MIDWEST CITY—The director of the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity program, as well as a church pastor will be the speakers at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast.
The prayer breakfast will be held from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, at the Reed Conference Center at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel, 5800 Will Rogers Rd.
Ann Felton Gilliland, chairman of the Habitat for Humanity organization, is one of the breakfast speakers.
Elder Clarence Hill, pastor of the Antioch Community Church in Oklahoma City, will be the other.
Under Mrs. Gilliland’s leadership, the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity organization has built as many as 50 new homes per year, placing more than 1,000 families in either new or rehabilitated homes.
In 2008, the organization added what it calls the Critical Home Repair program, which helps low-income homeowners to weatherize, repair and add handicap accessibility structures to their homes.
Today, the organization operates two two retail stores.
Mrs. Gilliland is chairman of the Task Force on Low-Income Housing of the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma.
Also, she is a member of the the Affordable Housing Advisory Council of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka.
Elder Hill is founder of the Stronger Together Movement, which works with community advocates to effect change.
He is a member of the Oklahoma Advisory Group for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Also, he is co-chairman of the Wellness Now Coalition Leadership Team of the Oklahoma County Department of Health.