Each year brings changes, opportunities, and challenges to our personal lives, our communities and our nation and each year we are filled with an anticipation in selecting a Speaker who will bring an inspiring and challenging message to inform, encourage, and empower those who serve in the Leadership of San Joaquin County. This year we are proud and honored to announce a very special young man, Joshua Charles, as our keynote Speaker for the 26th Annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast.

Joshua Charles is the author of the recent bestseller Liberty’s Secrets: The Lost Wisdom of America’s Founders, co-author with Glenn Beck of the #1 New York Times best-selling book The Original Argument and the co-author of the new release God, Israel, and You: The Scandalous Story of a Faithful God.

He is also is a concert pianist, having studied Piano Performance for his undergraduate, and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. He also holds a Master of Arts in Government with a certificate in Global Politics, and is currently completing his law degree. Joshua is a Public Policy Fellow at William Jessup University, a columnist, an Israel Experience Scholar, and a member of the Council for National Policy.

Joshua frequently speaks about historical, cultural, political, and theological issues relevant to our times. He is now a writer and researcher at the Museum of the Bible, and at 28 years young, he is one of the rising articulate voices of the Millennial generation. He has spoken nationally and internationally about a host of subjects, including the ways in which the Bible has impacted human civilization.

The SJC Leadership Prayer Breakfast
For more than a quarter century, the SJC Leadership Prayer Breakfast has hosted this premier event bringing personal stories of struggles, success, and inspiration from some of our nation’s most inspiring and influential Leaders.

Our Purpose
Reflecting on our community and nation reveals how vital strong, virtuous, and ethical leadership is needed insure justice, domestic tranquility, to promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty for our posterity and ourselves in times of peace and in times of uncertainty.

As Business, Civic Leaders, Pastors, and Citizens of San Joaquin County, you are the agents of change, the problem solvers, and our community’s greatest resource. We believe God has the answer and a plan for our future and to the overwhelming challenges all communities struggle with today. Our purpose is to change the heart of the community, by helping change the heart of those in leadership. Through our speakers inspiring testimonies of faith, redemption, and restoration, we envision our community turning to God, as did our ancestors during America’s birth and in her most trying times.

Our Prayer
It is our prayer that this event and the messages delivered by our speakers, ordinary men and women who serve an extra-ordinary God, be received as a clarion call to reaffirm your faith in the overcoming power of Christ in all aspects of our lives, to serve as a reminder of the blessings HE has bestowed ourselves, our families, and on this Great Nation.

It is through this event and the spirit in which it was conceived that we would endeavor to inspire other communities to seek God’s wisdom and direction for their future as well.