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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee


Cookeville Minister Opens U.S. House in Prayer

March 21, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Diane Black (left) with Minister Jeremiah Tatum and the Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, Chaplain, U.S. House of Representatives

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) welcomed Minister Jeremiah Tatum to Washington, D.C. to serve as guest chaplain in the U.S. House of Representatives. Minister Tatum is currently serving his eighth year as pulpit minister of Willow Avenue Church of Christ in Cookeville, TN.

“In Congress, we begin each day thanking the Lord for His provision, and asking for continued guidance, protection and wisdom. It is a great privilege to have a fellow Tennessean lead us in this sacred tradition today,” said Congressman Black. “I know our community and the Willow Avenue congregation are proud to have him with us in Washington, and I thank him for opening our day in prayer.”

Click HERE to view Minister Tatum’s opening prayer.


Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. A nurse for more than 40 years, she serves as a member of the House Budget Committee and the Ways and Means Committee.