Coble nominates Moore man to be House guest chaplain
Feb 14, 2012 -
(Washington, D.C.)----An Army chaplain who lives in Moore County will be the guest chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday, thanks to his congressman, U.S. Rep. Howard Coble (R-NC). Speaker John Boehner accepted Congressman Coble’s nomination of Captain Rudy Stevens, an Army chaplain at Fort Bragg, to open the House session tomorrow with his own prayer.
Captain Stevens has been an Army chaplain for four years at Army bases in North Carolina and Georgia. He and his wife reside in Pinehurst.
"I was honored to nominate Captain Stevens to be a guest chaplain in the House," Rep. Coble said. "While he works at Ft. Bragg, Rudy decided to live in Moore County. He tells me that his church in Moore County, Christ Community Church in Pinehurst, has approximately 60 military families who attend services there. We are proud of all of our active duty and retired military personnel who decide to make Moore County their home, and I am thrilled that Speaker Boehner agreed to appoint Captain Stevens as the House guest chaplain this Wednesday."
Stevens was born in Wilmington and graduated high school from Wilmington Christian Academy. He earned his B.A. in English from North Carolina State University and then graduated with a Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.
Stevens said he is honored to have been selected as the House guest chaplain. "I have always enjoyed reading the prayers in the Congressional Record that I first noticed on the shelves in the NCSU library," Captain Stevens noted. "It is a great honor to represent the military community, active and retired, who live here in
Pinehurst. Being able to pray in the U.S. House just before my unit deploys will send a strong message to my current unit – the soldiers of the 2-504 Parachute Infantry Regiment – that our country and its leaders support them."
The House goes into session at 12 noon on Wednesday. Congressman Coble will introduce Captain Stevens to the House.
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