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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) today thanked the Rev. Tommy Middleton, director of the Baptist Association of Greater Baton Rouge, for opening the U.S. Senate in prayer.  The Rev. Middleton was the pastor of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge for nearly 25 years, and he was instrumental in organizing church relief efforts after the 2016 floods.

“Dr. Middleton has been a pillar in the greater Baton Rouge community for years, and it was an honor to have him open the U.S. Senate in prayer, this morning,” said Sen. Kennedy.  “Dr. Middleton has dedicated his career to equipping local churches to prioritize evangelism and missions, and his prayer was a reminder of the great responsibility we have as lawmakers to guard the religious freedoms that allow that work to even take place.  He encouraged us all to act with compassion, encouragement and discernment while walking in Christ-like humility.  I thank him for taking time from his duties in Louisiana to lead us in Washington, D.C.”

Click here or the picture below to watch the Rev. Middleton’s full prayer.