The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Chaplain Marshall Dunbar

Christian Community Action
Lewisville, TX

Sponsor: Rep. Michael Burgess, (R-TX)
Date of Prayer: 07/19/2017

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to speak in honor of our guest chaplain, Marshall Dunbar, of Cross Roads, Texas.

Chaplain Dunbar is the vice president of Spiritual Life and interim vice president of Programs for Christian Community Action, one of the
largest private nonprofits in north Texas. He has an extensive record
of service to our country and the north Texas community, including years in active military service, law enforcement, and homeland security.

Chaplain Dunbar was commissioned into the United States Army Reserve Chaplain Corps as a chaplain candidate in 2011, beginning his
chaplaincy career at the VA Hospital in Dallas. In 2014, he ended his
military career as a first lieutenant.

Chaplain Dunbar holds a B.S. in ministry and leadership from Dallas
Christian College and a master of divinity in chaplaincy from Liberty
Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working toward his doctor of ministry degree in Christian leadership and spiritual formation at Dallas Theological Seminary.

I am grateful to Chaplain Dunbar for his service to north Texans and the American people. It is a true pleasure to have him here in the
House, along with his wife, Melinda, and daughter, Elle–Simone. We are grateful for his service and we welcome him to the House.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father, thank You for the opportunity You have given me to stand before the men and women of this House, who have the awesome responsibility of governing this great Nation. Help them to come together in unity, for Your Word reminds us that a house divided against itself cannot stand.

So believing You know what we have need of before we even ask, together we offer this prayer as taught by Your Son, Jesus Christ:

Our Father, which art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.


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