The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Dr. George S. Dillard, III

Peactree City Christian Church
Peachtree City, GA

Sponsor: Rep. Jack Kingston, (R-GA)
Date of Prayer: 05/14/2003

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Speaker, the pastor today, the Reverend George Dillard , is no stranger to the House of Representatives. We have had the pleasure of having him open our sessions many times before. He is always very direct with his prayer because he is very comfortable with his Maker.

I first met him many years ago when he actually was living in what was my district and now is the district of the gentleman from the 12th district (Mr. Burns), in Rincon, Georgia. He preached there for about 8 1/2 years, and then I guess as I was his representative, he gave up on me and moved on to the district of the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Collins) where he really found a frustrating ministry.

He lives in Peachtree City, Georgia. It is a very wonderful place. I guess having preached a little bit to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Burns) and to me and to the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. Collins), he figured he could take on the whole House. He has done a great job with that.

George's wife Renee and he have three kids: Tiffany, 12; Alexis, 9; and a new addition, George Stewart Dillard IV, who is now 3 months old.

George grew up in Atlanta. He played basketball for Atlantic Christian College. He attended Emanuel School of Religion in Johnson City, Tennessee, and got a master's and a doctorate degree from Evangelical Theological Seminary. He has been preaching full time since 1980.

I ask my colleagues to join me in welcoming the Reverend George Dillard .

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Almighty God, Creator of all who holds all things together by the power of Your Son, Jesus and have offered to us, liberty and freedom through Your mercy and grace. With great humility we bow, seeking wisdom, courage, compassion, justice and truth to guide this nation and its leadership today.
We acknowledge Your sovereignty and give thanks for the blessings we enjoy. For those serving in this House, we ask for strength and courage to see the truth and to live by it. Give us the wisdom to acknowledge the error of our ways. Open our ears that we might hear Your call to revival in our land. Send leaders who will seek Your truth. Those who accept that a lie is a lie, not spin, that it is immorality, not an alternative lifestyle, that it is murder, not a procedure, that it is stealing not creative accounting, that rebellion is rebellion no matter what name it is given. Father, watch over us, give wisdom above all. We honor, praise and give thanks to You through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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