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New Church Seeks to Empower People With Purpose:

October 31, 2008

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Led by Pastor John Lewis, Junior, Emmanuel Christian Assembly will hold its first church service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9, at Regal Cinemas Jack London Stadium 9 in Oakland, Calif., with free on-site parking.

The mission of the new church is to empower people to know and fulfill their unique God-given purpose in life. With a centralized location that allows for a diverse audience and unique worship experience, the non- denominational church welcomes people of all ages, cultures, and faith backgrounds to attend.

“At Emmanuel Christian Assembly, your purpose is our purpose,” said Pastor Lewis, founder of the church. “We want to help people know their purpose in life and then live it out. That is why I am thrilled to have this opportunity to welcome adults and young people alike to our very first service.”

A preacher, teacher, singer, songwriter, musician, and author, Pastor Lewis has been the senior pastor of several churches in the San Francisco Bay area over the past 25 years. After accepting his call into the ministry and receiving his initial training from his pastor at age 21, Pastor Lewis studied at what is currently known as Christian Life College in Stockton, California. He then served as a full-time traveling evangelist before settling in the San Francisco Bay area and becoming a pastor.

Emmanuel Christian Assembly also offers additional meeting times with “Empowered Faith” at 3:30 p.m. on Sundays and “Prevailing Purpose” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, both at Homewood Suites Hotel in Oakland.

About Emmanuel Christian Assembly

Founded by Pastor John Lewis, Junior, Emmanuel Christian Assembly (http://www.go2emmanuel.org/) is a non-denominational church that exists to empower people to discover, understand, embrace, and fulfill their God-given purpose. The assembly welcomes people of all ages, cultures, and faith backgrounds – with weekly Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. at Regal Cinemas Jack London Stadium 9 in Oakland, Calif.

          For more information, contact Pastor John Lewis, Junior             Phone: 512.228.8320 -- Email: john@go2emmanuel.com                        Website: http://www.go2emmanuel.org/  

Emmanuel Christian Assembly

CONTACT: Pastor John Lewis, Junior of Emmanuel Christian Assembly,+1-510-228-8320, john@go2emmanuel.com

Web site: http://www.go2emmanuel.org/