2019 Corporate Sponsors

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Sam Davis of KC shelter insurance logo

KC Nexus 5 group logo

Aeris Insurance Solutions logo

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KC central bank logo

Gary & Arlene Krings

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John Kliewer of KC bacon financial logo

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KC Sponsor Security Bank logo

UBN logo

o'donnell construction logo

Jacob Swisher of Primerica logo

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crossfirst bank

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Past speakers

*Click on name to listen to their presentation

2019 - Tass Saada

2018 - Harold Finch*

2017 - Michael Franzese*

2016 - Dayton Moore*

2015 - Dan Mears*

2014 - Mark Whitaker*

2013 - Pat McCown*

2012 - Brian Holman*

2011 - Pam Morgan*

2010 - Karen Kornacki

2009 - Goran Hunyak

2008 - Brian Bannister

2007 - Brig Sorber

2006 - Dr Bernard Franklin

2005 - Robert Rogers

2004 - Gracia Burnham

2003 - Jerry Molnar

2002 - Richard Fenstermacher

2001 - Carol Kent

2000 - Charles Jones

1999 - Tom Osborne

1998 - Ted Sprague

1997 - Albert Diepeveen

wide shot of group at past OPMPB

The 2020 Overland Park Mayor's Prayer Breakfast date and location have been announced.

Overland Park Marriott Hotel, 108th & Metcalf

Thursday, April 23, 2020 

Remember to check back for registration and speaker details, and complete our Contact Us page to stay informed on upcoming events so you don't miss next year's Breakfast.

Special thanks to Matt Totsch of roadmapdesigns.com for video sponsorship and videography

The 2020 speaker has not been announced yet. Thank you to our 2019 guest speaker, Taysir Abu Saada (Tass), Founder, Author, and International Speaker.

About 2019 Speaker 

Tass is the founder of Christian Ministry Hope for Ishmael and Seeds of Hope. He authored the books, Once an Arafat Man, the true story of how a PLO sniper found a new life, and The Mind of Terror. At the center of all he does is his passion to see the message of peace and reconciliation not only for the Middle East but for the whole world.

Once an Arafat Man book cover

Tass and his wife, Karen have been taking the message of peace to the people Tass was raised to hate (the Jews) and to the brethren he was willing to die for as a PLO under Arafat (the Muslims). They have returned from the Holy Land to the U.S. to assist churches in reaching out to their Muslim neighbors in love and to work on creating opportunities for peace in the Middle East.



History of the Mayor's Prayer Events

In 1973, Homer Anderson (the man Homer’s Coffee House is named in honor of) proposed a plan to begin Mayor’s Prayer Breakfasts in cities throughout Kansas and Missouri. Homer visited with mayors throughout the region and asked them to let Kansas City CBMC sponsor Annual Mayor Prayer Breakfasts in their cities.


Over the next few years many such events were begun. Other CBMC areas followed our lead and began Mayor’s Prayer Breakfasts as well. Nationally, CBMC sponsors Mayor’s Prayer Breakfasts in St Louis, Houston, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Los Angeles, and many other cities.


The purpose, then as now, was to present the claims of Jesus Christ to the business and professional community in a non-threatening and open environment. The guidelines were that there would be no mention of political parties or denominations. We would discourage politicians and clergy from speaking and the main speakers would be business people or athletes who had had a significant encounter with Christ.



The Overland Park Mayor's Prayer Breakfast Committee is


Tom Van Dyke (Chairman)

Honorable Mayor Carl Gerlach

Gary Tenpenny (CBMC/Treasurer)

Sheryl Block - Security Bank (Reservations and Ticket Coordinator)

Rick Boxx (Speaker relations)

Roscoe Halsey

Eric Schroeder  - Crossfirst Bank

Gary Krings

Jacob Swisher

Tim Holverson - Overland Park Chamber of Commerce