Immanuel Praise Fellowship Celebrates New Facility
Rancho Cucamonga, CA– After four years and three different places of worship, Immanuel Praise Fellowship (IPF) and Pastors Kelvin and La Quetta Simmons will have their first service in their new 30,000 sq. ft. Worship and Empowerment Center on Sunday February 5, at 10:15am. In addition to moving in their new worship center located at 9592 7th Street Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730; IPF will celebrate their 4th Church Birthday which is the first Sunday in February.
Immanuel Praise Fellowship had their first worship service on Sunday February 3, 2008 in the multi-purpose room of EdEquity (an Educational Consultant Business) in Rancho Cucamonga and was their until the business abruptly closed and moved. During this time IPF was moving by faith to acquire a church facility that became vacant in Fontana, Ca. On the week-end of March 12-13 of 2011 IPF was told that they had to immediately vacate the building they were worshiping in and the church building they wanted to obtain had sold to another congregation. Pastors Kelvin and La Quetta Simmons immediately began to look for a place to conduct mid-week Bible Study and Sunday worship.
For two weeks Bible Study was held at Calvary Foursquare Church in Rancho Cucamonga, and they held worship at the Rancho Cucamonga Central Park Multi-Purpose Center. Afterwards for four months IPF worshiped and conducted Bible Study in two different locations; Bible Study upstairs at EdEquity, in the only part of the building that was available and worship at Rancho Cucamonga Central Park. “This was a time of testing for us and I thought that our members would get weary, but we continued to pray, worship, and trust God and people continued to look for us and join us,” stated Deacon Mark Bishop, a founding member of IPF.
During the month of February Immanuel Praise Fellowship will have three special celebrations for their 4th Church Birthday and to dedicate their new Worship and Empowerment Center. Starting on Sunday February 12th at 3:30pm – Sunday afternoon at 3:30, IPF will host guest churches and provide tours of their new facility. When asked about her feelings regarding IPF’s new building and upcoming celebrations, Co-Pastor La Quetta Bush-Simmons said, “I think our new facility is a gift from God; not only for the IPF ministry to the communities of people we are charged to serve.” Co-Pastor Bush continued, “During our celebrations, I want our guest to experience the magnitude of our appreciation for their support and their prayers throughout our time of ministry.
“I always knew we would move into our own place, but I did not think it would be this soon and not in the abundance we are moving to”, founding member Pastor Myesha Taylor joyfully stated when she was asked for her thinking regarding IPF’s impending move. She said “I am genuinely excited about the possibility and potential of what we can do in the vision God has given us in this new building.”
IPF’ s mission is “Changing Generations One Family at a Time” and over the past four years, IPF has brought groceries for unexpected families in supermarkets, they hosted a community forum on the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia on African-American families, they raised money and participated in a walk for Leukemia/Lymphoma, they helped build libraries in Africa and through their couples ministry K.I.S.S. (Keeping It Sacred & Simple), IPF has fortified marriages, relationships and families.