83R17153 MGR-D
  By: Rose H.R. No. 1323
         WHEREAS, The members of Jireh's Tabernacle Worship Center in
  Mesquite are coming together April 12-14, 2013, to honor Pastor
  Nathaniel Rainey and First Lady Jazmine Rainey for eight years of
  dedicated service to that congregation; and
         WHEREAS, A native of New Orleans, Pastor Rainey began leading
  worship services when he was just 15 years old, and he entered the
  ministry four years later; he went on to become a youth pastor at 21
  and studied at Union Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans
  Baptist Theological Seminary; and
         WHEREAS, Pastor and Mrs. Rainey relocated to Dallas after
  Hurricane Katrina in 2005, founding Jireh's Tabernacle Worship
  Center in December of that year; the church has since played a vital
  role in the community, providing area residents with opportunities
  for spiritual growth, fellowship, and outreach; and
         WHEREAS, Jireh's Tabernacle sponsors a variety of ministries
  and places a special emphasis on reaching out to young people
  through its choir, Bible study, and other youth activities; in
  addition, the congregation has focused on extending a helping hand
  to those in need through its food drives and holiday projects; and
         WHEREAS, Throughout their tenure at Jireh's Tabernacle,
  Pastor and First Lady Rainey have wholeheartedly committed
  themselves to advancing the mission of the church, and in so doing,
  they have enriched the lives of numerous people with their strong
  faith and guidance; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 83rd Texas
  Legislature hereby honor Pastor Nathaniel Rainey and First Lady
  Jazmine Rainey for their eight years of service and leadership at
  Jireh's Tabernacle Worship Center and extend to them sincere best
  wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for Pastor and First Lady Rainey as an expression of high
  regard by the Texas House of Representatives.