The 12th Annual Korea-U.S. National

Prayer Breakfast-Washington, D.C.

제12회 한미국가조찬기도회

It is an unfathomable privilege and blessing to cry out to the Lord as a child of God.  It is our call that we pray for world peace and lift up in prayer the leaders of America and Korea. We are in the days that we need earnest prayer more than ever before as we are facing political crisis, natural disasters, and a spiritual battle ground.  We are urging His compassion over the people affected by war, persecutions, and natural disasters.  We pour out our brokenness to Him. May we lift our eyes to Him because we know our help comes from Him.  We declare that God is under complete control even though we may not always comprehend this. He is the comforter and the counselor amidst difficult times.  May we live as seeing the invisible and not focusing on the visible. Real peace is not simply avoiding trials, but being in the presence of God and knowing that He will never leave or forsake us.  As His followers, as strangers in this world, we are called to persevere through suffering and to live in selfless obedience to God.  May we all pray united together for all nations, lost souls, deserted people, and for His ultimate kingdom.  The Cross will lead us to victory over shadow once and for all time.  We trust in His unfailing love and faithfulness.  In the midst of all the chaos in this world, may the peace and comfort of God be overflow in our hearts. “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalm 23:1).  One day we will dwell in the house of the Lord forever as He promised to us.

- Ok Cha Soh, Ph.D. -
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- Speaker -

The Honorable Barry C. Black, U.S. Senate chaplain,

will be our keynote speaker for 2017

On June 27, 2003, Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected

the 62nd Chaplain of the Senate. He started his work on July 7, 2003. Prior to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty-seven years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains.

Chaplain Black is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and an alumnus

of Oakwood College, Andrews University, North Carolina Central

University, Palmer Theological Seminary, Salve Regina University,

and Alliant International University. In addition to earning Master of

Arts degrees in Divinity, Counseling, and Management, he has received

a Doctorate degree in Ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology. In 2006 he authored his autobiography entitled, “From

the Hood to the Hill,” in 2011 “The Blessing of Adversity,” and most

recently in 2017 “Nothing to Fear.”

On June 27, 2003, Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the Senate. He started his work on July 7, 2003. Prior to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty-seven years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains. The Senate elected its first chaplain in 1789.

U.S. Senate

In addition to opening the Senate each day in prayer, Chaplain Black provides counseling and spiritual care for Senators, their families, and staff – a combined constituency of over seven thousand people. He also meets with Senators about spiritual and moral issues, assists with research on theological and biblical questions, and facilitates discussion and reflection small groups among Senators and staff. He also conducts marriage enrichment counseling and officiates at weddings, funerals, and memorial services. Chaplain Black initiates and participates in special and seasonal observances, leads interdenominational prayer gatherings, and cultivates relationships with local clergy and leaders of humanitarian agencies.

In order to stay informed of the needs of the Senate community, Chaplain Black maintains a program with a volunteer liaison in each office to assist him. A member of his staff directs this program. “I see my role as the chaplain to be a confidential counselor, spiritual advisor, scripture teacher, intercessor, and friend to the Senators, their spouses, and the Senate staff as they seek to discover and live God’s wonderful plan.” The Office of the Chaplain is nonpartisan, nonpolitical, and nonsectarian.

U.S. Navy

Commissioned as a Navy Chaplain in 1976, Chaplain Black’s first duty station was the Fleet Religious Support Activity in Norfolk, Virginia. Subsequent assignments include Naval Support Activity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; First Marine Aircraft Wing, Okinawa, Japan; Naval Training Center, San Diego, California; USS BELLEAU WOOD (LHA 3) Long Beach, California; Naval

Chaplains School Advanced Course, Newport, Rhode Island; Marine Aircraft Group THIRTY-ONE, Beaufort, South Carolina; Assistant Staff Chaplain, Chief of Naval Education and Training, Pensacola, Florida;

and Fleet Chaplain, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia.

As Rear Admiral, his personal decorations included the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two medals), Meritorious Service Medals (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (two awards), and numerous unit awards, campaign, and service medals.

 

 

Personal Information

Chaplain Black is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and an alumnus of Oakwood College, Andrews University, North Carolina Central University, Palmer Theological Seminary, Salve Regina University, and Alliant International University. In addition to earning Master of Arts degrees in Divinity, Counseling, and Management, he has received a Doctorate degree in Ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology.

Chaplain Black has been selected for many outstanding achievements. Of particular note, he was chosen from 127 nominees for the 1995 NAACP Renowned Service Award for his contribution to equal opportunity and civil rights. He received the 2002 Benjamin Elijah Mays Distinguished Leadership Award from The Morehouse School of Religion. In 2004, the Old Dominion University chapter of the NAACP conferred on him the Image Award, “Reaffirming the Dream – Realizing the Vision” for military excellence. In 2006 he authored his autobiography entitled, “From the Hood to the Hill,” in 2011 “The Blessing of Adversity,” and with an anticipated release in 2017 “Nothing to Fear.”

 

Chaplain Barry C. Black is married to the former Brenda Pearsall of St. Petersburg, Florida. They have three sons: Barry II, Brendan, and Bradford.

Barry C. Black
U.S. Senate Chaplain

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