Top officials regulars at White House Bible classes
Weekly Bible study classes are being held at the White House, and some Trump administration officials — including Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — join them when they are in town, according to a story on the Christian Broadcasting Network.
The classes are led by Ralph Drollinger, founder of Washington-based Capitol Ministries, which has the following as its mission, according to its website:
“The BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal) of Capitol Ministries is to deliver the Gospel to every public servant, in every capitol every year! Since our founding in 1996 our vision has not changed: to evangelize elected officials and lead them toward maturity in Christ. We stay away from politics and concentrate on the hearts of leaders. Our above purpose statement reflects this.”
Drollinger also leads twice-weekly Bible study classes on Capitol Hill for members of the House and Senate, according to the ministries’ website:
“Capitol Ministries, which has planted Bible studies in 40 state Capitols and 24 foreign nations, has a mission to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to political leaders around the world.”
The network reported that DeVos, Sessions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Health and Human
Services Secretary Tom Price have been among the participants, and that President Donald Trump has been invited and receives a copy of each week’s Bible lesson. It quoted Drollinger as saying: “It’s the best Bible study that I’ve ever taught in my life. They are so teachable. They’re so noble. They’re so learned.”
There was no immediate response to queries about this from the White House, the vice president’s office or the departments of education, justice or health and human services. A CIA spokesman said he could not comment. Drollinger did not immediately return phone calls. The website of his ministries says this on its media
“Privacy Notice: Please note that it is the strict policy of Capitol Ministries not to comment on any Public Servant who is involved with our organization. We protect
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to federal, state and local law enforcement officials in July about efforts to combat violent crime in Las Vegas. Sessions and other top Trump administration officials — when in town — attend weekly Bible study classes at the White House.