Former Eagles tailback bringing inspirational message to Sussex County Prayer Breakfast

GEORGETOWN – This year’s Sussex County Prayer Breakfast has hit pioneering pay-dirt.

Dr. Rev. Herb Lusk, former Philadelphia Eagles tailback who currently serves as the NFL team’s chaplain, will deliver his inspirational message at the 2015 prayer breakfast, set for Tuesday, June 9 at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown.

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Dr. Rev. Herb Lusk, former Philadelphia Eagles tailback who currently serves as the NFL team’s chaplain, will deliver his inspirational message at the 2015 Sussex County Prayer Breakfast.

Pastor Lusk, coined the “Praying Tail Back” during his three-year tenure with the Eagles for his signature drop to one knee and quick prayer after each of his touchdowns, was recognized in two documentaries by ESPN and NFL Films as the first NFL player to kneel and pray after scoring.

When asked what he was doing his reply was, “I was just giving thanks!”

Pastor Lusk left the team voluntarily at an early age at God’s leading because he wanted to enter the ministry and do everything he could for those living in poverty in North Central Philadelphia.

Pastor Lusk has been Senior Pastor of the Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia since 1982, and founder and CEO of its community outreach nonprofit organization People for People, Inc., since 1989.

Pastor Lusk, 62, was drafted by the Eagles in the 10th round of the 1976 NFL Draft.

The Sussex County Prayer Breakfast is held each year to bring citizens and community leaders together to pray for our county and be inspired with a morning of music, ministry, and personal reflection.

Ticket sales and community sponsorships from individuals, organizations, and businesses help support this annual event. Former County Councilman Dale Dukes is again volunteering his time to coordinate the event.

Tickets are available at www.SussexPrayerBreakfast.com for $20 each or $150 for a table of 8.

Breakfast begins at 6:45 a.m. at Crossroad Community Church, located on State Forest Road west of Georgetown.

The ministry and music portion of the program will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.

For more info contact Kolby Dukes at 875-7551.

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