Rev. Paul Lowe Jr., pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, and his wife, LaGail, pose in the White House in front of a portrait of John F. Kennedy Jr. The couple recently returned from a three-day visit to Washington, D.C., where Rev. Lowe and other noted and loyal Democrats attended a holiday reception hosted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and were briefed by White House staffers on issues important to the president in his second term, including avoiding the so-called “fiscal cliff” and reform of both the health care and immigration systems. Lowe is the chair of the N.C. Democratic Party’s Fifth Congressional District and was a delegate at this year’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.