Cincinnati’s Bishop Dantley Serve as Guest Chaplain of U.S. House of Representatives on Thurday

Sep 20, 2023

Cincinnati, OH – Today, Congressman Greg Landsman announced Bishop Michael E. Dantley of Christ Emmanuel Christian Fellowship in Walnut Hills will serve as Guest Chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, September 21.

Bishop Dantley has served as Senior Pastor at Christ Emmanuel for over 40 years. He is a pillar of the Walnut Hills community, uplifting his congregation with messages of hope and healing each week. Landsman has enjoyed Dantley’s services many times over the years and is thrilled he will serve as Guest Chaplain Thursday. 

“Bishop Dantley is a wonderful ambassador for our city and region,” said Congressman Landsman. “His words and wisdom have always brought me hope and determination, both of which Congress need.”

“I am honored and pleased to represent the faith community of Congressman Landsman’s district as the guest chaplain for the day,” said Bishop Dantley. “The invitation to do this speaks of Greg’s commitment to have the local community impact what happens in Washington, D.C.”

Once a term, members of Congress can invite a faith leader from their district to serve as Guest Chaplain. Responsibilities include presiding over the House as well as opening the legislative session with a prayer. Congressman Landsman will offer a one-minute speech following Bishop Dantley’s prayer. Dantley will be joined by his wife, Pastor Carol Dantley, and other members of his family.

Congressman Landsman and Bishop Dantley will be available for interviews Thursday.


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