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“Rediscovering Our Faith”

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SteveWiggins_2016Rediscovering Our Faith” will be the theme for the  2018 Livonia Community Prayer Breakfast. Presenting this topic through message and music will be Steve Wiggins.

Steve Wiggins is on staff with Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee as Contemporary Worship Pastor. He also founded and runs the Living Room Study, a Bible study group, using a chapter-a-day approach to learning the bible. It also incorporates weekly music and teaching events in public coffeehouses.

Steve was also the lead singer of Big Tent Revival a Christian Rock band that formed in 1991, toured extensively, disbanded in 2000, and reformed in 2012. They were featured at the MI0000368186Harvest Crusades. Their most popular songs were “Two Sets of Jones'”, “Choose Life”, and “What Would Jesus Do?”

The Livonia Community Prayer Breakfast will be held at Burton Manor in Livonia on May 3, 2018 at 7 a.m. Tickets will be available soon.

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Jason Hanson, legendary Kicker for the Detroit Lions, speaker for 2017!

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Jason Hanson, retired Detroit Lions Kicker, will be speaking at the 43rd annual Livonia Community Prayer Breakfast, order your tickets today! Click Here for Ticket Information.

When: Thursday, May 4, 2017 7 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Doors open at 6:15 a.m.
Where: Burton Manor Banquet and Conference Center
27777 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia

Jason Hanson retired in 2012 from the Detroit Lions after 0a6498af0ed71f38a21ded85ea008ac2completing one of the most historical careers in NFL history, spanning 21 seasons as one of the league’s most productive kickers. He ranks first in almost every statistical category for a place kicker in Lions’ history with records that include field goals made (495), and points scored (2,150).  He is the 4th all-time highest scorer in NFL history and holds the NFL record for most games played with one team (327), becoming the first player in NFL history to play 300 risenmagazine_2014summer_jasonhanson_01games with one franchise.  When Jason retired he held the NFL record for most 40-yard field goals (188) and for most 50-yard field goals (52).

Jason is an active speaker in the Christian community and helped establish Providence Youth Outreach, which helped at risk youth in Pontiac, Michigan.  He is married to Kathleen, and they have three children:  Ryan, Jessica, and Luke.

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Dr. John Arthur Nunes will be the speaker for the 41st annual Livonia Community Prayer Breakfast!

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Dr. Nunes will be speaking on the theme, “Re-Imagining Yourself as a Peacemaker.” Order your tickets today! Click Here for Ticket Information.

When: Thursday, May 7 2015 7 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Doors open at 6:15 a.m.
Where: St. Mary’s Cultural Center
18100 Merriman Road, Livonia

Dr. Nunes is the Emil and Elfriede Jochum Chair at Valparaiso University, a professorship supporting the study of Christian values in public and professional life.

From 2007 to 2013, John was the President and CEO of Lutheran World Relief where he led staff in 17 countries working with communities that were working their way out of poverty.  Prior to LWR, he taught at Concordia University Chicago and served in inner city settings in Detroit and Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Nunes received a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia College in Ann Arbor, MI; a Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada; and both a Master of Theology and a Doctor of Philosophy with an emphasis in postcolonial identity from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.  He has also received honorary doctorates from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, and Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  At Valparaiso, he is affiliated with Christ College –the honors college of the University; Campus Ministries; and the Departments of English, Theology, and International Studies.

Dr. Nunes is the author of “Voices from the City: Issues and Images of Urban Preaching” and, with his wife Monique Nunes, “Little Things Make Big Differences: A Story about Malaria.”  With Mary Joy Philip and Charlie Collier, he edited and contributed to the recently released, “Churrasco: A Theological Feast in Honor of Vitor Westhelle.”

John considers himself a recovering Scrabble-holic and is a lover of poetry and music.  His wife, Monique, is the Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Programs at Valparaison University and they together are the parents of six grown children and an expanding entourage of grandchildren.