America’s first family celebrated Easter Sunday at the Allen Chapel AME Church in Southeast D.C., ABC News reported. 

Church leaders were elated to see the Obamas in the congregation, which is still coping from a drive-by shooting that occurred last week, leaving four teens dead.  

“His coming shows that he cares about people. He cares about this community. I think that’s something we can build upon,” Allen Chapel’s senior pastor, the Rev. Michael Bell told ABC News. 

President Obama’s mother-in-law, Marian Robinson also joined the family at the service. 

Still, some worshippers were not too happy about the Obamas’ presence, as some were forced to wait in long lines and go through metal detectors. Some congregants were even forced to leave after arriving late to the service, for security reasons. 

President Obama claimed his family would explore local churches in the area before joining one when he first settled in D.C., however, the president now says that the family will remain without a church because their attendance would be too intrusive.

“We’ve decided for now…not to join a single church. The reason is because Michelle and I have realized we are very disruptive to services,” Obama told NBC News last month. “Now, there are a whole bunch of churches who would say it’s OK, but when every other member of the congregation has to be ‘magged’ every time you attend.”