Lt. Governor Casey Cagle Welcomes Chaplain of the Day for the Opening of Session

January 12, 2009

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle welcomed Pastor Benny Tate, Senior Pastor of Rock Springs Church in Milner to serve as the Chaplain of the Day for the first day of session in the State Senate.

“It was an honor to welcome Pastor Tate to the Senate today.  His message both encouraged senators and inspired each of us to lead our state in the right direction.  The tradition of the Senate to begin each day with a devotional and prayer sets our mind and heart toward things that matter as we make important policy decisions that affect the lives of Georgians,” Lt. Governor Casey Cagle said.

Pastor Benny Tate is currently the Senior Pastor of Rock Springs Church, which holds multiple worship services each Sunday and offers an extensive variety of ministries. Some of the outreach ministries include a prison ministry, a nursing home ministry and even a church sponsored medical clinic for the uninsured.  Pastor Tate is the host of the “Apples of Gold" radio program, currently broadcasting on nine middle Georgia radio stations delivering a simple yet profound message. He is a graduate of Covington Theological Seminary in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and has been an active community leader in Milner.