Baird welcomes local pastor to Statehouse

Baird welcomes local pastor to Statehouse

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Monday, February 4, 2019

STATEHOUSE (Feb. 4, 2019) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) welcomed pastor and Greencastle resident, Rev. Bryan Langdoc, to the Statehouse where he led House members in prayer.

“Members of the Indiana House seek guidance through prayer before opening session each day,” Baird said. “I was pleased to welcome pastor Langdoc to the Statehouse as we set the tone for the day’s work.”

House lawmakers invite spiritual leaders from their communities to start session each day with a prayer. It’s an opportunity for them to offer a prayer for the lawmakers and visit the Statehouse where they meet elected officials and witness a day of session.

"It was an incredible honor to open the General Assembly with an ecumenical prayer,” Langdoc said. “I'm thankful to Representative Baird for his invitation and his kindness in greeting me. I am also thankful to the many staff, chaplains, interns, pages and members of the General Assembly who showed such warm hospitality, and in such an awe-inspiring place!” 

Langdoc is a graduate of Greenville University and received a Master of Divinity from Duke University. In 2014, he was appointed as senior pastor to the Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church located in Greencastle.  His wife, Rev. Dr. Maureen Knudsen Langdoc, also serves in ministry as a university chaplain at DePauw University.

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State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) represents House District 44, which includes

all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.

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PHOTO CAPTION: State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) (right) welcomes Rev. Bryan Langdoc of Greencastle (left) to the Indiana Statehouse Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019. Langdoc, pastor at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in Greencastle, offered the blessing in the House Chamber prior to the start of the legislative session.