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07/30/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Evergreen Chapel: Time Reports Obama Chose Church At Camp David, White House Denies

Time Magazine reported Monday that President Obama, after months of visiting different places of worship, had chosen the church at Camp David:

For the past five months, White House aides and friends of the Obamas have been quietly visiting local churches and vetting the sermons of prospective first ministers in a search for a new and uncontroversial church home. Obama has even sampled a few himself, attending services at 19th Street Baptist on the weekend before his inauguration and celebrating Easter at St. John's Episcopal Church.

Now, in an unexpected move, Obama has told White House aides that instead of joining a congregation in Washington, D.C., he will follow in George W. Bush's footsteps and make his primary place of worship Evergreen Chapel, the nondenominational church at Camp David.

However, the White House has dismissed the report as erroneous, saying Obama is still searching for his church.

The president and first family continue to look for a church home," White House deputy press secretary Jen Psaki told Politico by e-mail. "They have enjoyed worshiping at Camp David and several other congregations over the months, and will choose a church at the time that is best for their family."

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