Pastor Ralph E. Williamson (Courtesy photo)

Christ Our Redeemer AME Church will rededicate its newly renovated sanctuary on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m., at 45 Tesla in Irvine. The event culminates a six-month long project.

The service kicks-off with praise and worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by the rededication service. During the service, COR’s new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Ralph E. Williamson, will be officially introduced to the community. Williamson, who previously served at First AME in Las Vegas, was appointed to COR in Oct. 2019.

“This is a new season for spiritual development and church growth at COR. Come celebrate with us in a dynamic worship experience on Sunday, Jan. 20,” said Williamson.

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The guest preacher will be Bishop Clement W. Fugh, presiding prelate of the Fifth Episcopal District of the AME Church. Also, Minister Clarence Walker will direct the COR choir and the Rev. Stephanie Butler Adams will lead the liturgical dance team.

COR, founded by five people on the UC-Irvine campus, is the largest predominately African American Church in Orange County with more than 3,700 members.

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