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Napolitano Welcomes Covina Pastor to Deliver House Prayer

September 10, 2019
Press Release

(WASHINGTON, DC)  Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) welcomed Pastor Kevin Yriarte to deliver the opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I am so pleased to welcome Pastor Kevin Yriarte of Journey of Faith Church in Covina, and I thank him and his family for coming from the San Gabriel Valley to be with us today,” Napolitano said. “After years of working in the business world, Pastor Kevin was called by the Lord into ministry full-time. Since, he has been a blessing to countless people, and he has been very helpful with many important events throughout our 32ndDistrict, including our annual Prayer Breakfast and the 2019 Volunteers of the Year ceremony. We ask God to continue to bless his ministry.”

Members of Congress can recommend someone from their congressional district each Congress to serve as guest chaplain of the House for a day. Pastor Kevin was selected to be a guest chaplain at the request of Congresswoman Napolitano.

Pastor Kevin is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Journey of Faith Church, founded in 2009. He is a licensed and ordained minister through the Assemblies of God. He has been married for over 25 years to his wife, LA County Superior Court Judge Geanene Yriarte, and they have two sons, Jordan and Ryder. Pastor Kevin has served as Chaplain of the City of La Verne Police Department since 2012 and in April of this year became a Parent Admissions Partner for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. His full prayer can be viewed here.

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