Monday, January 12, 2009

Obama Chooses Disciple Minister

Disciples of Christ President and General Minister Sharon Watkins has been selected to deliver the sermon at President-Elect Barack Obama's National Prayer Service on Wednesday, January 21. Rev. Watkins is the first woman ever selected to lead the service, which will take place at the Washington National Cathedral the day following the inauguration,

The announcement that appeared in the New York Times described the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) as "a small, liberal-leaning Protestant denomination with 3,754 congregations and about 690,000 members in the United States and Canada."

1 comment:

Todd said...

Looks like Obama is creating a "big tent" of religious leaders. He also plans to include the First Openly Gay Episcopal Bishop At The Inauguration Kick-Off.