LINCOLN — A retired Logan County Correctional Center chaplain will be the guest speaker at the seventh annual Joyce Kinzie/Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at Lincoln College.
The event will take place Monday, Jan. 19, at the college's Davidson-Sheffer Gymnasium, with doors opening at 7 a.m. and the program beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The Rev. Henry Johnson was chaplain at the prison for 28 years and is an elder at Jefferson Street Christian Church. His remarks will focus on strength to love, particularly loving one's enemies, based on King's 1963 book, “Strength to Love.”
Johnson said he has been influenced by King's writing as well as his many years of pastoral work and personal experience.
Tickets are $10 and proceeds benefit the MLK Minority Student Endowed Scholarship that is awarded each year to minority students from Logan County attending Lincoln College on the Lincoln campus.
The scholarship was co-founded in 2009 by the Rev. Glenn Sheldon and Lincoln businesswoman Joyce Kinzie, who died the following year.
This year's recipient, Rhiniqua Carter, also will speak. Also planned are a buffet breakfast and entertainment.
Reservations can be made by calling Cynthia Kelley at 217-732-7219. Seating is limited.