Immanuel Bible Church

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Immanuel Bible Church
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Immanuel Bible Church
Location6911 Braddock Rd., Springfield, VA 22151
Country United States
DenominationNon-Denominational
Websiteimmanuelbible.church
History
Founded1964
Clergy
Senior pastor(s)Jesse Johnson

Immanuel Bible Church is a non-denominational megachurch located in Springfield, Virginia.

History[edit]

The church was founded in 1964 as a Baptist church (part of the General Association of Regular Baptists). The groundbreaking for the church's building took place in 1966.[1] In 1984 the church became non-denominational.

Immanuel Christian School[edit]

The school has been criticized for their anti-LGBT policies, which ban LGBTQ students and employees. This followed the decision of Karen Pence, second lady, to return as an art teacher in early 2019.[2] The attention the school received as a result of this caused a media debate as to whether their policies are discriminatory.[3] A result of this controversy is the decision of The Sheridan School to refuse to play division basketball games with ICS.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.icsva.org/about-ics/our-heritage/
  2. ^ Haag, Matthew (Jan 16, 2019). "Karen Pence Is Teaching at Christian School That Bars L.G.B.T. Students and Teachers". Retrieved Aug 30, 2019 – via NYTimes.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Opfer, Chris. "Karen Pence Teaching Gig Features LGBT, Religious Rights Debate". news.bloomberglaw.com. Retrieved Aug 30, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ comment, 2019 / Leave a (Feb 4, 2019). "School Will No Longer Play Sports Games at Christian School Over LGBT Stance". The Daily Signal. Retrieved Aug 30, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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