WELCOMING REVEREND DR. LEROY ADAMS, JR.; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 135
(House of Representatives - September 13, 2011)

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  The SPEAKER. Without objection, the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr. 
Terry) is recognized for 1 minute.
  There was no objection.
  (Mr. TERRY asked and was given permission to revise and extend his 
  Mr. TERRY. Mr. Speaker, I am honored to recognize our guest chaplain, 
my fellow Nebraskan and friend, Reverend Dr. Leroy E. Adams, Jr., who 
has served as the senior pastor of Omaha's

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Morning Star Baptist Church since September of 1999.
  Prior to serving in Omaha, Reverend Adams' ministry spanned more than 
a decade in Lawton, Oklahoma, and includes serving as a pastor in 
Stuttgart, Germany, for 2 years. Reverend Adams has earned his 
bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees from the Andersonville 
Baptist Seminary, and he is a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School's 
Leadership Institute.
  He has made his country a priority. He is an 8-year veteran, having 
served honorably in the United States Army. He has made our Omaha 
community a priority, particularly the more vulnerable citizens, our 
youth, and our seniors.
  When youth violence arose in our community, it was Reverend Dr. Adams 
who reached out to other pastors in North Omaha to unify efforts and 
message against the violence in our neighborhoods. He has reached out 
to help our seniors who needed housing.
  Reverend Adams is nationally known as a wonderful preacher, a great 
teacher, an irreplaceable pillar in our community, and a friend to 
many. He is blessed by his two children, Leroy and Maria, and Omaha is, 
in turn, blessed by this minister and his family.
  May God continue to bless his life, his family, and his ministry for 
years to come.