Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has debunked rumors that he asked relevant authorities in the United States to allow him lead the pre-inauguration service for President Donald Trump.
The Inauguration Day Prayer service is a known tradition that precedes the actual inauguration ceremony, for the President-elect, and his vice, along with their family, friends and colleagues.
In an interview with Starr FM’s Bola Ray, Duncan-Williams described his participation at the services as an ‘honor’, stating he had stepped in for another pastor who was selected to lead the prayer service but later cancelled.
According to the Archbishop, though he was pleased with the opportunity, it came with many complications as some of his friends had cautioned him against accepting the offer.
“But I had to make a decision that as long as my motive was clear and that it wasn’t something I went lobbying for but an opportunity that came my way, I had to just go in there to do what I know to do best and believe God to give me the inspiration and audacity to stand there and just have a heart that I have for leaders and pray that God’s purpose for which he was chosen will be fulfilled. So I just did what I had to do and I just walked off,” he stated.
In the early hours of January 20, right before the Inauguration Ceremony for America’s new president, Archbishop Duncan-Williams led the prayer service for the Donald Trump, his vice Mike Pence along with their families and close friends.
Photos of the Action Chapel International leader flooded social media after Vice President Mike Pence tweeted about the service.
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