CRIST RECOGNIZES ST. PETERSBURG REVEREND LOUIS MURPHY SR. ON HOUSE FLOOR
Rev. Murphy Delivers Invocation as Guest Chaplain in the U.S. House of Representatives
Congressman Charlie Crist (D-St. Petersburg) recognized Reverend Louis Murphy Sr. on the House floor after he served as guest chaplain, delivering the invocation in the U.S. House of Representatives on September 7th. Reverend Murphy serves as senior pastor at the Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in St. Petersburg.
Click here to watch Reverend Murphy's invocation.
Click here to watch Rep. Crist's remarks, text included below.
Congressman Charlie Crist Statement Recognizing Reverend Louis Murphy Sr.
I rise today to honor our guest chaplain, Reverend Louis Murphy Sr., of my hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida.
Reverend Murphy truly embodies what it means to “love your neighbor as yourself.”
In his 18 years as senior pastor at the Mount Zion Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, he has been a dedicated disciple of Christ – giving his time, energy, and compassion, lifting up his congregation and the larger St. Pete community.
In addition to his duties as pastor of one of the largest churches in Pinellas County, Reverend Murphy has been a leader in economic revitalization efforts in South St. Petersburg, and in supporting job training and outreach programs for at-risk youth.
A native of Florida, truly a man of God, a man of the people – I personally thank Reverend Murphy for coming to the People’s House and providing such a moving, thoughtful invocation.
God bless you.