Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Sen. Freddie Powell Sims welcomed Rev. Theodus Drake Jr., senior pastor of Second Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Albany, to serve as the Chaplain of the Day on Monday in the State Senate.
“It was an honor to welcome Rev. Drake to the Senate today,” Cagle said. “The tradition of the Senate to begin each day with a devotional and prayer allows us to set our mind and heart in the right direction as we make important policy decisions. As we face daunting challenges as well this session, I’m confident that the Senate will answer the call to serve. Today, Rev. Drake’s message encouraged Senators and inspired each of us to lead our state in the right direction.”
“Rev. Drake is a man of God that initially approaches his spiritual duties with personal introspection,” said Sims, D-Albany. “His spiritual teachings allow all who listen the opportunity to achieve more peace, more compassion, and more hope.”
Drake has served a minister for 21 years, preaching at many local churches in Dougherty, Lee, Terrell and Mitchell counties. He received a B.S. degree in Bible from Bethany Bible College in Dothan, Ala., and received master’s and doctorate degree in pastoral ministry from Bethany Seminary in Dothan. He has served as president of the Albany Baptist Ministers of Albany, moderator of the Bethesda Association, and as a certified teacher in the Congress of Christian Education of Georgia.