In Honor of the 80Th Birthday of Raymond Cochranby Representative Mike Rogers
Posted on 2015-12-10
in the house of representatives
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I ask for the House's attention
today to recognize Pastor Raymond Cochran on his 80th birthday on
Raymond was born in Lee County, Alabama in 1935 to John and Lucille Cochran.
Mr. Cochran found a passion for religion at an early age, having joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church at age seven. He holds Bachelors and Masters of Bible Theology degrees from the International Institute and Seminary in Plymouth, Florida, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Selma University in Selma, Alabama.
He also holds two honorary doctorates, in divinity and law, from the Union Theological Seminary in Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Cochran has received numerous awards in recognition of his long service, and is involved in numerous community groups.
He served as the Pastor of seven different churches throughout Alabama and Georgia, before joining the Franchise Missionary Baptist in Phenix City, Alabama, where he has been the pastor for the past 47 years. Mr. Cochran and his wife Mary have six daughters, two sons, nineteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Speaker, please join me in recognizing the life and achievements of Mr. Raymond Cochran and wishing him a happy 80th birthday! ____________________