New Pisgah Meets Governor Rauner
After receiving an honored invitation to give the invocation at the 2016 Illinois State Assembly on February 17, 2016 in which Governor Rauner presented the State of Illinois 2016 Budget Address, Pastor Wayne L. Smith of New Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church took the opportunity to pray for the leaders and their decisions to help the citizens of Illinois. Pastor understands the grave impact of the state of affairs and the importance of having a balanced budget. He works directly with the directors of childhood education institutes, senior homes, veteran housing, and neighborhood housing and community stabilization organizations. The invocation Pastor Wayne presented to the 99th Illinois Assembly aimed to set the tone for reconciliation and action to move our great state forward in keeping with the principles and values set years ago by President Abraham Lincoln.