Reverend John Reynolds
Volusia County Baptist Church
Orange City, FL
Sponsor: Rep. John Mica, (R-FL)
Date of Prayer: 07/24/2013
One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:
Mr. MICA . Mr. Speaker, it's a great honor today to introduce to the House our Guest Chaplain, Dr. John Reynolds of Orange City, Florida.
To our good fortune in Florida, he was invited by four families to found a church in Orange City, Florida, in 1996. It now has 1,500 members––one of the largest congregations in Volusia County in central Florida––and supports hundreds of missionaries worldwide. In addition to his pastoral work, Dr. Reynolds has preached at conferences across the Nation and foreign countries. His leadership and willingness to help others is an inspiration to us all.
Dr. Reynolds graduated in 1964 from Tennessee Temple College in Chattanooga and started his church ministry. He returned to Temple Baptist Seminary and graduated in 1968. His life experiences include many positions, which include president of a Christian recording company, vice–president of development at his alma mater, and minister of music.
Dr. Reynolds married his lovely wife, Becky, in 1964. They have four children, two of whom are preachers.
Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in welcoming Dr. Reynolds and his wife, Becky. We thank him for offering this morning's opening prayer in the United States House of Representatives. ;
Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:
Father, we are humbly grateful for Your blessings on our lives and on our Nation. We ask Your forgiveness in every area where we have failed You.
I pray these honorable Representatives elected to serve You here in this House will seek, find, and follow Your wisdom. You can give simple solutions to complex problems. Our country needs a revival of solutions.
I pray, also, for the needs of all in the House today. Bless them, their families, and their constituents with Your loving care and protection.
Please bless and protect those serving in our military striving to maintain the peace and freedom we enjoy. May we not neglect nor abuse those blessings.
My Father, at Your instruction, I pray for all those in authority over me. I ask that You help Your people to be good citizens for Your glory and the good of this Nation.
In Jesus' name I pray.
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