Community Leader Appointed Executive Pastor for

New Church Plant on East Side


Evangelistic Temple COGIC has appointed longtime community leader Elder Kenya K. Hobbs as the Executive Pastor  of its new church plant located on the East side of Buffalo. Hobbs along with his wife, Evangelist Dianna Hobbs, founder and CEO of the award-winning and internationally recognized Empowering Everyday Women Online Magazine ( will lead this new effort to address the spiritual and practical concerns of community residents.

“We are intentional in our focus to operate a church that looks outward to helping the community to thrive and grow both spiritually and naturally,” said Elder Hobbs. “A good friend once told me ‘Love is what love does,’ and we intend to be doers of God’s word by getting out into the community and helping where we can to improve the conditions and concerns facing many residents,” he added. 

The church located at 84 Rickert Ave. in the heart of the inner city of Buffalo has its work cut out for it. But Hobbs is undeterred.  “As the old saying goes, ‘No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care,’ and we want to express compassion and concern in everything we do,” said 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.”

Evangelistic Temple is inviting community residents to its Easter Sunday service April 16th, 2017 beginning at 11am. The church welcomes anyone looking for spiritual enrichment through God’s word that has a burning desire to see the church be more socially active in addressing community challenges