The Crowell School of Business at Biola University is pleased to be a co-host with the LA Union Rescue Mission on the 46th Annual Los Angeles Mayor's Prayer Breakfast to be held Saturday, February 23, 8 AM, Westin Bonaventure.  

Dr. Barry Corey, 8th president of Biola University and the author of Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue, will be the Keynote Speaker. 

To gain a perspective of the prayer breakfast’s rich history, watch this short video clip prepared by Union Rescue Mission CEO Andy Bales.

Both the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (Biola) and the LA Union Rescue Mission were founded by LA businessman Lyman Stewart (1840–1923), also the founder of Union Oil Company of California, some 100+ years ago. Stewart recognized the pivotal role Los Angeles would play in the Pacific Rim and globally.  He said, "Let it be our hope and prayer that from this place shall radiate streams of influence which will be a blessing not only to the multitudes around us but also to the darkest places of the earth.”

"Since Biola University's founding by Lyman Stewart, prayer for the flourishing of this city and its leaders have been central to our mission.  We are privileged to join again with LA civic, business, and religious leaders to fellowship together, pray for our city, and to commit ourselves to redemptive action that benefits all Angelenos." Gary Lindblad, Ed.D., Dean, Crowell School of Business, Biola University

This year, the Crowell School of Business established the Los Angeles Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Mobilization Team — consisting of Biola students from China, Guatemala, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, South Korea, and the USA. Just as Los Angeles is a multicultural power center globally, Biola University (founded in Los Angeles) is a multicultural community of the finest Christian students, with an authentic heart for Christ and service.

As part of this year’s event, the  Los Angeles Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Mobilization Team is organizing two post events: 1) A meeting and site visit with Brit Gilmore, president of The Giving Keys; and 2) A meeting and site visit with Andy Bales, CEO, LA Union Rescue Mission. The 2019 Theme is: Come Spend the Day in LA.

Special music will be provided by Biola Worship students, Brenna Ginter and Angel Ramirez, Jr.  

The LA Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Mobilization Team consists of Biola students: 

Betselot Amanuel
Business Administration, 2020 

Kelly Campbell
Business Administration, Marketing / Management, 2019

Seongmin Choi
Business Administration, Marketing / Management, 2019
South Korea

Grace Kadiman
Journalism with an emphasis in cross-cultural media, December 2019

Ashley Moschetti
Business Administration, 2019
Co-Founder of Biola Entrepreneurship Society

Almesha Oldham
Intercultural Studies / International Development, 2020

Caleb Strauss
Business Administration, Marketing; Minor, Sociology, 2020

Melissa Sugeng
Philosophy, Business Administration, 2019

Sampson Sule
Communications, Alumnus, 2018

Clarissa Tanoesoedibjo
MBA 2020

Zihao Wang
Business Administration, Marketing / Management, 2019

Christina Yergat
Business Administration, Marketing, 2019

Esther Yuwono
Business Administration, 2020

Nethanya Zapata
Business Administration, Analytics, 2021

And here are some student quotes — to gain a glimpse into their hearts:

"Reconciliation, Beauty, & Hope are a few words that come to my mind when I think about the City. I’m excited to be on the Mobilization Team and to attend the event for this year's Annual L.A Mayor's Prayer Breakfast because I have a huge heart and passion for the City. I see the city as a Place that is just waiting to be a catalyst for change. L.A is painted with a myriad of different colors with people who come from many different walks and ways of life. To be able to be In a space surrounded by the City’s leaders who also hold this same passion and this same burden to want to see transformation and redemption take place, in an environment where yes there are many joys, but also many hardships is a beautiful thing to me, I am honored to be able to serve in this space.”Almesha Oldham, Intercultural Studies / International Development, 2020, USA

"I am excited to share the chance to connect with some of the spiritual and economic leaders in LA as we lift up the future of the city and it's leadership to God.” Caleb Strauss, Business Administration, Marketing; Minor, Sociology, 2020, Kazakhstan

"I am excited to be on the team as I enjoy supporting events like these as I feel that it’s important that Prayer Breakfast events should continue due to the direction that our country is going. Our country needs all the prayer that it can get and having this set-aside time to do so is fantastic. I’m grateful to be included to be part of this opportunity as this will be a special event.” Kelly Campbell, Business Administration, Marketing / Management, 2019, US

Please join us for the Prayer Breakfast.

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"I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." 1  Timothy 2:1-2