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Saints in Caesar’s House: CSPAN Interviews Barry Black

In this time of Washington DC gridlock, here are some substantive thoughts from a Seventh-day Adventist who ministers to the Senate. For an hour, CSPAN interviews Barry Black on his biography and Seventh-day Adventist beliefs, the spirituality of Congress, and how he got the job. Be sure to listen to his prayer about 19 minutes in.

On June 27, 2003, Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. Commissioned as a Navy Chaplain in 1976, Chaplain Black’s first duty station was the Fleet Religious Support Activity in Norfolk, Virginia. Chaplain Black is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and an alumnus of Oakwood College, Andrews University, North Carolina Central University, Eastern Baptist Seminary, Salve Regina University, and United States International University. In addition to earning Master of Arts degrees in Divinity, Counseling, and Management, he has received a Doctorate degree in Ministry and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Psychology.


Chaplain Barry C. Black is married to the former Brenda Pearsall of St. Petersburg, Florida. They have three sons: Barry II, Brendan, and Bradford.

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