The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Doctor Benny Tate

Rock Springs Church
Milner, GA

Sponsor: Rep. Drew Ferguson, (R-GA)
Date of Prayer: 05/15/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. FERGUSON. Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Dr. Benny Tate,
whose leadership and guidance have made him an incredibly valuable
member of his community in Milner, Georgia, and our Third District.

Dr. Tate has been the senior pastor of Rock Springs Church in Milner
for over 25 years. In that time, when it started as a church of just 60, it has now grown to a church of over 6,000.

Through this work, Dr. Tate has also shepherded the creation of several ministries, including the Rock Springs Medical Clinic, the Rock Springs Christian Academy, the Potter's House for Women, and Impact
Christian Ministries for the homeless.

Benny has been married to his wife, Barbara, for over 30 years, and
they have one daughter, Savannah Abigail, who is here with him today.

I want to commend Dr. Tate for his commitment to our community. There
is not a week that goes by where he isn't a welcoming part of the Third District of Georgia.

The grace and love he has shown to his parishioners and neighbors throughout his 25 years in Milner is unparalleled, and I am truly honored to have Dr. Benny Tate here with us today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our most kind, gracious Heavenly Father, we come to You in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We lift this body up to You because You admonish us to pray for kings and for all who are in authority.

I, first and foremost, lift up their spiritual lives to You, realizing we are a spirit that has a soul, housed in a body. May each Member have spiritual peace.

I also pray for each Member relationally. The Scripture admonishes for leaders to lead a peaceable life. May the blessing of peace rest on their homes.

Lastly, I pray for them physically. Would You grant strength, health, and wisdom to each one. Lord, may every Member realize You have placed
them here and acknowledge their ultimate accountability is to You.

Lord, I thank You for this great opportunity, and I pray this prayer in the name above every name, the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


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