(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1092]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]

                     A TRIBUTE TO PAUL B. MITCHELL


                          HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute and to honor 
Pastor Paul B. Mitchell, senior Pastor and visionary for Changing Lives 
Christian Center in the East New York section of Brooklyn, NY.
  Pastor Mitchell was born in Kingston, Jamaica and is the sixth of 
seven sons to his parents Alfred and Myrtle Mitchell. Pastor Mitchell 
and his family migrated to United States in 1971. He can recall at the 
very young age of six, his parent's diligence and tireless work effort 
to provide for him and his brothers. Admiring their work ethic, 
determination and zeal to make a happy home for the family was the 
motivation needed to fuel and fulfill the calling on his own life.
  Pastor Mitchell served as a successful banker for over fourteen 
years, working with well-known institutions like JP Morgan Chase, First 
Card and EAB were fundamental in preparing him to take on the 
leadership role that he now holds today. On January 1, 2003, Pastor 
Mitchell was called to serve a new role, as a Pastor.
  In addition to his work with his congregation in the East New York 
section of Brooklyn, Pastor Mitchell is known all over the Tri-State 
area through radio and TV. Currently, he can be heard on WLIB 1190 AM 
every Sunday morning and can also be viewed on BCAT Television, 
Manhattan TV, and on Trinity Broadcasting Network (T.B.N). Pastor 
Mitchell ends all of his sermons with this phrase, ``if you work the 
word the word will work for you.'' Truly the ``Change Your Life'' 
Broadcast is changing lives through the taught word of God.
  Pastor Mitchell ministers directly to the hurts, issues and 
challenges that people face in a very practical and relevant way. He 
believes that the human spirit, which houses the purpose for which 
we've all been created, must be nurtured naturally and spiritually. He 
believes that everyone is intrinsically designed with a gift that has 
the power to propel them into their destiny. The goal of the Changing 
Lives Christian Center is to meet each person at the point of their 
need and equip him or her for success, by teaching them how to live 
successful Christ centered lives. Pastor Mitchell is a man of integrity 
and uprightness. He's a giver of himself. Most importantly he is a man 
of God that seeks to honor and obey God in all his ways.
  Pastor Mitchell is a loving and devoted husband and friend to his 
wife Yasmin of fifteen years. He is a gentle, loving and encouraging 
Pastor to his people. He is a dedicated and loving son to both his 
parents, Myrtle, 77, and Alfred, 88.
  Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize Pastor Paul B. Mitchell for 
his service as Pastor of the Changing Lives Christian Center in East 
New York, Brooklyn.