Pictured (L-R): Representative Terry Johnson, Pastor Barry Pelphrey, Representative Cliff Rosenberger, Speaker of the House William Batchelder

Pastor Barry Pelphrey of New Beginnings Church in Piketon offered the opening prayer for the Ohio House of Representatives during the assembly’s scheduled session on February 13, 2013. Pastor Pelphrey and his family were guests of Representative Cliff Rosenberger (R-Clarksville).

Pastor Pelphrey was a founder of New Beginnings Church in 2007, and the congregation is now nationally known for there service through their Freedom Hall Recovery Center. Angie Pelphrey, site administrator and wife of Pastor Pelphrey, has been featured on multiple television shows to discuss the success of their program. Freedom Hall Recovery Center offers a free 12 month program for men and women who struggle with drug and alcohol dependency. The 40 bed operation functions solely on donations without the assistance of government and corporate sponsorship.

“Pastor Barry Pelphrey and his family are incredible influences throughout their community and the encompassing region,” Rosenberger said. “They are able to touch the lives of so many in an area that has been devastated by the economy and addiction. It was truly an honor for me to have Pastor Pelphrey and his family as my guests at the Statehouse.”

Pastor Pelphrey was joined by his daughter, Kayla Hill and her son, Eli Hill. The group was further joined by Representative Terry Johnson (R-Portsmouth), a family friend and State Representative serving Adams, Scioto, and parts of Lawrence Counties.

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