The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Chip Lingle

Faith Lutheran Church
Savannah, GA

Sponsor: Rep. Jack Kingston, (R-GA)
Date of Prayer: 04/12/2000

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I introduce the chaplain of today, the Reverend Chip Lingle .

Chip comes to us from Faith Lutheran Church in Savannah, the mother city of Georgia, founded in 1733. He has been there with his wife, Ruth, for 5 years.

Reverend Lingle grew up in North Carolina and did his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina in Raleigh. He received his master's from the Lutheran Theological Seminary of the South in Columbia, South Carolina and has served in churches in North Carolina, South Carolina, and in Georgia.

I have gotten to know the Lingle family over the past years and have become great friends with his son Ben, who also served as a page here. Ben goes to Jenkins High School and is a member of the National Honor Society. He is a member of the marching band and concert band. He is on the Mock Trial team and has been very active in Boy Scouts and church activities and plays in a rock and roll band called Sweet Pig.

Ben is also here with us today; and so is Reverend Lingle's mother, Isetta Lingle , who is with us in the gallery.

So please join me in welcoming Reverend Chip Lingle .

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, from the endless bounty of Your love for Your creation, You provide all that we need. As Your people, we confess our trust in You, believing that You care for our welfare.

‘‘In God we trust'' we proclaim on our currency. Yet the people of this Nation also put their trust in these elected representatives. We trust that they will do Your will and provide justice to ensure a quality of life that You provide.

Protect these honorable representatives, give them Your wisdom so that their decisions may reflect Your desire for Your people. Give them a quiet assurance and guide them in the difficult times. May Your will be reflected through them and may Your people be blessed by their leadership. Amen.

To learn more about Members who have sponsored a Guest Chaplain, please visit the Congressional Biographical Directory