LANSING, Mich. — Today State Senator Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D–Taylor) invited Pastor Vincent J. Matthews to deliver the invocation before Senate session.

Pastor Matthews has led the Peoples Community Church in Westland, Michigan for the past 12 years. He was licensed to preach at the age of nine and was ordained when he was 20-years-old.

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

“I admire Pastor Matthews’ service and commitment to the 6th District,” Sen. Hopgood said. “A born-and-raised Detroiter, he is committed to leading his congregation in their spiritual journey and instilling hope by sharing his life experiences, and I am grateful he was able to be with us at the Senate in Lansing today.”

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

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Pictured in the attached photo, from left to right are Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor), Pastor Vincent J. Matthews from Peoples Community Church in Westland, and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley.

Pictured in the photo, from left to right are Sen. Hoon-Yung Hopgood (D-Taylor), Pastor Vincent J. Matthews from Peoples Community Church in Westland, and Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley.