ATLANTA (March 29, 2011) – Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) welcomed the Rev. James Chant, senior pastor of Covenant Life Worship Center in Chickamauga, to serve as the Chaplain of the Day on March 29, 2011 in the Senate.

“It was an honor to welcome the Pastor Chant 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 Chant’s message encouraged Senators and inspired each of us to lead our Senate in the right direction,” Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said.

“Pastor Chant delivered an encouraging message that with faith, we can have the strength, wisdom and guidance to face tough decisions in the legislature head on,” Sen. Mullis said.  “He reminded us that every choice we make effects families, communities and towns across the state, and we must fiercely debate and cautiously vote on these challenging issues.  I was very proud to introduce this wise man to my friends in the Senate today.”

Since 2000, Chant has served as senior pastor of Covenant Life Worship Center.  His prior pastoral experience includes serving as a youth and associate pastor of East Calhoun Church of God.

Chant grew up in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.  He and his wife, Darlene, have two children: Noah and Abbey.