President Obama and his family have chosen their new Church. Its Evergreen Chapel in Maryland, the same Church as the two former President Bush chose to attend.
Evergreen Chapel is located near Camp David, the holiday camp for the US Presidents and their family. Evergreen Chapel is an independent Church, which serves 400 employees, mainly soldiers, who protects the Presidents properties at Camp David. The Obama-family have visited a lot of Churches in Washington, but have opted for the Church at their weekends and holiday camp.
The reason for this choic, is reportedly the President dislike of cameras inside the Churches of Washington. At Camp David he will get more privacy when he prays or sings in the Church.
The Obama family have been without a Church, since they broke away from the controversial pastor Jeremiah Wright.
President George Bush dedicated the Evergreen Chapel in 1991. At the ceremony, the late Cardinal James Hickey of Washington delivered a sermon calling the chapel a «witness to our common belief that we need to seek divine guidance in the conduct of our national affairs».
Camp David’s current chaplain, Lieut. Carey Cash, leads the services at Evergreen. Cash earned his theology degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth — and, yes, that means Obama’s new pastor is a Southern Baptist.