McCain's faith, pastor hard to pigeonhole

Episcopalian and Baptist
John McCain has a deep and personal Christian commitment despite his reluctance to speak publicly about it, according to the man that the Arizona senator and presumed GOP presidential nominee claims as his pastor.

Dan Yeary, pastor of North Phoenix Baptist Church, described the senator and his wife, Cindy, as “very unobtrusive” people who don’t seek special attention when they are able to come to worship. “They come in the side door. They’re very pleasant. They talk to people. They’re very approachable.”

But the man McCain calls “my family’s pastor” said his relationship with the candidate is not a particularly close one. Yeary said he’s done “no more [for McCain] than I would do for any church member” in the 7,000-member congregation.


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