Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., has confirmed a visit to disgraced former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in his North Carolina prison on Friday, describing the visit in a public statement as a “private moment.”

Jackson, currently serving a 30-month sentence for stealing $750,000 in campaign funds for personal purchases, has started receiving visitors at the Butner Federal Correctional Facility since being admitted on Oct. 29.

Among the former Congressman’s guests were Pastor Warren and Saddelback Church’s Associate Pastor Anthony Miller.

“This is a private moment and we just want to love on him and pray with him,” Warren said in a statement, according to the Chicago-Sun Times Voices blog.

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