The president’s longtime personal pastor recalled how President Trump had the ambition to build a church in 2006, but it was to be no ordinary place of worship, rather an extraordinary structure. It was to be a crystal cathedral.
Various religious leaders met with President Trump in the White House on Tuesday, Oct. 29, to join together in prayer for the president and the nation.
Paula White-Cain has been the president’s pastor for the past 18 years. She was among the group, and told Fox News the president said, “Let’s pray over our Nation, and so we were praying as a group of ministers and faith leaders for President Trump, for the administration, and for all the American people.” White-Cain, tweeted a photo on Thursday, Oct. 31, of the leaders and the president in prayer. It has since gone viral.
White-Cain has recently taken up a position at the White House as an adviser to help strengthen the voice of religious groups in government.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, White-Cain revealed how the president had begun making plans to build a glass cathedral in 2006. He had an architect ready to begin and wanted the pastor to head the project. “He wanted to build a house of God,” she said. “He said, ‘Let’s do this, let’s build this before we’re too old,'” White-Cain told Secrets. However, the timing wasn’t right for the pastor, her ministry sermons were being shown on nine networks, and in her personal life, she was going through a divorce.
During an interview with CBN’s The 700 Club in October, White-Cain recalled how long before he was President Trump he had called her out of the blue, after seeing her sermon on Christian Television, and said how he appreciated what she had to say, and the way she delivered it. Then Donald Trump told her, “You have the ‘it’ factor,” to which she replied, “Sir, we call that the ‘anointing.'”
“And so he begins telling me his life,” White-Cain recalled. “About being confirmed Presbyterian. Raised in Norman Vincent Peale’s church. He went into deep sermons. His faith walk. His mother, who was a very Godly woman—a woman of prayer.”
The president was able to repeat “almost verbatim” three of her sermons, which White-Cain said were “absolutely brilliant.”
White-Cain has written a new book, an autobiography, “Something Greater,” a personal story about her relationship with God, her tumultuous life, and she also shares many stories about the president from the past 18 years.
“We need him in as president, he is fearless, he is fighting for this country, for the American people, White-Cain told Fox News.
The pastor suggested that God may have something else in mind for now for the president.
“But yes, who knows, maybe after his presidency,” said White-Cain, referring to President Trump’s dream of building a megachurch.
“God used Donald Trump in my life as much as I was used in his life,” wrote White-Cain who delivered the invocation at his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017.
“When it comes to my assignment to the president of the United States, I have come to understand that vindication is in the womb of time. I will stay faithful to what God has called me to do all the days of my life, and I don’t try to figure it out,” wrote White-Cain.