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Prosperity and Word of Faith preacher Kenneth Copeland posted a photo to social media on Tuesday of a letter that he received from President Trump congratulating him for “50 years of ministry.” “Melania and I send our warmest wishes as you celebrate 50 years of ministry,” began the letter, which was dated Aug. 16 but just shared this week. “For half a century, you have devoted your life to faith and humanity. Your enduring commitment to spreading the word of God has influenced the lives of people across the United States and around the world.”

“We hope your heart is filled with joy, knowing your efforts to spread a message of hope are an inspiration to people who seek the love and mercy of the Lord,” it continued. “Congratulations on this remarkable achievement.” Copeland’s staff thanked Trump for the recognition, writing, “Thank you President @DonaldTrump for officially recognizing Kenneth Copeland Ministries for 50 years in ministry!”  READ MORE