Mars Hill University Gospel Choir To Sing at MLK Prayer Breakfast

The Gospel Choir from Mars Hill University has been selected as the special musical guests for the 37th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast in Asheville. The breakfast will be held Saturday, January 13, 2018, at 8:30 a.m., at the Crowne Plaza Resort.

The Gospel Choir is a student-led ensemble which presents music at campus events, area churches, and other local events, including the 2017 Spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Awards in Asheville.

Alaysia Black Hackett, MHU’s director of diversity and multicultural affairs, said, “We are delighted to have been chosen to make our mark in history and represent Mars Hill University for this year’s annual MLK Prayer Breakfast. At our predominantly white institution, our gospel choir represents Dr. King’s belief of how we should bridge cultures to demonstrate a powerful stand for unity. MHU’s Gospel Choir is honored to be part of that unity.”

Keynote speaker for this year’s breakfast is Mars Hill alumna Oralene Graves Simmons, who founded the prayer breakfast in 1982 when she was director of the Montford Community Center.