[Congressional Record Volume 160, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E205-E206]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]




 IN HONOR OF THE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY OF REVEREND BILL LAWSON AND 
                           MRS. AUDREY LAWSON

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                             HON. AL GREEN

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, February 11, 2014

  Mr. AL GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the 
60th wedding anniversary of two respected and revered individuals, 
Reverend Bill Lawson and Mrs. Audrey Lawson. Married January 28, 1954, 
while Reverend Lawson was attending Central Baptist Theological 
Seminary. The Lawsons are pillars of the Houston community, who have 
reared four successful children.
  In 1962, Reverend Lawson alongside his first-lady Mrs. Lawson founded 
the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church with just thirteen members. Reverend 
Lawson went on to serve as Senior Pastor at the church for 42 years 
before retiring to focus on his work in the community, through the 
William A. Lawson Institute for Peace and Prosperity (WALIPP).
  Mr. Speaker, I am blessed to have the opportunity to pay tribute to 
two individuals who have so selflessly and faithfully served their 
community. They are exemplars for all those who aspire to greatness 
through service and mentorship of others. I pray that God will grant 
them many more years of love and happiness.

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