Large crowd gathers at Sussex County Prayer Breakfast

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Pastor Herb Lusk speaks at the Sussex County Prayer Breakfast held at Crossroad Community Church in Georgetown. (Special to the Sussex County Post).

GEORGETOWN – Reverend Dr. Herb Lusk, former Eagles tailback and current chaplain of the Philadelphia Eagles, spoke to a large crowd at the Sussex County Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, June 9.

Pastor Lusk is also the senior pastor of Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia with a weekly attendance over 2,000 people.

Pastor Lusk, who gained notoriety in the NFL as the first player to kneel to say a prayer after scoring a touchdown, shared an inspiring message to not be apprehensive or ashamed of our faith as leaders in our county, but to “let it loose and stand up for Jesus!”

Kevin Pearce, retired police officer, shared his talents as he sang the national anthem and several other uplifting songs.

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 again volunteered his time to coordinate the event.

To watch the Sussex County Prayer Breakfast online or sign up for the 2016 guest list, visit


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