Dr. Richard Benjamin Haynes, pastor of in Lilburn, was guest chaplain Wednesday for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Dr. Haynes, hosted by Georgia District 7 Rep. Rob Woodall (R, Lawrenceville), delivered the morning invocation on the House floor. The pastor's appearance was announced in a press release from Woodall's office.
“It was a pleasure to host Dr. Haynes up here in Washington, D.C. The spirit and life Dr. Haynes brings to his calling as a pastor can be felt by anyone who meets him. I’m honored to share a beacon of light from the Seventh District of Georgia with the entire U.S. House of Representatives. I thank Dr. Haynes for the good work he has done, and will continue to do, on behalf of his congregation in Georgia. I appreciate his willingness to come and share with us up here in Washington,” Woodall said in the press release.
Dr. Haynes has been with Salem Missionary Baptist Church for 23 years.
After the invocation, Dr. Haynes met with Rep. Woodall and Speaker of the House John Boehner in the U.S. Capitol.