The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. Alexander Campbell

South Caroline State Guard
Anderson, SC

Sponsor: Rep. Jeff Duncan, (R-SC)
Date of Prayer: 06/21/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. DUNCAN of South Carolina. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to welcome
our guest chaplain, Reverend Dr. Alexander S. Campbell, "Alex" to
those who love him. He is of Christ Reformed Church in Anderson, South Carolina.

In 2007, Dr. Campbell and his family moved from Columbia, South
Carolina, to Anderson to become the senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church and have faithfully served the community of Anderson, South Carolina.

Dr. Campbell received his undergraduate degree from Clemson University––Go Tigers––in 1985, his master's of divinity from Columbia
International University in 2001, and his doctorate of ministry from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 2015. In
addition, Dr. Campbell is a chaplain in the South Carolina State Guard, where he faithfully serves, and he is wearing his uniform today.

Dr. Campbell is married to his wonderful wife, Nancy, and has four
adult children––Zan, Meg, McBryde, and Ian––some of whom are joining us in the gallery for this special moment.

I am proud to join Dr. Campbell on the floor of the people's House
and thank him for his service to his God, his country, and his
community. May God continue to bless him and his family, the State of South Carolina, and the United States of America.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God, we bless You this week as we celebrate the anniversary of the Great Seal of the United States, adopted by this august assembly on June 20, 1782. On the front of that seal, a shield of red symbolizing hardiness and valor; white standing for purity and innocence; and blue
representing vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

The back of the Great Seal shows a pyramid, a symbol of strength and duration. Above that pyramid is a triangle containing the eye of
providence. Your eye, God, watching over us, with the inscription, "God has favored our undertakings."

Therefore, God, we ask that You favor the undertakings of this great House by strengthening it to fulfill the noble symbols of the Great
Seal in accomplishing the continued building of our great Nation guided by the God in whom we trust.

I pray this prayer in the name of my Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen.

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