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Rep. Napolitano Welcomes La Verne Pastor to Deliver House Prayer

May 18, 2016
Press Release

(Washington, DC)  Today, Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-El Monte) welcomed Dr. Patricia Venegas to deliver the opening prayer at the U.S. House of Representatives.

“We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Patricia Venegas of Without Spot or Wrinkle Ministries International, and I thank her and her husband for coming from La Verne,” Napolitano said. “Dr. Venegas is also Chaplain for the Covina Police Department, serving the men and women who keep us safe every day. Thank you for all you do to spread the Gospel throughout the San Gabriel Valley and beyond. May God bless you, and may God bless our country.”

Each year, Members of Congress can recommend someone from their congressional district to serve as guest pastor of the House for a day. Pastor Venegas was selected to be a guest chaplain at the request of Congressman Napolitano.

Dr. Venegas is Senior Pastor and CEO of Without Spot or Wrinkle Ministries International, which she and her husband, Reverend Benjamin Venegas, founded in 1998. She has served as Covina Police Department Chaplain in Covina, California since 1997 and was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel in 2006. Dr. Venegas’ prayer can be viewed here.

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