The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Kenn Hucks

Immanuel Baptist Church
Lebanon, TN

Sponsor: Rep. Hon. Jim Cooper, (D-TN)
Date of Prayer: 02/07/2007

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

(Mr. COOPER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)

Mr. COOPER. Madam Speaker, we were privileged today to have deliver our opening prayer the Reverend Kenn Hucks from Lebanon, Tennessee, Immanuel Baptist Church, formerly in Bart Gordon's district, and now in my district. We are also privileged to have his beautiful wife Kim with us today sitting in the family gallery.

This is a church that started in 1947 with just a few dozen members, and now it is in the top 1 percent of the Tennessee Baptist and the Southern Baptist Conventions, due to a long line of inspirational pastors, the latest of whom is Kenn Hucks , who joined the congregation, was called to the ministry in 2002. We appreciate his great spiritual leadership in our community, and we appreciate his being with us today.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our Father,

We offer to you our greatest praise and thanksgiving for another day to serve you and our fellow man. Thank you for the grace and blessing to live in this great land.

Grant to every person in this great assembly a craving for your wisdom, the courage to express it and the commitment to never turn away from what is right.

Bring true and lasting peace to our world, allow spiritual renewal to sweep our great land, and help us to truly become one nation under God that is indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

Help each of us to humble ourselves under Your mighty hand and truly love our neighbor as our self.

Protect our armed forces, prosper our work force, and prescribe the path of your will for all of America and for every American. In our Savior's name, Amen.

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