DALLAS -- U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is a special guest of a Dallas minister during a public forum on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
The two leaders have special interests in helping those living in poverty.
Ryan will be at the library in downtown Dallas late Monday to continue MLK's legacy. He was invited to Texas by Pastor Omar Jahwar of Kingdom War Church, who was a guest of Ryan's during the State of the Union last week.
The pair became friends 18 months ago when they were featured in a series of short films called "Comeback," spotlighting people who overcame adversity.
The pastor says Ryan called him, asking to see his work in Dallas and find out what he does to create a violence-free zone in schools.
Monday's forum is invite-only, and other guests include youth advocates, community activists and experts in urban demographics.
Pastor Jahwar sat down with News 8 Daybreak to discuss Ryan's visit.