The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Charles L. Moseley

Great Bridge Baptist Church
Chesapeake, VA

Sponsor: Rep. Hon. Randy Forbes, (R-VA)
Date of Prayer: 10/02/2003

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

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

Mr. FORBES. Mr. Speaker, it is a privilege to welcome my friend and pastor, Reverend Charles Moseley, as guest chaplain of the United States House of Representatives. We are thankful for his presence today and for his humble ministry to God.

In over 30 years of service at Great Bridge Baptist Church in Chesapeake, Virginia, Reverend Moseley has steadfastly led his congregation in the footsteps of Christ, touching thousands of lives with the joy and peace of the Lord. Through the many years that my family and I have attended Great Bridge Baptist, I have come to know Reverend Moseley as a model of selfless service and great spiritual leadership. He has also been my pastor for over 30 years.

Reverend Moseley came to Great Bridge Baptist Church from South Carolina in 1969 and has served as pastor ever since. He and his wife, Lou, are devoted to their five children and six grandchildren, to each other, and to their extraordinary faith in the Lord. Through this great faith, Reverend Moseley has given countless people hope, inspiration, and spiritual strength.

We are honored to have Reverend Moseley with us today and we warmly welcome him. I thank him for his prayer today and for his spiritual guidance.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Our heavenly Father, today we come into Thy presence with thanksgiving and praise for the privilege of calling upon Thy name. Through Thy Son Jesus Christ, we lift this assembly to Thee asking for divine wisdom and Thy leadership upon each one. We thank Thee, O God, for the dedication and sacrifice of these who serve, realizing the tremendous burden upon each one in the decisions that must be made day by day.

Help us to remember the heritage that is ours and make us an example to the world of what freedom and democracy are all about. Let us never forget the price that has been paid, and help us to always honor those who have gone before, making this day possible.

God bless the President, the congressional leaders, and God bless America to make us great because we have kept the faith.

In the name of Christ we pray. Amen.

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