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Calvary Baptist Church September 30, 2015
Tim Scott, R-SC
"Mr. President, I would like to congratulate and honor Calvary Baptist Church of Charleston, SC, who will celebrate their 150th anniversary on October 10, 2015."
Honoring The Life Of Alfred D. Coward September 24, 2015
Tim Ryan, D-OH
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and remember the life of Alfred D. Coward, who passed away on July 10th, 2015 with his beloved wife, Verlene, by his side. Alfred was a community leader in Youngstown, Ohio of the utmost caliber and influence. Over 35 years of distinguished service to the Mt. Calvary Pentecostal Church, Alfred “The Rev” Coward served in multiple leadership positions. These included Superintendent of the Sunday school, Head of Pastoral Affairs and Bereavement, and Chairman of the Brotherhood Department to name a few. Alfred’s leadership skills were also employed outside of the walls of Mt. Calvary Church. Reverend Coward’s civic involvement included four years as Chair of the Mayor’s Task Force on Crime and Violence Prevention, five years on the Steering Committee of the Youngstown Weed & Seed Initiative, as well as an appointment by Mayor Jay Williams to the Youngstown Civil Service Commission, where he served as Vice-President. Alfred was also the recipient of the Crisis Intervention Unit for Domestic Violence Award. Alfred was preceded in death by his parents; an aunt and uncle, Naomi and John Carpenter, who reared him; and a sister Darlene Carter. He leaves behind the love of his life Verlene “Sweet Verl” Coward, his wife of nearly 46 years; the pride of his life, his three children, Alfred D. (Nicole) Coward II of Youngstown, OH; Teri J. Coward of Austintown, OH; and Aaron (Veronica) Coward, of Boardman, OH; the joy of his life, nine grandchildren, Kandace Coward, Kamille Coward, Ashley Joseph, Kayla Coward, Courtney Joseph, Gabrielle Joseph, Alfred Coward III, Aarion Coward and Addisyn Coward; a sister, Brenda Townsend of Tulsa, OK; and a host of loving family, church family, and friends. I am deeply saddened by Alfred’s passing, and extend my most heartfelt condolences to his entire family. Reverend Coward was an exemplary spiritual and civic leader who, through his unwavering dedication and service to his community, left Youngstown and Northeast Ohio a better place than when he found it."
Hire More Heroes Act Of 2015—Continued September 9, 2015
Joni Ernst, R-IA
"My staff recently spoke to a currently serving U.S. Army officer, originally from Waterloo, IA, who deployed with the 1st Calvary Division on a 15-month deployment to Iraq during the surge. This Iowan described to us the impact Iran’s effort in Iraq had on him and his tank platoon in Baghdad saying:"
Honoring Calvary M. B. Church July 22, 2015
Bennie Thompson, D-MS
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor a church family whose desire is to do God’s will, Calvary M. B. Church. Calvary M. B. Church has served the Yazoo County community over a century through faith and service."
Pastor Bernyce Clausel July 8, 2015
Gwen Graham, D-FL
"Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the late Bernyce Clausel, who passed away at the age of 98 last week. She was a civil rights leader in Tallahassee who participated in the bus boycotts of 1956. She was a devout Christian who, with her husband, founded Calvary Baptist Church in 1958. And later she became the church’s pastor, one of the first women to do so in Tallahassee."

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