05.26.16

Senator David Perdue Welcomes Georgian Serving As Guest Senate Chaplain

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today recognized Dr. Benny Tate, Senior Pastor of Rock Springs Church in Milner, Georgia, after he led the morning prayer on the floor of the U.S. Senate. Dr. Tate was the Senate Guest Chaplain for Thursday, May 26, 2016.

Watch Dr. Tate’s opening prayer here and Senator Perdue’s remarks here

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Transcript:

“I want to take just a moment today to recognize Dr. Benny Tate of Rock Springs Church in Milner, Georgia, for being here with us and delivering this morning’s opening prayer.

Benny is my personal pastor, my dear friend, and inspiration for both my wife and myself. He offered us constant prayer and support as I entered this political journey, and continues to do so today.

Before I was sworn into the United States Senate, we joined Benny on a personal mission trip to Haiti. That was a life changing trip.

We went to a community that had been stricken by the earthquake in 2010. We saw kids who were still sleeping and eating on the ground in tents. Yet we saw hope, and that is hope I will carry with me for the rest of my life because of this man, Benny Tate.

So, thank you Brother Benny for your faith, your light, and your service. We are all honored to have you here today.”