Vice President Mike Pence Sends Thank-You Letter to Black Church in Louisiana

A thank you letter from Vice President of the United States Mike Pence to Pastor Ronald Freeman and the congregation of St. John Baptist Church in Opelousas.

Congregants at St. John Baptist Church in Opelousas enjoyed a special surprise at Sunday service — a thank-you letter from Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence came to St. Landry Parish in early May to meet with the congregants of St. Mary Baptist Church, Greater Union Baptist Church and Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church after the three historic black St. Landry churches were destroyed by an arsonist between March 26 and April 4.

The accused arsonist, Holden Matthews, was charged with arson and hate crime counts in both state and federal court.