Charles Billingsley, one of Christian music’s most captivating inspirational voices, will keynote the 23rd Annual Furniture Fellowship Prayer Breakfast on Friday morning, April 21, at the International Home Furnishings Center Ballroom. Billingsley is a worship leader, college instructor, father and teacher who has headlined more than 3,000 concerts and released 24 recordings as a solo artist.
As a worship leader who oversees the music ministry at Lynchburg, Virginia’s 24,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church and an artist-in-residence at the nation’s largest Christian College, Liberty University, Billingsley wants to help believers cultivate a “lifestyle of worship.”
“I’m looking forward to discussing our higher calling and purpose beyond profit margins and building a business,” Billingsley said. The Scriptural admonition to “Work at whatever you do with all your heart, as though working for the Lord and not men,” will serve as the theme of his message. “A lifestyle of worship applies to every aspect of life: to working, playing, relationships and finances. A lifestyle of worship involves the integrity of every decision and the character of every conversation. It is what we were created for,” said Billingsley, the father of teen sons Caleb and Cooper, along with wife Shae.
For the last two years, Billingsley has hosted his own nationally syndicated radio series, “Words on Worship,” broadcast on more than 300 stations and online.
Beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday April 21st, the breakfast will end promptly at 8 a.m., and will be held in the International Home Furnishings Center Ballroom on the 11th floor (club level) of the Green Wing.
Leading in music and worship at the breakfast will be HopeCity Music. The team of writers, singers, musicians and worshipers based in central North Carolina declare that their mission is “to use their talent and passion to glorify and pursue the presence of God and bring all who will join along on the journey.” The group is led by Andy Peele.
Industry professionals will present the opening and closing prayers and New Testament and Old Testament Scripture readings as well.
Cost of admission for the breakfast is $30.00 for an individual, which includes breakfast. You can purchase a table for 8 people for $240 and a half-table of 4 people for $120. Participants and companies are encouraged to be General Breakfast Sponsors, making a contribution of $100, $250, $550 or more.
Reservations for the breakfast are encouraged as soon as possible. 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 14.
More about The Furniture Fellowship Prayer Breakfast: The Furniture Fellowship prayer breakfast has been held since 1994 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.
Furniture Fellowship Board: Co-Chairman, Karen McNeill and Alan Cole; Rob Culp, Teresa Huffman, Kevin O’Connor, Kim Shaver, Kimberly Wray, Cindy Hall, Anna Jolly, Jason Blalock, Page Wilson, Reyna Moore, Will Sharp, Larry Smith, Randy Austin.
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