28 May Barry Black
CHAPLAIN BARRY BLACK, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate
As the Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, Chaplain Barry Black is a spiritual leader to the Senate lawmakers, their families, their staff, and other people who work on the Senate side – about 6,000 people. Growing up in Baltimore with little except the love of a strong mother,
Black was surrounded “by overwhelming poverty, discouragement and death-bound adults who were enslaved … by alcohol and drugs.” A college student when he joined the Civil Rights movement, he was inspired by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to see pastors not as “dealers in gossamer hopes and dreams… but drum majors for justice, truth and righteousness.” Chaplain Black challenges men to live a life of character and integrity.