Obama attended church today.
He was a regular attendee in Chicago but has not been able to find a pastor who can match his former mentor’s spirit and insight.
It sounded like the congregation was surprised to see him.
The Washington Post reported:
Metroplian AME was filled with people who are waiting to see the Obama family.
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“We have been waiting to see this for two years,” said one church member as he passed through a line of metal detectors.
President Obama and the first family will join D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to worship at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Northwest during a service that will reflect on the spiritual fervor of Martin Luther King Jr.
Last year the president delivered a major address the Sunday before Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Districts Vermont Avenue Baptist Church where King spoke when he was alive.
White House sources say this year the president has chosen to sit quietly in the pews with members of the historic church and listen along with his family and other White House officials.