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WELCOMING REVEREND RICHARD HAYNES
(House of Representatives - June 20, 2012)

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                   WELCOMING REVEREND RICHARD HAYNES

  The SPEAKER. Without objection, the gentleman from Georgia (Mr. 
Woodall) is recognized for 1 minute.
  There was no objection.
  Mr. WOODALL. Mr. Speaker, the House is fortunate today to have 
Reverend Dr. Richard Benjamin Haynes as

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our guest chaplain. He's a life-long servant of the Lord, growing up as 
the son of a Baptist minister. He now pastors Salem Missionary Baptist 
Church in my home county of Gwinnett. He's an avid angler, a fisherman. 
But first and foremost, he's a fisher of men. In the 23-plus years that 
he's led Salem Missionary Baptist, his congregation has grown from 100 
to over 4,500.
  Beyond the pulpit, Reverend Haynes is active throughout our 
community. He is past chaplain for the Gwinnett County Sheriff's 
Department, past director of the Statewide Ministers Convention, and 
currently member of the Gwinnett County Board of Education Advisory 
Board, to name just a few.
  I'm honored to have him in Washington, D.C., with me today. His wife, 
Beverly, is with us today, as is his daughter Sheena, and his two 
grandsons, Benjamin and VaShon.
  Reverend, thank you for your prayer today and thank you for your 
ministry every day.

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