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Emmanuel Worship Center
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North Park University
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Reverend Dr. Jocelyn Carita Thornton is the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Worship Center in Park Forest, Illinois. Upon the launching of Emmanuel, Dr. Thornton also became the first woman to plant a church in The Central Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Through her God given vision, the people of Emmanuel bring hope, healing, and wholeness to humanity through innovative and creative mini...stry programs and initiatives.
A prophetic psalmist and preacher of the Gospel, Dr. Thornton's roots lie deep in educational leadership and spiritual development. A native of Chicago, Illinois she has served in various church leadership positions throughout the Midwestern and Southern states and co-labored with prominent men and women of the Gospel for over 20 years.
Dr. Thornton received the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with a concentration in Finance, from Loyola University of Chicago, and the Master of Divinity degree from the James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. In May of 2011, Dr. Thornton was the first African American woman to receive the Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree from North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. Additionally, in May of 2011, Dr. Thornton was be affirmed in the office of Apostle and oversees the Pastors Division of the Kingdom Empowerment Fivefold Church Fellowship under the leadership of Apostolic Prelate, Bishop Janice Fountaine.
Through the vision of Jocelyn Thornton Ministries International, individuals all over the world will be transformed by the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Men, women, and children will be impacted by God’s Word and through God’s power, to live lives for God’s Kingdom and God’s glory.
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