WKBN - YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) - A Canfield pastor said God spoke to him and told him that Donald Trump would become the Republican nominee. Since that time, he said he believes he has been called to help with Trump's campaign.
"As I prayed, the Lord spoke to me that Mr. Trump was going to be the nominee, and also, I received that I was supposed to be putting myself in a position to serve the Kingdom of God through this man when the opportunities came," said Frank Amedia, who leads Touch of Heaven Christian Church in Canfield.
Amedia, who broadcasts Christian TV programming via satellite around the world from the local church, said he and four other ministers have met privately with Trump at his offices in New York to discuss the candidate's positions on abortion, freedom of religion and immigration. He said he is now an unpaid liaison to the Trump campaign, although no one with the Trump's campaign could be reached to confirm that.
Included in the meeting were Sid Roth, host of "It's Supernatural!" of the Messianic Vision Ministry; Rick Joyner, founder of MorningStar Ministries; Mario Bramnick, president of the Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition; and Herman Martir, president of the Asian Action Network.
Also discussed was Trump's proposal to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Amedia said Trump is willing to work on a solution that protects legal immigrants while finding a problem to tackle the criminal element.
The meeting with Trump came after Amedia was invited to offer opening prayers at Trump rallies last March and in Vienna just days before the Ohio Primary.
"I could sense that the man that I was personally with at that moment was a lot different than that which is portrayed in the media. I saw a true genuine compassion and a humility for prayer, and that meant a lot," he said.
The pastor admits he was caught up in an odometer-tampering case back in the early 1990s and testified under immunity. Amedia, who was never criminally charged in the case, said the incident caused him to devote his life to God.
He now believes Trump's fortunes could ultimately hinge on his own faithfulness.
"I'll say this, I believe that if he does walk in obedience to God, I don't think the election will be close," he said.
Amedia says he will be attending a meeting with Trump later this month in which the candidate could address 600 to 700 ministers from around the country to explain his positions and ask for their support.
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