March 5, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 38 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
HONORING PASTOR ED SEARS; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 38
(House of Representatives - March 05, 2018)
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[Page H1370] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HONORING PASTOR ED SEARS The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under the Speaker's announced policy of January 3, 2017, the Chair recognizes the gentlewoman from North Carolina (Ms. Foxx) for 30 minutes. Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, yesterday, Grace Baptist Church, in Winston- Salem, North Carolina, paid tribute to its pastor of the past 37 years, Ed Sears, and his wife, Linda. Pastor Sears is transitioning out of his role as senior pastor, and the members of the church, along with people from across the State, met to acknowledge the leadership and inspiration provided by Pastor Sears. Pastor Sears is known as a servant of God who is held in high esteem by all who know him and his reputation. He is a person who made those around him feel loved. There is general agreement that the love that he shows others is a result of his commitment to and his relationship with Jesus Christ. He has made a difference in the lives of thousands of others to whom he ministered whenever they were in need. He has been totally committed to his ministry and been a true role model for us all. As he retires from a full-time ministry to face health challenges, we wish him well. We know that he will deal with these challenges in the same way he has lived his life thus far, with honor, integrity, strength, and faith that will inspire others. May God continue to bless you, Pastor Sears. Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time. ____________________