A MORNING OF HOPE
In 2008, the first HopeWorks Breakfast was held as an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of the year .
SInce then, the Morning of Hope has become a tradition that is anticipated by the staff and supporters of HopeWorks. It continues as a gathering where the gains of the year are commended, and the hopes for the future are proclaimed. As one of our largest fundraising initiatives of the year, the money raised contributes to the sustainability of the programs that are making a difference in Memphis; the programs that are giving hope and a job to the segments of our community that are striving to overcome generational poverty and consequences of unfortunate decisions.
And this year’s breakfast may have very well surpassed the ones of the past! Video and photos coming soon.
FEATURED SPEAKER, SINGER
Born the son of a preacher, Danny Cosby grew up in the church, singing and participating in music from a very young age. At 18 Danny started singing in rock bands and he also started experimenting with drugs. By 23 he was in the lowest of his addiction, “speedballing” heroin and meth, stealing to finance his addiction. He found himself strung out, broke, homeless and walking the streets of Memphis. He wound up in a homeless shelter where he re-dedicated his life back to the Lord. It wasn’t long after, his stint as a thief caught up with him and he was arrested. Danny served a total of 4 years in prison, (2 in Tennessee and 2 in Mississippi).
While in prison Danny sang in the worship band and helped bring many men to the Lord, including gang members. Today, Danny sings in some of the largest churches in the Mid-South and he goes in prisons, homeless shelters, sober-living houses, support groups, churches and schools preaching the Gospel, singing and giving his testimony. Danny has signed with Garry Goin and Grapevine Square Records and his debut CD Bunk 51 is a biography of his life after he found Christ again. Danny has been all over North America singing with such Christian Music giants such as Third Day, Tenth Avenue North, For King and Country, Sidewalk Prophets, Building 429 and Reba McEntire! He is a member of the Hope Church Worship team and he lives in a suburb of Memphis with his wife and “bonus son”.