BOONE, North Carolina (WJHL) – United States Vice President Mike Pence attended a church service with Rev. Franklin Graham at Alliance Bible Fellowship.
News Channel 11’s Kristen Gallant was in Boone Sunday morning.
The Vice President arrived at the church around 8:50 a.m. and the service started around 9 a.m. Sunday.
Streets leading up to Alliance Bible Fellowship were blocked off as Vice President Pence attended Sunday morning service.
“We are privileged, deeply honored today to have worshiping with us today Vice President of the United States Mike Pence,” said the paster as they streamed the entire service on their Facebook page.
Media were not allowed in the church during the service.
“He was here to worship and didn’t take the time or opportunity to make a political statement,” said a congregation member, Joe Temple, “He was just here to worship. It was pretty special.”
The Vice President has been in North Carolina campaigning only days away from Election Day.
On his last stop in North Carolina, he was joined by Evangelist Franklin Graham.
“He’s a believer, a strong believer,” said BJ Oblinski, “He’s not a cookie-cutter Christian who says things to get votes.”
Other churchgoers said the Vice President did not speak to the congregation during the service.
“You know they kept Jesus as the main focus,” said Justin Bates, “They did mention him a few times at the very beginning. They said they were honored to host him, but they were there for Jesus mainly, and that was really awesome to see.”
Though it was a short visit to Boone, seeing the Vice President in-person was an experience many congregation members won’t soon forget.
The Vice President left around 10 a.m. Sunday morning after the first service to head back to Washington D.C., according to White House Officials.