Antioch, California (6/26/11) One by one, the cars pulled into the parking lot of Black Diamond Middle School on Sterling Hills Drive in Antioch, California. It was to be the first Sunday service of the newly organized church called, His Praise Worship Center, at 10 AM, in the inside amphitheater (yes there is such a thing).
Some entered cautiously with uncertainty. As they recognized one another coming in, joy lit their faces. A church congregation is a family.
This particular congregation is more than that. They are an extremely loving and generous people bound together in the love of God, pulling together. They give of themselves to help others. They've, fed and clothed 1000 people a month who would have gone without had it not been for this congregation.
Kim Moreno has greatly affected the lives of hundreds of teen-age girls and young women every month with her program, WOW,=Women of Worth. A Community Chaplains program was established to train chaplains to serve people at their time and place of need.
This congregation has encouraged and ministered to the addicted to help them get their lives back on track. One of the ministers, Pastor Joe Seeley makes a trip to Stockton once a week to work with such people with outstanding results. He uses his own time, pays for his own gas and is not paid for doing it.
As the church service was underway, prayer was offered for Pastor Joe and Ken, his twin brother, also a pastor, who are on a missionary journey overseas.