Our church was started in 1983 by the late Pastor Rupert L. Dudley. The Lord Jesus Christ House of Prayer Church in Oxford, North Carolina was one of many ministries that he established during his ministry. Through Pastor Dudley's ministry a firm foundation was laid in The Lord Jesus Christ House of Prayer. LJCHOP was definitely a church that focused on winning the lost at any cost.
Another focus of the LJCHOP was to equip believers to do the work of the ministry as one grows in Christ. It was not good enough to sit, we were called to produce. It doing so, many believers have gone on to become apostles, prophets, pastors, evangelists, teachers and leaders in the Body of Christ.
In July 2002, Pastor Dudley went home to be with the Lord and soon after Assistant Pastor Anthony Herndon became the pastor of the LJCHOP Church. As Pastor Herndon began to get established as pastor, he was led to take the LCHOP through a transformation process. Many changes have taken place to move the ministry forward as well as to continue to develop the Body of Christ. One of the major changes was for the church to operate under the name Emmanuel Worship Center. It was our opportunity to take all the wisdom of the past and do something great for God. We are continuing to press forward and be all that God has purposed and called.
We are a place for the hungry believer. The person, couple, single parent, or family that is ready to grow will fit perfectly at Emmanuel Worship Center. We look forward to meeting you one Sunday morning in the near future.
Pastor Anthony Herndon
Emmanuel Worship Center