WELCOMING DR. RUFFIN SNOW; Congressional Record Vol. 151, No. 88
(House of Representatives - June 28, 2005)

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                       WELCOMING DR. RUFFIN SNOW

  (Mr. McHENRY asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. McHENRY. Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize a great American 
from my district who is here this morning. Dr. Ruffin Snow, who is the 
pastor of Tri-City Baptist Church in Conover, North Carolina, gave the 
morning prayer here on the House floor this morning.
  Dr. Snow is one of the strongest men of faith that I have come to 
know in western North Carolina. For 7 years he has headed the Tri-City 
Baptist Church and has worked in ministry since 1963. He has both a 
Master's of Divinity and a Doctorate of Ministry. I have been to Pastor 
Snow's church. It truly embodies what he strives for his flock to be, 
and that is an Acts 1:8 church, telling people about Jesus in 
Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the world, 
essentially taking the message of Jesus to the world, not just to the 
community, but to the whole world.
  As part of that tradition, he is here today sharing his words with 
the Speaker and the Members of Congress.
  Over 3,000 people come to worship every week at Tri-City Baptist, and 
the Holy Spirit is doing wonders there in that body of believers. I 
thank Pastor Snow and his family for being here today to be a part of 
this and for serving as our guest chaplain.