Gohmert told ITK about his sermon, “The fact that I am asked to speak or preach in churches should make clear to everyone just how big the tent of the Christian church is. It should give hope to every aspiring preacher that if Louie can do it by the grace of God, I can do it by the grace of God.”

The lawmaker, 59, wasn’t exactly a fish out of water at Sunday’s religious services — he serves as a deacon at his family’s church and teaches Sunday school.