WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell (CA-15) welcomed Bishop Jerry W. Macklin to the U.S. Capitol to deliver the opening prayer. Bishop Macklin is the leader of Glad Tidings Church in Hayward, California, where he has served as Bishop since 1978.
“It is one of the great privileges of being a Member of Congress to invite a pastoral leader from your community to deliver the opening prayer, and I am honored to welcome Bishop Macklin to the House of Representatives today,” said Rep. Swalwell. “Bishop Macklin is a true community leader, and his good work goes well beyond the pulpit. He is a pillar of support to his members and under his leadership the church provides food, affordable housing, health care, and other resources to community members in need.”
“Giventhe overwhelming crises confronting our nation’s leaders and our world, there could be no more appropriate time to pray and seek God’s sovereign wisdom than now,” said Bishop Macklin.