The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Pastor Kevin Yriarte

Journey of Faith Church
Covina, CA

Sponsor: Rep. Grace Napolitano, (D-CA)
Date of Prayer: 09/10/2019

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mrs. NAPOLITANO. Madam Speaker, I am very pleased to introduce to the House and bid welcome to Pastor Kevin Yriarte today, founder and senior pastor at Journey of Faith Church in Covina.

Thank you, Pastor Kevin, for coming from Covina, and your family, and
for the wonderful prayer.

Pastor Kevin, as he is known, has been married for 25 years to his
wife, L.A. County Superior Court Judge Geanene Yriarte. They have two sons: Jordan and Ryder. Ryder is here. Jordan is in his third year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and Ryder plans to follow the same path.

After years of working in the business world, Pastor Kevin was called
by the Lord into ministry full–time. Pastor Kevin works to strengthen the weak, heal the wounded, and restore the broken.

Pastor Kevin is also the chaplain of the City of La Verne Police Department. He provides spiritual support and counseling to the police
department, the residents of the city of La Verne, and to the victims of crimes and families as needed.

In April 2019, Pastor Kevin become a parent admissions partner for
the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. He assists the academy in performing
interviews with potential candidates and represents the academy at various functions.

Pastor Kevin has been helpful in many important events for
California's 32nd District, my district. He is an integral part in our annual prayer breakfast and is known for his inspirational and uplifting prayers.

Pastor, thank you for today's blessing and for the work you do to
spread and promote the Gospel throughout the San Gabriel Valley. May
God continue to bless your ministry.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Father, thank You for our leaders You have chosen. Lord, search their hearts and give them wisdom and discernment to lead our Nation, courage to stand for what is right.

Bring peace to this House, Your presence to these Halls. May our leaders never lose their individual uniqueness, but may they also never lose their unity as one. Prevent differences from distracting from purpose; unite what others would try to divide; restore what is broken.

Thank You that we live in a country where we are free to live, free to believe, free to express. May we remember that we are not a country divided by different views or beliefs; we are a country of people united by Your love as one body, one nation. Your Word created this country. May Your Word sustain this country.

God, continue to cover, protect, and bless America. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.

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