Former Lakers Star A.C. Green to Deliver Keynote Speech at Whittier Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on April 3rd

WHITTIER, CA. — Former Lakers star, A.C. Green, has been named the keynote speaker at the 2015 Whittier Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast to be held on April 3rd in Whittier. Green, a three-time NBA championship winner with the Los Angeles Lakers and devout Christian, will share his testimony and relationship with Jesus Christ plus his personal history with the audience, hoping to move others to be brave. Source: Whittier Daily News.

Photo shows A.C. Green speaking about Christ At Knott Avenue Christian Church April 2014

“We picked A.C., certainly for the affinity people have for him because of his very accomplished playing career with the Lakers,” said David Krake, chairman of the Prayer Breakfast Committee. “Faced with the overwhelming temptation and pressures that come from being a professional playing on the road, A.C. was devoted to living a life of integrity,” said Krake. “It may inspire people to face their challenges with a new sense of purpose.”

Watch A.C. Green speaking about his relationship with Jesus.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the prayer breakfast. It was founded in 1965 by Jack Carmichael, who is now in his late 80s and considered the event’s guiding force over the decades. In recognition of the milestone, the committee is calling in its many resources and talents to make the day special. More than 400 are expected to attend. In addition to Green, former Whittier mayors were invited to join in, as were all past participants. “We’re going to give honor to our city leaders and show them our love and support,” said Krake.

A.C. Green is a former NBA star and devout Christian who uses his position as an NBA star as a platform from which he can be heard in order to help young people. Green converted to Christianity in the town of Hermiston, Oregon, while he was still in high school. He is deeply religious and is well known for proclaiming that he began and ended his NBA career as a virgin. During his playing days, his teammates would frequently send women to tempt him to compromise his morals. Instead, Green would respond by calmly quoting scripture. Today he runs youth camps through his A.C. Green Youth Foundation promoting abstinence until marriage. In 2000, he wore a green bear on his head while on the bench during basketball games to promote his foundation.

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