Kitsap Outreach was established in 1985 by
a group of local community leaders, incorporated as a Washington State
nonprofit corporation on August 12, 1986, and received its 501 (c) (3)
status on August 18, 1988. Half of the original-founding members, who
represented 8 different churches and denominations, have continued to
provide leadership for the past 33 years. (See Officers & Board)
The purpose of Kitsap Outreach, Inc. has always been to provide opportunities for the residents of Kitsap County (and beyond) to: 1) establish a personal relationship with God (evangelism); 2) grow and mature in that relationship (discipleship); and 3) develop skills to more effectively fulfill God’s purpose for their lives (education).
As a result, the organization has put on community-wide “outreach” events
primarily focused on reaching men and women in leadership positions (business,
education, political, military, judicial, etc.) in the community. These events
have included an annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast, Law Enforcement
Appreciation Dinners, and outreach luncheons. In 1997, the Kitsap Outreach
Committee invited a group from Clallam County to join them in sharing the
speaker for the Prayer Breakfast, and to establish the Clallam Count
Leadership Breakfast as an annual event. This year marks the 33rd Annual Kitsap
Prayer Breakfast, and the 22nd Annual Clallam Prayer Breakfast.
Historically, the leadership of our nation has turned to Almighty God for
strength and guidance.
In this spirit, Kitsap Outreach inaugurated the Kitsap & Clallam County
Leadership Prayer Breakfasts to specifically seek the Lord’s guidance and
strength as well as to reaffirm our faith and to renew the dedication of our
community and ourselves to God and His purposes.
These events, which are organized privately by members of the community,
seek to encourage men and women throughout the Olympic Peninsula to
recognize their privileges and responsibilities before God.
With the desire to deepen the spiritual life and moral fiber of the
people through a leadership led by God, there have been, in all fifty
states, similar breakfasts inaugurated by governors, mayors, and other
As a natural outgrowth of such gatherings, many people throughout the
world are finding through the teachings, example, and spirit of Jesus of
Nazareth ways to build relationships, which can strengthen the family of
nations and further the cause of peace and justice.