Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Hosts Miami Pastor Guillermo Maldonado as Guest Chaplain in House of Representatives

Oct 15, 2009
Press Release

For Immediate Release:

WASHINGTON, DC – Bringing to a close Hispanic Heritage month, U.S. Congressmen Mario Diaz-Balart hosted Pastor Guillermo Maldonado of Rey Jesus International Ministry in Miami, recognized as the largest Hispanic church in the country, as guest chaplain in the U.S. House of Representatives.  Diaz-Balart welcomed Pastor Maldonado, his wife Ana Maldonado, and members of the church, to the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday for the Morning Prayer.  

Diaz-Balart’s floor remarks:  

“Madam Speaker, Pastor Guillermo Maldonado is the founder of Rey Jesus International Ministry in Miami, Florida. It is recognized as the largest Hispanic church in the entire country.

He, along with his wife, Ana Maldonado, who is joining us today in the gallery, are spiritual leaders for so many in our community. His dedication and commitment to serving God and to serving his fellow man is, frankly, unparalleled.

It's a great honor, a huge honor to have Pastor Maldonado as our guest chaplain in the House today, for he is truly an inspiring figure. I am so glad that this House is able to benefit from the spiritual guidance that so many of us in south Florida have been able to do over the years.”

To view Pastor Maldonado’s invocation and Diaz-Balart’s remarks on the House floor, please visit: