Bishop T.D. Jakes, the Dallas megachurch pastor, will preach at the private church service that President-elect Barack Obama will attend the morning of his inaugural, The Associated Press has learned.
Jakes will give the sermon Tuesday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. St. John’s, dubbed the “Church of the Presidents,” sits across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.
On Wednesday, a National Prayer Service will be held in the National Cathedral to cap the inauguration. Among the participating clergy will be the Rev. Kirbyjon Caldwell and Jim Wallis, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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