About This Year's Speaker Chrystal Hurst

Chrystal Hurst

Chrystal Hurst is an energetic, life-loving woman who loves to encourage others to maximize their full potential. Chrystal firmly believes God’s promise in Jeremiah 29:11, "I know the plans that I have for you..." and she desires to help others believe and apply that truth to their lives.

Chrystal is a gifted writer, speaker, and worship leader. Being the eldest child of Dr. Tony and Lois Evans, Chrystal has been influenced greatly in the art of leadership, the technique of dynamic speaking, and the importance of loving people. Most importantly, Chrystal has been influenced by the Word of God and the difference that Jesus Christ can make in the life of an individual. As a member of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship, Chrystal assists in leading the women’s ministry and loves to help women form connections, build unity, and grow in their relationship with God. Chrystal has recently co-authored a book, Kingdom Woman, with her dad. You can also find Chrystal writing on her blog—Chrystal's Chronicles—where she poignantly reflects her thoughts about her faith and day-to-day experiences.

Most importantly, Chrystal is a dedicated wife and mom of tots, teens, and twenty-somethings. She considers herself to be the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of her household. Chrystal and her husband, Jessie reside in a small town just outside of Dallas, Texas.

Event Schedule

  • 6a.m. - Doors Open
  • 6:50a.m. - Opening Prayer & Mayoral Processional
  • 7:00a.m. - Breakfast
  • 7:30a.m. - Introduction of Mayors
  • 7:45a.m. - Guest Speaker Chrystal Hurst
  • 8:15a.m. - Closing
  • 8:30a.m. - Event Ends

Free Event

Anyone may attend the Mayor's National Day of Prayer Breakfast for free with first come, first serve seating on the Civic Arena Upper Level. Just show up on May 3rd and enter at the main Civic Arena entrance. Breakfast is not included. If you would like to have a catered breakfast and sit on the main floor of the Civic Arena, please purchase a VIP ticket.

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Since 1952, the United States Congress has recognized the power of prayer, and declared the first Thursday in May as "National Day of Prayer" to encourage citizens to pray.

As mayor, I truly believe greater things are in store for the City of St. Joseph, Missouri. In order to make wise decisions on fulfilling our community’s potential, I trust in the power of prayer.

I invite you to join me, along with fellow citizens, business and community leaders and key State Representatives, to celebrate the National Day of Prayer at the “Mayor’s National Day of Prayer Breakfast,” Thursday, May 3rd, at the St. Joseph Civic Arena.

Bill Falkner, Mayor

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 Civic Arena Public Event