Good Friday Breakfast

Sharing Hope with our Neighbors

The Good Friday Breakfast is a blessing to the Portland and Vancouver community from the YMCA of Columbia-Willamette, our event founder Open Arms International and our many sponsors. We spend the morning centered on prayer, encouragement and reflection. The breakfast draws in business and community leaders from the Portland and Vancouver metro area to recognize and celebrate the significance of Good Friday and our Christian heritage.

2019 Keynote Speaker  |  John O'Leary

Guest speaker John O'Leary

John O'Leary lived through worse than most can imagine. At age nine, a fire exploded and burned 100 percent of his body, and he was given a one-percent chance to live—he fought extraordinary odds to survive.

John will share his lessons of a life inspired, and sparks will leap to renew you with hope, purpose, perspective, faith and love. Those sparks will remind you that one person, one action, one word, does indeed make a difference. Sparks liberate you from excuses, destructive cynicism, limiting beliefs, broken relationships and lousy results. 

What he knows for certain is you can't always choose the path you walk in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk.

Together, we'll stay on fire.

Learn more about John O'Leary. 


2019 News Coverage

Read more about the breakfast at Portland Society Page.

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in partnering with us? See our sponsorship opportunities.

Our 2019 Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who are helping us make an impact in the Portland and Vancouver community.

What are people saying about Good Friday Breakfast?

  • What a powerful message and messenger! I felt blessed to witness the love for Jesus Christ.
  • My guests were very inspired. The music, the speaker, everything was wonderful. I will be a table host again!
  • A life-changing message! It has impacted me in a new and fresh way!

Past Speakers

Since 2007, the Good Friday Breakfast has heard compelling messages from various Christians who share the hopeful message of Jesus in our community. Listen to the messages they shared with us at the breakfast.

View Past Speakers