Our Purpose

Immanuel House of Prayer is a Bible-based, Christ-centered church, built upon apostolic doctrine, yet practical in our application to everyday life. We are a family-oriented, community-enriching ministry with great emphasis placed on education. Our desire is to help people of every age, race, creed and color to come to know the Lord Jesus Christ personally. We are interested in the spiritual welfare of each child, teen, adult and family in our community and everywhere.

Our Vision

Our Mission

We are called by God and empowered by the Holy Spirit to continue the Mission of Jesus Christ. We are called to worship, to teach, to preach the gospel message, and to extend concern and compassion to all in need.

Co-Pastor Ellazean Johnson is a multi-talented woman who uses her skills to support the ministry of her husband, provide spiritual guidance and counseling to members, act as a model and teacher for pastors? wives, and enhance the beauty of the house of worship.   Using her professional training in Culinary Arts, EKG, and Nursing, Evangelist Johnson shows total commitment to her husband in his role as bishop. 

Bishop Thomas Lee Johnson, Sr. was baptized into the apostolic faith in 1970 at the age of twenty-four years.  Soon thereafter he answered the call to ministry.  He was ordained as an Elder in 1974 and was ordained again as a Bishop in 1994. During his years of ministry, Bishop Johnson became founder of Immanuel House of Prayer, North (1975) in Detroit, Michigan and Immanuel House of Prayer, South (1999) in Darien, Georgia.  He is Senior Pastor of both churches.  Bishop Johnson is also founder of the Immanuel Ecumenical Council of Apostolic Churches, International.  This Council promotes inter-denominational fellowship, provides ministerial and leadership training, offers individual and group counseling to pastors and their wives, supports community enrichment programs, and promotes academic growth and development.

Through our work and the grace of the Lord, we hope to build a brighter, more fruitful community and a wonderfully more loving world for all.

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