September 8, 2015 - Issue: Vol. 161, No. 128 — Daily Edition114th Congress (2015 - 2016) - 1st Session
RECOGNIZING REVEREND BERNIECE R. HICKS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 128
(Extensions of Remarks - September 08, 2015)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1223] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] RECOGNIZING REVEREND BERNIECE R. HICKS ______ HON. TODD C. YOUNG of indiana in the house of representatives Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Mr. YOUNG of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, it is my honor and privilege to recognize Reverend Berniece R. Hicks on the occasion of her 97th birthday. Reverend Hicks founded Christ Gospel Churches International Inc. (CGCII) in 1957 which today has congregations across the United States, throughout South and Central America, and around the globe. The international headquarters in Jeffersonville, Indiana hosts Christ Gospel Bible Institute--founded by Reverend Hicks in the early 1970s-- which provides an education curriculum to those with an interest in studying and learning from the Bible. Moreover, the headquarters in Jeffersonville is home to the church's publishing house and weekly radio broadcast, which reaches thousands of readers and listeners across the world. The Reverend Hicks' spiritual journey began at a young age. As a young woman, she felt the desire to study and teach the Bible, from which she dedicated her life to Jesus Christ. Reverend Hicks has written and published extensively, having authored more than 110 books over the course of her tenure. The church holds a copyright license on these materials, and Reverend Hicks receives no royalties from them. Reverend Berniece R. Hicks touches the lives of those in her ministry in Southern Indiana and through the network of churches in the United States and around the world. Although 97 years old, she still preaches two sermons most weeks at the Jeffersonville church. Today I honor the life and legacy of Reverend Berniece R. Hicks and wish her a very happy 97th birthday. ____________________