Rep. Duncan Releases Statement after Greenwood Pastor Tony Foster Serves as Guest Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representative

July 15, 2023

Following the completion of Pastor Tony Foster’s prayer and Guest Chaplaincy duties at the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-SC) released the following statement:

“Now, more than ever, our nation needs prayer,” said Congressman Jeff Duncan. “That’s why I was honored to invite my longtime friend, Pastor Tony Foster, to serve as Guest Chaplain for the House of Representatives and lead us in prayer before votes today. I admire Tony as a man of God, and it was an honor to welcome him and his wife to Washington this week for the rare opportunity to serve as Guest Chaplain of the People’s House. As Dr. Foster prayed from 2 Chronicles 7:14 and Psalm 33:12, ‘if my people who are called by my Name, will humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and forgive their sins and heal the land’ and ‘blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.’ Thank you again to Pastor Tony Foster for your love of God and country and your faithfulness in pointing others to Christ.”

“I pray for my leaders today in the United States House of Representatives that we will become again one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all,” Tony Foster, pastor of Restoration Worship Center in Greenwood, prayed.

Click HERE for Pastor Tony Foster’s prayer before the House of Representatives and click HERE for Congressman Duncan’s remarks on the House floor honoring his friend, Pastor Tony Foster.

Background: The Guest Chaplaincy of the U.S. House of Representatives is a distinct honor that is made available on an extremely limited basis and was recently reinstated into Congressional practice. Since taking office, Pastor Foster is only the second Pastor from the Third Congressional District that Rep. Duncan has been able to invite to officiate the Chaplaincy duties.