RECOGNIZING REVEREND BERNIECE R. HICKS; Congressional Record Vol. 161, No. 128
(Extensions of Remarks - September 08, 2015)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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                           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.