You're Invited!

You are invited to the 2017 Missouri Governor's Prayer Breakfast to be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 7:10 A.M. at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri. Our speaker will be Pastor Randy Gariss. Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon and the 2017 Missouri Governor's Prayer Breakfast Committee look to forward to seeing you there! The cost is $35.00 per seat or $350.00 for a table of ten. You can reserve your tickets here or for additional information call (573) 751-0290.

2017 Missouri Governor's Prayer Breakfast Committee

Replay 2016 Missouri Governor's Prayer Breakfast

Our Guest Speaker

Randy Gariss is the Director of the Life and Ministry Preparation Center for Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Mo. This role allows he and his wife to coach, mentor, and stand beside college students processing their life formation, education, and first church ministries.

Previously, for 33 years, Randy had been the preaching minister of the College Heights Christian Church in Joplin; a congregation with an extensive ministry with the poor and in helping to plant the church in restricted or closed areas around the world.

College Heights played a significant role following the Joplin tornado. Randy served as the host of the national broadcast of the Memorial Service that included President Obama and Gov. Nixon.

Randy often speaks nationally and globally on issues of leadership and justice, and is a frequent speaker on college campuses. He is a contributing editor for The Christian Standard magazine, and currently serves on the Joplin Habitat for Humanity board. His greatest passion, in his own words, is simply to be a Christ-follower.

Randy and his wife, Julie, have been married for 41 years and have three children and eight grandchildren. His bio notes with humor that as a hobby, he makes custom furniture and forces it upon his family.


Randy Gariss


Capitol Plaza Hotel

For more information about the Capitol Plaza Hotel & Convention Center in Jefferson City, Missouri click here.