Donald Trump joined Great Faith Ministries International, an African American church located in Detroit, on Saturday where he spoke to the community about the importance of faith helping to heal a divided nation.
“For centuries, the African American church has been the conscience of our country,” Trump told the congregation as he spoke briefly during the service.
The Republican nominee said African American churches have “lifted up the soul of our nation” and led the civil rights movement.
He said he wants leaders to help heal the nation by providing “a greater platform to the black churches and church goers.”
“I will always support your church — always — and defend your right to worship,” he added. “I hope my presence here will also help your voice to reach new audiences in our country and many of these audiences desperately need your spirit and your thought.”
Dr. Ben Carson joined Trump at the church.