2017 Speaker

The 2017 Bowling Green Prayer Breakfast is Thursday, May 4. Doors open and breakfast begins at 6:30 am. Program begins at 7:00 am. The program will be held at the National Corvette Museum Conference Center.

Advanced reservations are requested by April 28, 2017 for the Prayer Breakfast.

Lt Gov. Jenean Hampton

Jenean Hampton was born in 1958 in inner-city Detroit, into a financially humble household. Despite watching her mother struggle to raise four girls, Jenean knew she was blessed to live in a nation where people could rise from poverty. Her mother demonstrated by example the value of hard work, and Jenean worked in banking and automotive industries to raise money for college.

After earning an Industrial Engineering degree in 1985, Jenean joined the U.S. Air Force as a computer systems officer, writing computer code and testing software. Her seven years of military service included a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. After her military service, Jenean began a 19-year career in the corrugated packaging industry. She started as a crew supervisor on the production floor and was soon promoted, rising to plant manager. While working full time, Jenean earned an MBA from the University of Rochester, and moved to Bowling Green where she continued her career in the corrugated packing industry.

In 2015, she was inducted into the Kentucky Veterans Hall of Fame in recognition of both her military service to the nation and general community service during her post-military career.

Jenean is married to retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Dr. Doyle Isaak. They reside in Bowling Green, where she is active in the community and in political/civic arenas. She is a member of many local organizations including American Legion Post 23, the Civil Air Patrol, and the Bowling Green Women’s Club. On November 3, 2015, Jenean was elected Lt. Governor of Kentucky and became the first African-American to hold statewide office.

Past Speakers

2016 Jeff Brohm, WKU Football Head Coach

2015 Brandon Doughty (WKU Football, Quarterback) and Shea Lunsford Mahoney (Former Lady Topper)
2012 Colonel Paul Longgrear
2011 Cameron Mills, former UK basketball standout
2010 (held Jan. 2011) Gayle Erwin
2009 Lt. Col. (Ret.) Brian Birdwell
2008 Barbara Cameron, Image Development
2007 Joe Hurston, Air Mobile Ministries
2006 David Grizzle, Continental Airlines
2005 Tim Philpot, former Kentucky State Senator
2004 Tim Riley, Basketball coach at Warren Central High School
2003 Keith Wheeler, World-Wide Evangelist
2002 Cecil Flowe, Head Football Coach, Parkview H.S., Georgia
2001 Mike Rogers, Businessman and Author
2000 Russell O’Quinn, World-renown test fighter pilot
1999 Mac McNair, Decorated War Hero
1998 Dave Frost, Former Major League Baseball Pitcher
1997 Joe Foss, Featured in The Greatest Generation, book
1996 Don Hodel, Secretary of the Interior, Reagan Administration
1995 Doug Mazza, CFO, Hyundai Corporation
1994 Bill Armstrong, US Senator, Colorado
1993 Adolph Coors IV, Great Grandson to founder of Coors Brewery