BROOKLYN, N.Y. (RNS) — Preaching days after he became the first member of the White House’s evangelical advisory board to resign after the president’s comments on Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. A.R. Bernard said he sees the controversy swirling around the board as a sign that “God is at work.”
Bernard, senior pastor of the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, a predominantly African-American congregation, found himself one of few minority members on the board when Trump established it during his campaign.
He told his congregation that he took heat for joining the board, but considered it an opportunity to influence policy for