Griffith to speak at prayer breakfast

Dave Griffith

Dave Griffith

Dave Griffith has invested his personal faith into community service and leadership.

He will share his story at the Mayor and Presiding Commissioner’s National Day of Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday at the Truman Hotel and Conference Center.

At the Community of Christ Church, Griffith is a high priest. Currently, he is the missionary coordinator for the Gateway Mission Center. Locally, he served as pastor for seven years and counselor to the pastor three years.

Griffith is the executive director of the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter. Prior to that, he worked more than 20 years at KRCG-TV, plus several years at the Mike Kehoe Auto Group and the Missouri Department of Revenue.

In the community, Griffith has served as the 5th Ward city councilman two years, vice chairman of the Cable Quality Control Commission, chairman and publicity chairman for Relay for Life, chairman of the American Heart Association Heart Ball Committee, board chairman of Easter Seals, and president of Kiwanis.

Griffith served in the U.S. Army’s 8th Special Forces Group August 1967-May 1970, specializing in communications, language and weapons.

He and his wife, Leigh, have been married nearly 40 years and have two children and five grandchildren.

The National Day of Prayer was designated by Congress in 1952.

The breakfast is organized by the local task force. The Missouri National Day of Prayer Task Force will host a prayer time at noon on the Capitol south steps.

Students at several public schools will hold prayer rallies at their respective building flag poles prior to the school day, too.

The theme for the 62nd National Day of prayer is “Pray for America,” based on Matthew 12:21: “In his name, the nations will put their hope.”

The day also falls in the middle of a 40-day fast being observed by believers statewide on behalf of Missouri legislators. Prayer walking around the Capitol will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, and the fast will conclude May 17, along with the end of the legislative session.

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