Phil Waldrep

Phil Waldrep, evangelist and leader of Phil Waldrep Evangelistic Association. [DECATUR DAILY FILE]

Decatur evangelist Phil Waldrep will deliver the opening prayer at the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

C-Span will stream the prayer live at 11 a.m. U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, nominated Waldrep to lead the prayer.

A native of Morgan County, Waldrep formed Phil Waldrep Evangelistic Association in 1980 and, four years later, hosted his first conference. In the past 35 years, more than a million people have attended one of the association’s conferences.

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