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Sam Haskell to lead annual Mayor's Prayer Luncheon

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The annual Mission Mississippi Mayor's Prayer Luncheon will be on Thursday, April 24.

The event will take place at the Jackson Convention Complex from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm. 

Mission Mississippi say its annual Mayors' Prayer Luncheon is just one example of advancing the important work it does by bringing our communities together across racial and denominational lines to intentionally pray for the mayors, elected municipal officials, county officials, counties and cities. 

Neddie Winters, President of Mission Mississippi, stated, "This event is a continuation of our efforts to keep Mississippi Glowing for Christ.  Sometimes we forget that the city and county officials are on the front line helping to make things happen and working hard to improve our communities.  Please join us for this portion of the journey to pray for them!"

Mission Mississippi announced that this year Sam Haskell will be the guest speaker at the Mayor's Prayer Luncheon. 

According to the organization, in 2007, Television Week Magazine named Sam Haskell, III "One of the 25 Most Innovative and Influential People in Television of the Last 25 Years," an honor he shared with Bill Cosby, Ted Turner, Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, Walter Cronkite and other television legends. He earned his ranking among the industry's best through his 27-year career at the renowned William Morris Agency where he was one of the most powerful agents and dealmakers in the business.

Haskell is from Amory, Miss. He moved to Los Angeles in 1978 and fought his way into the William Morris Agency mailroom. 

In 1990, he became the Agency's youngest Senior Vice-President, and in 1994, was elevated to the position of West Coast Head of Television. In 1997 he was named Executive Vice President and a member of the WMA Board of Directors, and, in 1999, he was appointed to the esteemed position of Worldwide Head of Television.

Haskell also serves as Chairman and CEO of the Miss America Organization and Executive Producer of the past 6 Miss America Pageant telecasts on ABC. 

Haskell is married to his college sweetheart, Mary Donnelly Haskell, a former Miss. Mississippi. Mary will offer the special music portion of the Mayor's Prayer Luncheon joined by the One Church Praise Band. 

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