WELCOMING THE REVEREND DAN REMUS -- (House of Representatives - October 07, 2004)
(Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, I want to welcome Pastor Dan Remus of the First Assembly of God Church in Kenosha to the floor of the House today. This is a very special moment for all of us.
Pastor Dan began serving the First Assembly in 1980 as their youth pastor. He became the senior associate pastor in 1985 and the senior pastor in 1997. And yes, as you can see, he is a young man.
The Church of the First Assembly of God supports many community efforts: homeless shelters, prison ministries, shelters for unwed mothers. Two of the ways the church reaches out to the community are school supply hand-outs to the inner city and a Queen For a Day program, a ministry to single moms who are taken in and pampered for a day of women's activities.
I have had the privilege of joining Pastor Dan in worship at the First Assembly of God, and I have got to say it is a wonderful church. It is a church that is growing. Their average attendance at their ceremonies and sermons are about 1,900 people. It is a church that is growing. They have about 790 children in their school.
The First Assembly is a very, very warm place that brings with open arms an invitation to all people to enjoy and worship Jesus Christ our Saviour.
One of the things that I enjoy so much about Pastor Dan's church are the great productions they put on at Easter and the 4th of July. It is something that many people from all around come to enjoy. Most importantly, he has been married to his wife Alexia for 25 years. He has 3 children, Heidi, Heather, and Danny, Jr.
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate this opportunity, and I want to thank Pastor Dan for traveling from Kenosha, Wisconsin to join us and give us such an uplifting prayer this morning.