Tomorrow will be a day to remember for our Wesleyan School Board Chairman Pastor John Vernon — as well as our Wesleyan family. At noon tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, Pastor Vernon will offer the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., as the Guest Chaplain.
Anyone who knows Pastor Vernon is most likely not surprised by this honor as he has lived a life of faith and servant leadership. In addition to his role at Wesleyan, Pastor Vernon is the Assistant District Superintendent of the N.C. East District of the Wesleyan Church and a High Point Police and Fire Chaplain. Pastor Vernon was invited to offer the opening prayer by U.S. Congressman Ted Budd.
As you can imagine, this is a tremendous honor, and we are grateful to our Lord for giving Pastor Vernon this distinction and opportunity to bring the Word of God to our Representatives. According to an interview in today’s High Point Enterprise, Pastor Vernon explained, “For most pastors, this is probably a once-in-a-lifetime thing … so I consider it a great honor.”
Please join us as we pray for Pastor Vernon tomorrow as he delivers the opening prayer and congratulate him on the extraordinary honor.
To God be the Glory!
Dr. Rob Brown
Head of School
Tomorrow, Pastor Vernon’s prayer will be televised live via the CSPAN television network and live streamed via CSPAN.org and HouseLive.gov. John will be accompanied by his lovely wife, Kim, his youngest son Kyle, and daughter-in-law Hillary.
To watch Pastor Vernon’s prayer tomorrow, you may click on either of these two links:
Go to houselive.gov
Click on LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES; under HOUSE FLOOR LIVE VIDEO, click on the WATCH HOUSELIVE tab,
Go to c-span.org; click on the CONGRESS tab near the top of the page; then click on the HOUSE SESSION Video tab.
To read more about Pastor Vernon’s invitation and preparation for this honor, pick up a copy of today’s High Point Enterprise or click on the link below. http://www.hpenews.com/life/local-pastor-to-open-u-s-house-of-representatives-with/article_0d6dc336-893b-11e8-a989-13af141243f1.html