LANSING, Mich. — Today State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) invited Teaching Pastor Grant Agler, accompanied by Internet Pastor Bill Rice, to deliver the invocation before Senate Session.

Grant, as he prefers to be called, serves as the teaching pastor along with four other elders at Life Bridge Church in Taylor. The ministry, which was founded in 2012, is committed to delivering thought-provoking sermons in a casual, friendly environment. Grant’s message about the power of community is important for everyone.

“It was great to have Grant here to share some of his wisdom and insight with the Senate today,” Sen. Hopgood said. “I appreciate his service to the Taylor and Downriver communities and commitment to helping others, and will continue to draw inspiration from him and my other constituents in my efforts as their State Senator.”

Senators are able to invite individuals from their districts to lead the chamber in an invocation at the beginning of every session.

Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood is the first Korean American to hold state office in Michigan. A Democrat, he was elected to the Michigan State Senate in 2010 where he represents citizens of the 6th District located in Wayne County that includes the cities of Belleville, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Romulus, Taylor and Westland, and the townships of Huron, Sumpter, Van Buren and part of Brownstown.