Houston’s own, Mia K. Wright, co-pastor and director of ministry at The Fountain of Praise, a 20,000-member megachurch, has been selected to serve as a keynote speaker at Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s 68th International Conference, which will kick-off in Houston this week. Wright will speak at the Ecumenical Worship Service on Sunday, July 10, 2018 from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Kurt Carr and The Kurt Carr Singers will be guest musical artists. The Ecumenical/Worship Service is open to the public, so attendees don’t have to be registered for the conference to attend.
“I am honored to serve my sorority sisters from all over the world at the 2018 International Conference and excited to share a message that includes the importance of serving others which, is a key focus of the sorority,” said Wright. “I believe that embedded in the spirit and psyche of every individual is the desire to break out, to improve and be better. In order to experience the change you seek, you may just have to do the unthinkable.”
The 68th Annual International Conference of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated will be held in Houston, July 6-12, 2018. Events will be held all over the city, with the main sessions and galas at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Houston was selected as the host site for the conference because of its historical significance to the Sorority. The city is home to two former International Presidents, Mattelia B. Grays and Faye B. Bryant. Grays, the sorority’s 18th president, served from 1970-1974 and was the youngest person ever elected National President. Bryant, the sorority’s 21st president, served from 1982 to 1986.