CEO of Coca-Cola Consolidated to keynote prayer breakfast at High Point Market

HIGH POINT — Without doubt, ours is an industry steeped in tradition.

One such tradition, heading into its 31st year, is the Furniture Fellowship prayer breakfast that started in 1993 at the opening of the spring International High Point Market.

Sponsored by the Furniture Fellowship board, and open to everyone in the industry, the breakfast is modeled after the National Presidential Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., and is intended to provide an atmosphere for fellowship, worship and prayer and an opportunity to pause collectively as an industry at the beginning of the High Point Market.

J. Frank Harrison III

Next month, J. Frank Harrison III, chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Consolidated Inc., will give the keynote address at the 31st Annual Prayer Breakfast here on April 12. Nido Qubein, president of High Point University, will
introduce Harrison. The program will also feature devotional music provided by members of the High Point University’s Chamber Singers.

At the breakfast, Harrison will talk about the importance of a purpose-driven culture, servant leadership, generosity, excellence, growth and much more. “Getting the culture right,” Harrison says, “is the key to driving great results.”

In 2008, Harrison and his late son, James Franklin Harrison IV, co-founded Open Eyes, a public, nonprofit ministry dedicated to equipping leaders throughout the world who serve those in need and share the message of the gospel. He has personally led multiple teams to the war-torn country of Sudan, just one of the countries where Open Eyes is currently focusing its efforts.

Harrison, a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a bachelor of science degree in business administration and an MBA from Duke University, officially began his career with Coca-Cola Consolidated in 1977, but his roots in the Coca-Cola system date back to 1902, when his great-grandfather J.B. Harrison first introduced Coca-Cola to the Carolinas.

Harrison lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, but also enjoys spending time on his farm outside of Charlotte with his wife, Jan, of 45 years, their three married daughters and nine grandchildren.

“The Transformation Factor: Leading Your Company for Good, for God and for Growth” is Harrison’s recent book. As a convenience to attendees, buses will be provided to pick up and drop off attendees to the breakfast from downtown High Point.

In addition, on-site parking at High Point University will be available for those who opt to drive. Doors are open for attendees beginning at 6:20 a.m.

Tickets are available at a cost of $25 each and include a full breakfast.

Ticket sales are expected to be brisk. To guarantee seating, or to learn more and to make your reservations, please visit

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