At Center of Praise Ministries you will discover a place of honor through real people who are dedicated to following Jesus Christ our Lord.
Center of Praise Ministries was conceptualized by the divine directive given to our founder and visionary, Bishop Parnell M. Lovelace, Jr. While yet a student at Oral Roberts University, Bishop Lovelace was given the mandate to begin a ministry in his native home of Sacramento, California. The ministry has served to embrace people of all backgrounds with a message of unconditional love and abundant grace with core one goal: making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Now, over a quarter-Century later, our mission of making disciples is carried out under the leadership of our Senior Pastor, Joseph S. Sissac. Through side-by-side engagements, we as a church community reach inwardly to facilitate spiritual growth of our members; outwardly to impact those around us, whether locally, regionally or globally; and upwardly, doing everything to bring glory to the Lord and to the expansion of the Kingdom of God.
Our vision is to make full-circle disciples who embrace and respond to the nature of God. Because He's Here (omnipresent)... We Worship. Because He Knows (omniscient)... We Learn. Because He's Able (omnipotent)... We Serve. As disciples, we continue to embrace and respond to who God is, and we are continually transformed to become more and more like Christ.
Want to be part of our family? We invite you to join us for Starting Point Member Class.
Want to gain a firm foundation in the Word of God, or have questions answered about who God is, what prayer is, or why the Bible? Join us for a six-week walk through Biblical Foundations: a course designed with both the new believer and the long-time church attender in mind.
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