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Source: United States House of Representatives – Representative David Trone



Maryland Pastor Haywood Robinson, III Delivers Invocation to the U.S. House of Representatives at the Request of Rep. David Trone


WASHINGTON — Today, Pastor Haywood Robinson, III of The People’s Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, gave the opening prayer before the U.S. House of Representatives upon the request of Rep. David Trone (MD-06). In the House of Representatives, Members have the ability to recommend a Guest Chaplain to deliver the session’s opening prayer. 

You can view Pastor Robinson’s invocation here. 

In his invocation, Pastor Robinson highlighted the necessity of making diversity our strength during this difficult time and beyond.

“As a melting pot of cultures, languages, ideologies and faith traditions, help us to coexist in unity, while celebrating diversity. Guard and govern us such that our plurality leads, not to our peril, but to our promise and progress,” said Pastor Robinson to the House floor. “Shape the atmosphere for us today to be one that is ripe for robust, yet respectful discussion, debate and decision making, resulting in legislation that promotes and protects the worth and welfare of each person in our great nation, and by extension all people throughout the world, both now and for generations to come.”

Over the past 15 years, Pastor Robinson has worked alongside his congregation to make our community a better place, and we are all better for it,” said Rep. Trone. “His words on the House floor today remind us that even in difficult times, we are stronger when we come together.”

Pastor Haywood Robinson, III was licensed and ordained at Silver Spring’s Round Oak Missionary Baptist Church, then served as the fourth pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Baltimore before moving to The People’s Community Baptist Church in 2005. 

Congressman David Trone was elected to the House of Representatives in November 2018 to serve the 6th District of Maryland, which includes all or part of Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. Trone serves on the Education and Labor, Foreign Affairs, and Joint Economic Committees, where he is fighting to make progress on issues that matter to Marylanders, including the opioid epidemic, criminal justice reform, and funding for medical research.