Capitol Connection Episode 99
Faith Under Fire
On this week’s Capitol Connection Podcast, hear the inspiring keynote speech on faith, suffering, and standing for Christ delivered by Chief Kelvin Cochran at NFA’s 30th Anniversary Gala.
Born into extreme poverty in Shreveport, Louisiana, Kelvin had three dreams growing up: to overcome poverty, have a family, and be a firefighter. Kelvin achieved all three, including becoming Fire Chief for the city of Atlanta. His exemplary service even led him to become the highest-ranking firefighter in the country, when he was appointed United States Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration by President Obama in 2009.
But as you will hear from Kelvin, his story goes far beyond humble beginnings and professional achievements. Chief Cochran has been targeted, defamed, vilified, and punished by Government officials because of his faith in Christ. Despite this persecution, Kelvin’s faith only grew stronger, and his courage to stand for what he believes in and the right of all Americans to freely live out their faith has inspired thousands of people across the country.