New Church Leaders: Erica and Warryn Campbell Launch ‘The California Worship Center’
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 10:10AM
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Article By Emily Brunson:: EEW Magazine News Editor

Move over Alvin Love and First Lady CeCe Winans. Make room for another husband and wife team in music to step into their role of pastor and first lady.

The Winans, who launched Nashville Life Christian Church in 2012, preceded award-nominated solo artist, Erica Campbell and her producer husband, Warryn Campbell III, who are officially accepting God's call to build a local church ministry together.

The California Worship Center, the name of the couple’s church, was revealed during an interview on The Yolanda Adams Morning show.

“Warryn is real serious about ministry and wants to make sure that, above all, it is God-centered,” she said of the My Block Records CEO. “We kind of take the approach of [reaching out to] the broken, wounded people who have kind of been jaded by church and don’t want to go no more.”

 Erica Campbell and Warryn Campbell, winners of Best Gospel Song for 'Go Get It,' pose in the press room at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: GETTY)

The Campbells, who have been inviting the community to Bible studies in a California hotel, are ready to officially take the plunge into the roles of pastor and first lady—something the WE tv reality star acknowledges will be challenging with her already busy schedule.

“When He first said it, I said, ‘Now Lord, you know I’m gone all of July and then, so, the church—how is that supposed to work?’ But to whom much is given, much is required,” Campbell reasoned, quoting a portion of Luke 12:48.

Singer Erica Campbell attends the BET Celebration of Gospel 2014 at Orpheum Theatre on March 15, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: GETTY)

She continued, “He’ll give us the grace to do it, the timing and the space, and all that kind of stuff. We’ll come to it. I dare not say no.”

The wife and mother, who recently released her chart-topping debut solo album, Help, has a hectic year of promotion and touring ahead.  

Listen to Campbell make the announcement below:

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