The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Richard Fowler

Ninth Street Baptist Church
Covington, KY

Sponsor: Rep. Geoff Davis, (R-KY)
Date of Prayer: 06/25/2009

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. DAVIS of Kentucky. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Rev. Richard B. L. Fowler , a dedicated community servant and spiritual leader from the Fourth District.

Reverend Fowler was born and raised in Covington, Kentucky. He earned his bachelor's degree in engineering science from the University of Cincinnati and then attended the Cincinnati Bible Seminary, where he earned a master's in ministry degree.

He served our great country during the Vietnam War as a member of the Army stationed in Germany. Upon completing his military duty, Reverend Fowler began an impressive 28–year career with Procter and Gamble. During his tenure with the company, he acknowledged his call into the ministry and was ordained in 1979.

Reverend Fowler has served as pastor of the Ninth Street Baptist Church in Covington since 1983. And in addition to his duties at the Ninth Street Baptist Church, Reverend Fowler has contributed to his community as a member of numerous boards and committees, including the United Way, Northern Kentucky Children's Home, the Northern Kentucky Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Council, and our local community and technical college. He is also the founder and organizer of OASIS Incorporated, a nonprofit agency for education, community advocacy and substance abuse recovery.

On the 25th of June, Reverend Fowler marked the beginning of legislative business in the House of Representatives by offering the opening prayer on the House floor.

Mr. Speaker, please join me in commending Reverend Fowler in offering him our sincerest thanks for his years of service to Kentucky and to our Nation.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Lord, God, Jehovah

I lift your name in praise and thanksgiving for your providing this nation with resources, talent and opportunity.

I seek your forgiveness for our many sins of waste and frivolity.

I seek your guidance, direction and leadership in the areas of economics, social welfare for the masses and international peace.

I ask for your wisdom in bountiful supply on our nation’s leadership as they address the serious issues both national and international.

Bless them with the powers that bring a lasting peace to our cities, prosperity to our economy, hope to our youth, civility to our government, honor to our past and respect for our future.

May we be mindful of your words that it is more blessed to give than to receive. In the Name Jesus the Christ, I pray. Amen.

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