The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Wayne Lomax

The Fountain of New Life Church
Miami Gardens, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Frederica Wilson, (D-FL)
Date of Prayer: 09/13/2016

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Ms. WILSON of Florida. Mr. Speaker, today, I rise to welcome the very gracious and accomplished Pastor Wayne Lomax to the House floor as our
guest chaplain.
Pastor Lomax is the founder and senior pastor of the mega church, The
Fountain of New Life, located in Miami Gardens, Florida. He is also a proud member of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Project, a mentoring program for boys of color.
Nearly 20 years ago, in his living room, with just 8 people, Pastor Lomax founded The Fountain of Pembroke Pines, now The Fountain of New
Life. Today, it is one of the largest churches in Florida and is an
indispensable community partner.
The church's humble beginnings and continuous growth are testaments to Pastor Lomax's unwavering leadership and strong faith. He is truly a
man of all seasons––a true man of God who tackles issues, including hunger, poverty, and crime, in the Miami–Dade County community.
Pastor Lomax also served as pastor of the York Street Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, and as assistant pastor of the Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He graduated from The
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He is the proud husband of his beautiful wife, Teresa. They have three beautiful children: Christopher, Marcus, and LeReine.
Mr. Speaker, I ask everyone to join me in thanking Pastor Lomax for leading today's opening prayer and to thank him for his outstanding service to the south Florida community.;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God, we thank You for the men and women who serve as Members of the United States Congress.
Though we have many needs in our Nation––better schools, better jobs, safer streets, fairer laws, better health care, and peaceful relationships with our neighbors at home and our neighbors abroad––today, we pause to pray for each other.
It is easy to forget that back home our Congressmen and –women have daughters who dance, sons who sing, mothers with mild strokes, fathers
who slip and fall, siblings who struggle with addiction, and neighbors in homeless shelters, while our spouses and significant others hold
down the fort.
We acknowledge that alongside our hopes and dreams are our personal struggles and fears––even our shortcomings and our sins.
So, as Jesus taught us, forgive us our debts and give us our daily bread.
Bless us with good sense and humble hearts as we serve to Your honor and glory.
Amen.

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