President Trumps personal pastor, Paula White-Cain, has joined the Trump administration, the New York Times reports.
A White House official told the publication that White-Cain will work in the Office of Public Liaison, which is responsible for engaging with Americans to improve awareness of and involvement in the work of the State Department at home and abroad.
The unnamed official said the pastors role will be to advise the administrations Faith and Opportunity Initiative, which Trump established last year in May.
The initiative aims to give religious groups the fullest opportunity permitted by law to compete on a level playing field for grants, contracts, programs, and other Federal funding opportunities.
White-Cain has been a pastor for 34 years, and has served as a spiritual adviser to Donald Trump since 2001.
The pair formed a close friendship 18 years ago after Trump began watching her sermons on Christian television and called her.
White-Cain previously said told The Epoch Times that during that call, Trump recalled to her three of her sermons almost verbatim.
Later, while visiting New York for a bible study with the New York Yankees, she was invited to meet Trump.
After joining Trump and his family and some staff at his office, White-Cain became close with them all.
In her memoir, “Something Greater,” White-Cain shares that faith has been an important part of Trumps journey.
She told The Epoch Times: “[Its] something that has been a part of his life from his childhood, deeply embedded, given to him by his parents, and then, eventually, his own personal walk.”
The pastor said that growing up, Trumps mother had taught him that “all things are possible and dont ever quit because Gods on your side,” adding that she believes “that plays out in him as president.”
White-Cain also said the presidents faith plays a crucial role in his policymaking and has made him “probably one of the most pro-life presidents weve ever had.”
She cited examples such as his plan to defund Planned Parenthood, and the expansion of the “Mexico City policRead More – Source