The Rev. Paul Lawrence Binion II, pastor at Fresno’s Westside Church of God, is ready to deliver the prayer opening the House of Representatives’ session on Thursday, July 11.
Nominated for the task by Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, Binion will have about a minute to deliver the traditional prayer. Binion has led the Westside Church since 1977. The church has served the city’s west side since 1946.