The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Phil Fulton

Union Hill Church
Peebles, OH

Sponsor: Rep. Hon. Jean Schmidt, (R-OH)
Date of Prayer: 07/20/2006

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

(Mrs. SCHMIDT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)

Mrs. SCHMIDT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize my friend, Reverend Phil Fulton , who is serving as guest chaplain for the House of Representatives today.

Reverend Fulton is from Adams County which is located in the district I represent. Reverend Fulton was born and raised in southern Ohio, and now serves our community daily.

For the last 30 years, he has worked as pastor of Union Hill Church, an independent community church which is located in Peebles, Ohio. He plays a very active role in our local area, helping those around him.

As vice president of Love, Incorporated, he has reached out to many folks by meeting their intimate needs in a very personal way. He is chairperson of the Ten Commandments Committee which is working on issues related to the display of the Ten Commandments in public places.

Reverend Fulton is not only an active member of our community, but he is also a devoted member of his family. He has been married to his lovely wife, Sharon, for 40 years, and they have two children and five very energetic grandchildren.

Mr. Speaker, I ask all of my colleagues to join me in welcoming Reverend Phil Fulton to the House of Representatives as our guest chaplain.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, and all that is therein, we thank You for this great Congressional body. I pray You would bless them with wisdom, knowledge, and that the spirit of bipartisanship would prevail in all their decisions for the inherent good of this great nation. I pray they would remember well the words of President Cleveland. "That those who manage the affairs of Government are by this means reminded that the law of God demands that they should be courageously true to the interests of the people, and that the Ruler of the Universe will require of them a strict account of their stewardship." In the name of Lord, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

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