Donald and Melania Trump attend Easter service before spending the day in Mar-a-Lago with grandchildren
Former President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania received thunderous rounds of applause when they attended the Easter Sunday service in Florida today.
The couple stood in the front row of Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens for the morning service.
A member of the congregation, filmed as Senior Pastor Todd Mullins, led the packed chapel in prayer.
Mullins then introduced the former president, saying, “It is also our privilege, my privilege, to welcome the president (s) Mrs. Trump today too.”
The Trumps turned to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd, and Melania raised her hand to wave.
Afterwards, the pair chatted with Mullins while the Easter service continued with a live band performance.
Donald and Melania Trump talk to Christ Fellowship Church Senior Pastor Todd Mullins today during an Easter Sunday service in Palm Beach Gardens
Tom, the father of senior pastor Todd Mullins, who founded the Church in 1983, served on Trump’s Evangelical Executive Advisory Board
The former first couple turned to acknowledge the rousing applause they received after being introduced to the congregation
The couple seemed relaxed amid the great crowd and seemed to mingle freely with the other maskless guests
“We always welcome everyone to join us in the Christ Fellowship to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus,” Mullins said afterwards.
This year, perhaps more than ever, we hope that Jesus’ message of hope and salvation will spread widely and bring joy to all who hear it. ‘
Amazed onlookers seemed delighted to see the former first couple in the 22,500-square-foot worship center, which can accommodate about 1,500 people.
In the photos and video posted online, none of the attendees wore masks, and the Trumps seemed to mingle freely with other worshipers in the large crowd.
Tom, the father of Todd Mullins, founded the Christ Fellowship Church in 1983, initially holding services in his living room before attending a nearby school canteen.
Today, the Christ Fellowship Church is one of the 25 largest churches in America with as many as 30,000 weekly visitors in locations all over Florida.
Tom Mullins was also on the Trump campaign’s Evangelical Executive Advisory Board.
After the service, Trump’s motorcade returned to Mar-a-Lago, where Trump spent some quality time with the grandchildren.
The grandchildren went Easter egg hunt with dozens of other children in the stately gardens of Mar-a-Lago.
“I’m not sure they work that hard for it, but it’s still a good tradition and they had fun,” said Donald Trump Jr., who posted a video of the kids looking for treats.
Don Jr also posted a series of adorable family snaps on Instagram.
Donald Trump shares a tender moment in Mar-a-Lago on Easter Sunday with one of his grandchildren
Grandpa Trump poses for a photo with Don Jr’s five kids, who recently moved into a new home just 20 minutes away with their dad Don Jr
‘Easter with Grandpa. I hope you all had a great one, ” Don Jr wrote on Instagram as he shared snaps from the happy day. He and his girlfriend Kimberley Guilfoyle just bought a $ 9.7 million house in the neighborhood
Three of Donald Trump Jr.’s five children show off their Easter baskets on an egg hunt in Mar-a-Lago
Trump’s grandchildren took part in a big Easter egg hunt under a sunny sky at the Florida club
‘Easter with Grandpa. I hope you all had a great one, ” Don Jr wrote on Instagram alongside the photos.
Trump released an Easter message earlier Sunday targeting his political enemies.
“Happy Easter to ALL, including the radical left CRAZIES who rigged our presidential elections and want to destroy our country!” Trump wrote in the statement, which was released by his Save America PAC.
Don Jr. and girlfriend Kimberley Guilfoyle recently sprayed $ 9.7 million on an 11,000-square-foot mansion in the exclusive gated community of Admirals Cove.
Their new home is just 20 minutes from Mar-a-Lago.
Previously, Eric and Lara Trump were seen attending an Easter Sunday service before packing up and leaving Mar-a-Lago.
Lara was wearing a white dress when she was spotted holding her one-year-old daughter, Carolina, while on her way to change into comfortable clothes.
Carolina and her three-year-old brother, Eric Jr., both wore white while holding their colorful Easter baskets.
Eric is seen packing last suitcase to pack in SUV as they prepare to leave Mar-a-Lago on Sunday
Lara’s daughter and son, Eric Jr, were both seen in white on Sunday holding their Easter egg baskets
Lara Trump is seen in a white dress holding her one-year-old daughter, Carolina, leaving an Easter Sunday service
Lara and Carolina were both decked out in their most beautiful Easter days when they were spotted in Mar-a-Lago on Sunday
Carolina was still wearing white, but she also changed into more comfortable clothes when her father lifted her into her car seat
A short while later, Lara and her children reappeared in comfortable clothes, sporty jeans and a white Lara shirt. She was seen helping Eric pack a vehicle with multiple suitcases as they prepared to leave Mar-a-Lago.
Eric and Lara have been based in New York City for years and are still believed to live there with their children.
Lara and Eric were seen on Sunday, just two days after former President Donald Trump was seen in Mar-a-Lago with former first lady Melania and their son Barron, making it the first time the family got together since he left office.
A video posted to Instagram on Friday shows the Trump family strolling through an outdoor dining area at the club in Palm Beach, Florida, where Trump made his home after leaving the Oval Office.
“Mr. President!” one supporter hears shouting, while the club members cheer and applaud, while some get up.
Barron, 15, was noticeably absent from Trump’s farewell speech on his last day in office, and Melania has spoken out in her protection of the young teen from public scrutiny.
Although Trump has been golfing many times since his departure, including on Saturdays, Barron has not been out in the open for several months.
In December, Melania toured Florida private prep schools in search of the right person for Barron to continue his education.