Sen. Jeffares and Lt. Governor Cagle Welcome Pastor Todd Hilton as Chaplain of the Day

ATLANTA (March 13, 2012) – Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and Senator Rick Jeffares (R-Locust Grove) welcomed Pastor Todd Hilton to serve as the Chaplain of the Day on March 13, 2012 in the State Senate.

“Pastor Hilton encouraged us to fight on and make wise decisions for the ones that we serve.  “As we are nearing the end of the 2012 legislative session, it was a great reminder that if you follow God then he will drive us to our purpose,” said Sen. Jeffares.

“It was an honor to welcome Pastor Hilton to the Senate today.  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 during this session, I’m confident that the Senate will answer the call to serve.  Today, Pastor Hilton encouraged Senators and inspired each of us to lead our state in the right direction,” Lt. Governor Casey Cagle said.

Pastor Hilton serves as a youth minister and certified lay speaker at Mansfield United Methodist Church.  Hilton has worked for the Social Circle School System for eleven years, including as a special education teacher and elementary school administrator. He also worked as a special education teacher for the Newton County School System.

As a life long resident of Newton County, he graduated from Newton High School in 1984.   He earned a bachelor’s degree in human resources from Georgia Southern College and a master’s degree in special education from Georgia College and State University in 1997.  He has been married to his wife Melanie for 13 years and has four children, Connor, Evan, Averi, and Bailey.

March 13, 2012

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