Photos, Tweets, Videos from White House Dinner for Evangelicals; Paula White Presents President & First Lady With Bible Signed by 100 Leaders

On Monday evening, evangelical leaders were feted at a special White House dinner hosted by President Trump and First Lady Melania. Below are photos and tweets from the event. About 100 leaders were said to be in attendance. 

Bestselling author and radio host Eric Metaxas wrote, “Tonight’s WH dinner is a celebration of the contribution of evangelicals to America. Without evangelicals there’d have been no American Revolution, no Abolitionist Movement, no Civil Rights movement, no Reagan Revolution. Honored to have been invited. God bless America.”

Ahead of the event, Pastor Robert Jeffress told CBN News, “Looking forward to celebrating with President Trump and the First Lady his unprecedented accomplishments in less than two years. President Trump is the most pro-life, pro-religious liberty, and pro-conservative judiciary president in history which is why evangelicals continue to support him enthusiastically.”

He later told Fox News, “The headline of the evening would be: ‘Evangelicals remain enthusiastically supportive of President Trump’.”

Johnnie Moore said the event has been in the works for a while, tweeting: “Over six weeks ago, the President & First Lady issued invitations to about 100 evangelical leaders for a dinner at the White House to thank the evangelical community for their invaluable contribution to American life and in particular for their selfless service to communities, nationwide. That is the purpose of dinner.”

Paula White presented the president and first lady with a Bible signed by 100 Christian leaders. She said:

It’s an honor to be here. And before we pray the prayer, this group would like to present to you and First Lady a Bible that is signed by over a hundred Christians, Evangelicals that love you, pray for you. And I’d just love to read the inscription for you and First Lady. It’s very important for — I have to put on my glasses, so — sorry.

First Lady and President, you are in our prayers always. Thank you for your courageous and bold stand for religious liberty, and for your timeless service to all Americans. We appreciate the price that you have paid to walk in the high calling. History will record the greatness that you have brought for generations.

After the event, the first lady tweeted, “It was wonderful to host Evangelical leaders at the @WhiteHouse tonight.”

–Joshua James