The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Pastor Rodney David Cannon

Frostproof Church of God
Frostproof, FL

Sponsor: Rep. Darren Soto, (D-FL)
Date of Prayer: 03/14/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. SOTO. Mr. Speaker, I would like to welcome Rodney David Cannon as
our congressional guest chaplain today, not only one of our prominent
pastors in the district, but also our mayor in Frostproof, Florida.

Born in Kansas, raised in Fort Meade, and having lived all over Polk County, Rodney settled down in his new hometown of Frostproof, where he lives with his wife, Lindsey, and their children.

As a child, Rodney lived in Highland City, Bartow, and eventually
Fort Meade, where he graduated high school in 1995. After graduation,
Rodney accepted a music scholarship and began his higher education
journey. First he attended Brevard Community College, then transferred to Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Throughout their 15–year marriage, Rodney and Lindsey have lived in various places. Rodney served as a youth pastor in Fort Meade, Winter
Haven, Lakeland, Tampa, and Englewood before planting a church in the
Daytona area. After 2 years there, the opportunity came for Rodney to become a senior pastor in Frostproof.

It was also in 2015 that Rodney decided to run for city council. He
won the seat that year by only 20 votes. In his first city council
meeting, he was elected by his peers to serve as vice mayor. During that first year on the council, Rodney was able to save the city residents and businesses hundreds of thousands of dollars by working hard to keep the volunteer fire department open.

In 2016, he was elected to serve as mayor after only 1 year on the council, and the next year, reelected to serve another 1–year term as
mayor.

Thank you, Pastor Cannon, for all you do for the Frostproof
community.;

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Creator God in Heaven, we thank You for this great Nation and for placing us in it for such a time as this. We humbly ask for Your wisdom and guidance in leading as we lay down our titles and take up the servant leader's towel. May we honor You by serving those across the aisle, across the street, and those around the world.

Protect those who are protecting us.

In the name of Your Son, Jesus, who taught us to pray by saying:

Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in 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. Amen.

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