Speak To The City, Speak To The Nation was organized by founder Kimm Gaines, as a nonprofit corporation in the State of Missouri in January 2018, with the purpose of organizing events which will provide opportunities for teaching and preaching faith-building messages, followed by prayer and declarations of faith over and into the local environment, accompanied by connections between Christian believers and local nonprofit service organizations in order to "steward" the City spiritually with their natural service, donations and prayers. Speak To The City seeks to unite Believers across denominational, racial, gender, generational and cultural distinctions. The goal is to host at least four (4) St. Louis, MO Speak To The City events throughout the year. One event per quarter in a different quadrant of the City, mostly within St. Louis City limits, but sometimes extending beyond.
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Kimm has lived here most of her life. She comes from an entrepreneurial family and has been an Independent Event Planner for over 26 years. Her Event Planning firm, What An Event!, LLC is A+ Accredited with the Better Business Bureau. She attended Florida A & M University’s famed School of Business & Industry, where she majored in Business Administration, completed a minor in Accounting and focused on Internal Auditing and Television Production Management.
Kimm has been active in local St. Louis ministry for over 22 years. She served as an Intercessor, Wedding and Event Planner, working in partnership with many large national ministries, as well as graduating from a Ministry Apprentice Program and serving faithfully in many areas of local ministry. She completed a Bachelor’s Degree and some credits towards a Masters Degree in Church Administration at Friends International Christian University in St. Joseph, FL.
Kimm serves as St. Louis City Hall Coordinator for National Day of Prayer Task Force. She is an active member of The Advancing Church in St. Louis, MO and serves with the Intercessory Prayer Ministry of her local church.