Chick-Fil-A’s Lifeshape CEO Larry Cox will keynote the 24th Annual Furniture Fellowship Prayer Breakfast, April 13, 7am-8am in the ballroom of the International Home Furnishings Center, located on the eleventh floor, (club level) of the Green Wing.
Larry Cox has served in leadership roles with three of Chick-Fil-A’s philanthropic organizations since 2005, and currently heads Lifeshape, which offers service and mission opportunities around the world and in local communities for Chick-Fil-A’s corporate employees and owner-operators. Chick-Fil-A’s philanthropic organizations give employees an opportunity to live out the company’s passion for service, which in turn energizes the business enterprise, Cox said. “We’re about engaging and developing people, and making our business relationships transformative, and not just transactional.”
The local High Point Chick-Fil-A will provide chicken breakfast minis and the famous “Eat More Chicken” cow will be on hand to greet guests and offer photo opportunities.
Leading in music and worship at the breakfast will be HopeCity Music, a team of writers, singers, musicians and worshipers based in central North Carolina and led by Andy Peele.
In a special tribute, past Furniture Fellowship Chairmen Randy Austin, Rob Culp and Kevin O’Connor will be recognized for their profound service to the mission of the prayer breakfast, as they will be retiring from the Furniture Fellowship Board. Austin is a former top executive with Drexel Heritage and Hickory White; Culp founded Culp Inc. with his father and currently serves as Chairman, and O’Connor is a former top executive with Samson Marketing, and past chairman of the High Point Market Authority and City of Hope.
The breakfast is $30 per ticket; table of four is $120 and a table of eight is $240. Participants and companies are encouraged to be General Breakfast Sponsors, making a contribution of $100, $250, $550 or more.
For online reservations and payment, please visit www.furniturefellowshipbreakfast.com. You may also register by contacting Teresa Huffman of Culp. Inc. at TAHuffman@culp.com or 336.888-6281 by April 9.
The Furniture Fellowship prayer breakfast has been held since 1993 at the opening of the spring international High Point Market. Sponsored by the Furniture Fellowship board, the breakfast is modeled after the National Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. and is intended to provide an atmosphere for fellowship, worship and prayer and an opportunity to pause collectively as an industry at the beginning of the High Point Market to thank and honor God.