The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Brad Jurkovich

First Bossier
Bossier City, LA

Sponsor: Rep. Mike Johnson, (R-LA)
Date of Prayer: 09/26/2018

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. JOHNSON of Louisiana. Mr. Speaker, it is my great pleasure to introduce my pastor and friend, Dr. Brad Jurkovich, as our guest
chaplain. He has led us in prayer this morning, and we are so grateful
to have him.

Pastor Brad is the senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of
Bossier City, Louisiana. First Bossier is a multi–generational church dedicated to reaching families throughout north Louisiana, America, and the world. Our motto is: Every person, every family, experiencing Christ in every way.

Pastor Brad received his bachelor of arts in biblical studies and his
master of divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in
Wake Forest, North Carolina. He received his doctor of ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He and his lovely wife, Stephanie, have four awesome children: Cassidy, Carter, Caroline, and Catherine.

Pastor Brad is a gifted speaker and a leader with a true servant's
heart who loves Jesus and seeks to share the message of salvation with everyone he meets. He is a man committed to reaching this generation
with the hope of Christ.

It is an honor to have him here today to ask God's blessings over us,
our work, and our Nation at this historic time.

Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to help me in welcoming my friend and pastor, Dr. Brad Jurkovich.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Dear God, we come before You today fully aware that we face tremendous challenges and tremendous opportunities as a nation. Your word says in Proverbs 2:6, "For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding."

As we prepare to debate, discuss, and discern the right solutions and strategies for this great Nation, we ask You, God, to give us Your wisdom, Your knowledge, and Your understanding.

I pray for every leader here today that they know the power and presence of God is real and that there are millions of Americans praying for them to be men and women of courage, character, and

I pray the decisions that come from this place be those that honor You, Lord, and bless the people of this land. Help us, O God, to be a nation that stands strong for freedom for our generation and the generations to come.

In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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