At Midwest City prayer breakfast, FBI agent talks about Martin Luther King Jr.'s influence
James Finch, FBI special agent in charge for the Oklahoma City Division, was among guest speakers at Midwest City's 16th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day prayer breakfast Monday at the Reed Conference Center.
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Music and prayers from several metro-area clergy leaders were interspersed throughout the event. The theme was “The Wisdom of Peace.”
The Rev. Puong Ong Lau, with the Edmond Chinese International United Methodist Church, spoke of King's legacy — his leadership during the civil rights movement and his teachings of nonviolence.
“We are all children of the most high God, and we are to treat each other that way, the way Dr. King taught us to live among each other,” Lau said in his prayer.
The Rev. Charles Richmond, with Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, also led a prayer.
“We ask that you help us, O God, to fulfill the dreams of this great man, for Lord, there are great works among your people today,” he said.
Meanwhile, the breakfast committee presented its Clara Luper Community Service Award to the Rev. George E. Young Sr., pastor of Holy Temple Baptist Church.
The Rev. Thelma Chambers-Young accepted the award on her husband's behalf.
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