LANSING, Mich. — Today State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) invited Pastor Phillip Ferrell to deliver the invocation before Senate Session.

Pastor Ferrell has led the Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church in Belleville, Michigan for 24 years. Founded in 1951, the church is committed to providing guidance as members of their congregation take the next steps in their spiritual journey.

Sen. Hopgood believes everyone, regardless of affiliation, can benefit from Pastor Ferrell’s message of unity and goodwill.

“I admire Pastor Ferrell’s service and commitment to the 6th District,” Sen. Hopgood said. “It was truly great to have him in Lansing to share his insights with the Senate today.”

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.