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News Conference to be Held in Chula Vista Regarding California Churches Re-Opening #openthedoors


Church United
May 21, 2020

CHULA VISTA, Calif., May 21, 2020 /Standard Newswire/ -- Bishop Art Hodges of South Bay Pentecostal Church, representing over 592 pastors and ministers and 265 churches in California, will host a news conference on Thursday, May 21 at 3:00 p.m. in the South Bay Pentecostal Church parking lot to ensure proper social distancing. The media is invited to attend with cameras for Q&A.

    Press Conference Details

    Date: Thursday, May 21

    Time: 3:00 p.m.


    South Bay Pentecostal Church,
    395 D Street,
    Chula Vista, CA 91910

The pastors and churches are grateful for the civil rights violation letter sent to Governor Newsom from the Department of Justice on May 19, 2020 from Eric S. Dreiband, Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, realizing the unfair treatment and discrimination towards houses of worship in California.

Last Thursday, Bishop Bob Jackson of Acts Full Gospel, Oakland hosted Church United's Northern California news conference. Bishop Barber of the Catholic Diocese also joined the evangelical coalition and messaged that the Church is essential.

Southern California San Diego pastors are uniting to share a Church United message titled #OpenTheDoors and sign a Declaration of Essentiality at to re-open church doors across the state of California.

Along with San Diego area pastors, these three speakers represent well over 2,500 California pastors:

  • Bishop Art Hodges, South Bay Pentecostal Church, representing over 592 pastors and ministers and 265 California churches.
  • Attorney Bob Tyler, President of Advocates for Faith & Freedom, a non-profit religious liberty law firm and Managing Partner of Tyler & Bursch, LLP. The non-profit covers defense of Constitutional and Religious Liberties, and their areas of practice include Corporate and Business, Labor and Employment, Real Estate and Land Use, Estate Planning, Asset Protection and Civil Litigation.
  • Pastor Jim Domen, Church United, Newport Beach, representing over 2,000 California pastors and over 500 California churches.

Read Declaration of Essentiality HERE

Read California Pastors' May 20, 2020 Letter to the Governor HERE

SOURCE Church United

CONTACT: Desaré Ferraro, 714-348-0808,,

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