Sen. Shirkey welcomes Jackson minister to Michigan Senate

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, welcomed Dr. Melvin Hitchens to the Michigan Capitol on Thursday. Hitchens, pastor of Community African Methodist Episcopal Church in Jackson, delivered the daily invocation before the start of the Senate session. Also pictured is Hitchens’ wife Gina.

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