A Miami megachurch, led by a controversial pastor, will host the launch of President Trump’s “Evangelicals for Trump” coalition at a Jan. 3 rally, The Miami Herald reports.
The West Kendall Church has been a popular campaign stop for political candidates interested in wooing Hispanic evangelical voters, The Herald writes. The megachurch is led by controversial Pastor Guillermo Maldonado, who goes by the title “apostle.”
Since Christianity Today released an editorial op-ed calling for Trump’s removal from office, the president has been working to strengthen his evangelical base.
The rally at Maldonado’s West Kendall Church is part of that strategy and also gives him access to one of the country’s largest Hispanic congregations, according to the Herald.
Maldonado is close to Trump and was present when the president signed an executive order protecting free speech and religious liberty.
According to local TV station WPLG, Maldonado has claimed that he has performed many miracles, including reviving a woman who had been in the morgue for an hour.