The Jackson County Ministerial Alliance, Altus Air Force Base Chapel, and the Altus Chamber of Commerce are hosting the seventh annual Jackson County Oklahoma Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 5 from 6 to 7:30 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Tickets will be available for $15. Businesses, churches and civic organizations interested in helping sponsor the breakfast may purchase a table of eight for $120 for their employees and guests. The breakfast is designed to be a forum for political, social and business leaders of the county to assemble together and build relationships which might not otherwise be possible. Kirk Humphreys, an Oklahoma City businessman, will be the keynote speaker. Tickets can be purchased at the Altus Chamber of Commerce office on West Commerce
Kirk Humphreys spent 17 years building a family-owned distribution company which served leading retailers nationwide. Since 1989 Kirk has been active in real estate development and investment. In 2012 he founded The Humphreys Fund, a $200-million private equity fund with real estate investments in 13 states.
Humphreys was elected Mayor of Oklahoma City in 1998 and re-elected in 2002. Under his leadership, the city completed the historic MAPS Projects, a $360 million public investment which has led to more than $4 billion of new investment in the city’s downtown. Kirk also led the effort that became MAPS for Kids, a sweeping $700 million revitalization of the city’s public schools. He still keeps his hand in politics as co-host of News Channel 4’s Flash Point.
Kirk is a director of OGE Energy Corp., a member of The University of Oklahoma Board of Regents and a trustee of the Urban Land Institute, in addition to serving on the boards of several other community organizations.
In addition to the prayer breakfast the Jackson County Ministerial Alliance will host a Community prayer meeting at the Altus City Hall Council Chambers during the noon hour. This prayer meeting will be a focused time of prayer for local and national government leaders. A light meal will be provided for those attending. The Altus business and faith community are invited and encouraged to attend these events.
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