City Church, formerly known as Evangelistic Temple COGIC , has embarked on a re-branding initiative of the ministry under the leadership of Elder Kenya K. Hobbs, Pastor.
Since taking over as pastor of the small congregation located at 84 Rickert Ave., on Buffalo’s east side, Hobbs has been actively working to cast a new vision for the nascent ministry.
Pastor Hobbs says the church will focus its efforts in two critical areas impacting the African American community in Buffalo, literacy and workforce development. “We believe the church has an obligation to address both the practical and spiritual needs of people. If I’m having trouble reading, then how can I learn about this great God or fill out a job application for that matter?” Hobbs ponders.
City Church seeks to develop and strengthen people through sound biblical teaching coupled with practical principles for growth and advancement in every foundational area of their lives. Hobbs along with his wife, Evangelist Dianna Hobbs, founder and CEO of the internationally recognized Empowering Everyday Women Ministries, Inc. a not for profit, 501(c)3, will lead this effort.
City Church will share the good news of the Gospel message to a generation of people looking for leadership that places a high priority on investing their time, talents and treasure towards equipping people for real life. “We are intentional in our focus to operate a church that looks forward to helping people and families to thrive and grow both spiritually and naturally,” said Pastor Hobbs. “The Bible says in Jeremiah 31:3, ‘With loving kindness have I drawn thee,’ and we recognize that the greatest agent of change for any community is love.