, including 1st Lt. Jonathon Ayers, Dover Air Force Base chaplain; Rev. Maribel Zaragoza, co-pastor of Maranatha Christian Church of Dover; Bishop Doreina Miles, pastor of First Pilgrim Baptist Church of Camden, Rev. Silvester S. Beaman, pastor of Bethel AME Church in Wilmington; and Rev. Anthony Trout, pastor of The Pentecostals of Dover.
The keynote preacher was Rev. Christopher A. Bullock, pastor of Canaan Baptist Church in New Castle, who gave a rousing message on thanksgiving and praise.
Representatives of the DSU Interfaith Council – students Ashton Haynes, Lennea Davis, Clinton Williams and James Smith – spoke individually about their perspectives on the importance of faith and prayer, especially within DSU’s campus setting.
The featured music during the program was provided by the DSU Concert Choir, which sang a moving selection of three songs – gospel, spirituals and hymn – in powerful demonstration of the expansive range of ministry music. The choir was directed by Dr. Lloyd Mallory Jr., director of DSU Choral Activities.
The prelude music was provided by pianist Carlos Holmes and violinist Aundrea Wilkins.
The chairperson of the President’s Prayer Breakfast Committee was Vita Pickrum, DSU associate vice president for Development.