Church says Trump isn't an 'active member'

The church that Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization MORE says he attends in Manhattan says the candidate is not an “active member.”


"Donald Trump has had a longstanding history with Marble Collegiate Church, where his parents were for years active members and one of his children was baptized. However, as he indicates, he is a Presbyterian, and is not an active member of Marble," the church said in a statement to CNN.

During a Thursday campaign stop in Greenville, S.C., Trump told reporters, "I am Presbyterian Protestant. I go to Marble Collegiate Church,” which is located on Fifth Avenue, south of Trump Tower.

Trump said he began going to church at the First Presbyterian Church in the Jamaica neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., when he was younger. CNN confirmed that he attended Sunday school and had his confirmation at that church.

In an interview with Sarah Palin on Friday night, Trump defended his decision not to name a favorite Bible verse when pressed by an interviewer.

“That’s a very personal thing. I don’t like giving that out to people that you hardly know,” Trump told Palin on “On Point” late Friday.

The presidential candidate has frequently cited the Bible as his favorite book.