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7 Evangelicals Who Made an Impact in 2017

7 Evangelicals Who Made an Impact in 2017

Pastor Paula White-Cain, spiritual adviser to President Donald Trump, speaks at the White House on the National Day of Prayer, May 4, 2017. |

Paula White

The Florida televangelist became known during the 2016 presidential election as Trump's "God whisperer" as she helped rally the support of prominent evangelical leaders around the thrice married billionaire real estate mogul before the general election.

Having known Trump for over 17 years, White, the 51-year-old pastor of New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, is considered to be Trump's closest spiritual adviser and often attests to the president's Christian faith. She was also one of six faith leaders to speak at Trump's inauguration.

Throughout the first year of Trump's presidency, White has played a vital role in a group of about 20 to 30 evangelical leaders who regularly serve as informal advisers to the Trump administration.

White and the other evangelical advisers have made visits to the White House and Eisenhower Executive Office building a number of times throughout the year for meetings and listening sessions with administration officials.

There has been much reported on how the informal advisers have pressured the administration to take certain actions, such as recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or reversing Obama's military transgender policy.

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