The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Bobby L. Johnson

First Assembly of God
Van Buren, AR

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. John Boozman, (R-AR)
Date of Prayer: 10/23/2007

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

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

Mr. BOOZMAN. Madam Speaker, it is my pleasure to introduce a good friend, a man who ministers to the men and women of western Arkansas, a man of God, our guest chaplain, the Reverend Bobby L. Johnson of Van Buren, Arkansas. He has been pastor of First Assembly of God in Van Buren since June of 1980. Since then, the church has grown from over 200 at Sunday School to over 2,000, placing it among the fastest growing Sunday Schools in Arkansas and the Nation.

His mission is bringing the Word to the people through his extensive outreach, from mobile ministry to television and over the Internet. A graduate of both the University of Central Arkansas and Evangel College in Missouri, Pastor Johnson has taught public high school and pastored three other churches in Arkansas.

It is my honor to welcome Pastor Johnson to the House of Representatives and thank him for his service to his calling and to the people of Arkansas.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, today we come humbly and thankfully to You. Humbly, for allowing each of us to be in our positions and thankfully, for Your guidance at this time.

None of us knows what this day holds, but we trust You to see us through every decision we make. Help us to realize that it is by Your hand that we are free and well. Grant us wisdom to know the right thing to do in every decision. Give us the strength to follow through with what is right regardless of the consequences.

Within the hands of these public servants rests the destiny of this great Nation. Help this great body to bring peace to our Nation and the world. Give them the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Samson, the faith of Abraham, and the ability of David to accomplish the challenges we face. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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