March 17, 2019
Congressman Jody Hice Speaks on the Importance of Character
On Wednesday, March 20th, Prince Avenue Christian School welcomed Congressman Jody Hice as a part of the Distinguished Speaker Series. Congressman Hice spoke during middle and high school Chapel.
Congressman Jody Hice was born in Atlanta and raised in Tucker, Georgia. Congressman Hice graduated from Asbury College, earned his Master’s degree from Southwestern Seminary as well as a Doctor of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. He served as pastor in three Georgia counties for almost 25 years and went on to launch the Jody Hice Show, a conservative talk radio program. Congressman Hice and his wife of over thirty years, Dee Dee, reside in Greene County and have two daughters and four grandchildren. Congressman Hice took office in 2015 as the representative of Georgia’s 10th Congressional District and serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Natural Resources Committee. For the 116th Congress, he has served as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on National Security for the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Congressman Hice spoke with students about the importance of character. He explained that character is based on the choices a person makes, therefore students should evaluate their choices. Congressman Hice said, “The decisions you make are the outgrowth of what you believe to be important.” He encouraged students to put God’s Word in their hearts so that when life “shakes” them, the Fruit of the Spirit is what comes out. Congressman Hice also explained that adversity builds character. “Hardships, adversity, and circumstances that cut against our grain test us every day…but those hardships, adversities, and circumstances produce endurance…and endurance produces growth…and growth produces character.”
The Distinguished Speaker Series is part of Prince Avenue’s four-pillar Christian Character Development program designed to encourage students to strengthen their walk with Christ as they face the everyday challenges of the contemporary culture. The other three pillars of the program include small group discussions regarding the speaker’s content, the student Honor Code, and volunteer service participation. Next week, students will have small group discussions based on Congressman Hice’s talk.