Barack Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
Washington: President Barack Obama may have expected a quiet Easter, but his presence rallied a congregation eager to greet him and his family to the front of the church.
Obama, along with wife Michelle and their two daughters sat in the second row at Nineteenth Street Baptist Church, nearly three kilometres north of the White House.
They received a standing ovation during the welcome, with dozens of worshippers gathering around to shake the Obamas` hands and take pictures.
The senior pastor, Derrick Harkins, joked that he didn`t realize so many people were sitting in the front section. The pastor repeated "Amen" in a call for people to return to their seats.
The service included a sermon titled "Resurrection Realities" and a praise dance and trumpet-led hymn.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- WATCH: Kieron Pollard's epic celebration after destroying Lahore Qalandars in Dubai
- Mitchell Johnson takes a dig at Anil Kumble over calling Steve O'Keefe 'steady'
- India vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 3: As it happened...
- BMC poll results: Shiv Sena approaches Congress for pact, party says 'not interested'
- Indian doctor rescued from ISIS recounts horror, says 'they forced me to watch videos, shot me thrice'