Emmanuel Apostolic Church was started in 1968 by District Elder Jerry Hubbard, in his home with his wife and daughter. The Lord blessed two people in the neighborhood to receive the Holy Ghost in his living room. The church began to grow and they moved to a building on Santa Clara Street, then shortly after they moved to Broadway Street.
In 1978 The Lord blessed District Elder Hubbard to purchase the building on 121 Lemon Street. Many souls were saved and blessed.
In 1988 District Elder Hubbard and the members of Emmanuel purchased 9 lots on 6th Street. By 1989 the creation of the new building was on its way, and it was all by the help of the Lord. One of our long time faithful members, Minister James Gray by working for Conco we were able to cement the parking lot and pour the foundation for the building. The Lord blessed the Church to be completed in January 1991.
District Elder Hubbard had a stroke in 2002, District Elder Hubbards wife, Pastor Johnnie Hubbard then became pastor. In 2004 Pastor Johnnie Hubbard and the Emmanuel members purchased the property to birth Emmanuel Arms Preschool and Childcare Center.
In January of 2007 Pastor Johnnie Hubbard and Pastor Bryan Harris merged Emmanuel Apostolic and Christ Temple to become Emmanuel Temple with Pastor Bryan Harris as Pastor and Pastor Johnnie Hubbard as associate pastor. With the help of the Lord we are looking forward to great things and many souls being saved.