Kingwood Kiwanis Club Hosts 11th Annual Prayer Breakfast to Celebrate the National Day of Prayer – Reverend Clive Berkman to be Keynote Speaker

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The Kingwood Kiwanis Club will be hosting their annual non-denominational Prayer Breakfast at Second Baptist Church of Kingwood on Thursday, May 5, 2005. Cleve Berkman, the Evangelism Pastor at the Woodway campus of Second Baptist church, will deliver an inspiring keynote speech.

The official National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 5, 2005. The Kingwood Kiwanis Club will be hosting their annual non-denominational Prayer Breakfast at Second Baptist Church of Kingwood that day, with breakfast beginning at 7:30 AM. Cleve Berkman, the Evangelism Pastor at the Woodway campus of Second Baptist church, will deliver an inspiring keynote speech beginning at 8 AM.

The history of the National Day of Prayer actually begins in 1775, when the first Continental Congress called for the establishment of a National Day of Prayer. It was originally signed into law by President Truman in 1952, and President Ronald Regan amended the law to establish the date as the first Thursday in May in 1988. Every year, the president signs a proclamation, encouraging Americans to pray on this day.

The theme of this year’s National Day of Prayer is “God Shed His Grace On Thee” and is based on Hebrews 4:16 NIV - “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

“We invite all churches, dignitaries and the local community to come together with us for our annual Prayer Breakfast. I am sure everyone in attendance will be moved by the thoughts of our keynote speaker, Clive Berkman,” said Raymond Foster, Kingwood Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast Program Chairman.

Berkman, well known in the food and restaurant industry, was ordained in April 2004 and is currently serving as Evangelism Pastor at the Woodway campus of Second Baptist Church.

Prior to joining Second Baptist Church, Berkman was the managing director of Charley’s 517, and was responsible for hosting dinners for former President George Bush and Texas Governor George W. Bush, as well as actors and actresses, sports personalities, foreign dignitaries and local socialites through his catering company, Crème de la Crème. After a fire destroyed Charley’s 517, Berkman reopened the restaurant as an upscale grill and steak house known as Clive’s.

Berkman is a noted wine expert and has taught wine education and appreciation courses. He helped establish the University Of Houston Hilton College, has been on a number of food and wine panels, and is often called upon to host wine seminars and cooking classes throughout the country.

In July of 2001, Berkman joined the staff at Houston’s Second Baptist Church and was given the responsibility of leading their Singles and Single parent ministries. This included hosting and planning 18 weekly bible study classes and monthly outreach events. Taking advantage of his background in the food industry, he designed monthly cooking classes in which he employed food preparation and presentation to illustrate biblical truths. In 2004, he developed “Cooking with Clive” to include a dinner theater with the cooking show, which was a resounding success. Over the course of seven events, attendance for the show exceeded 2000. Berkman also presents a bi-weekly lesson to a bible study class at the church.

For more information, or to purchase tickets for this event, please contact Raymond Foster, at 281-360-6001 or Bill Skrivanek at 281-358-3178, or your local church. Reservations for tables of 8 are available for $200, and individual reservations are available for $30. Proceeds from the event will go to the Kingwood Kiwanis Club to support local youth.

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