Shekinah Glory groundbreaking ceremony

Allison B. Hudson
Pictured are members of Shekinah Glory Church. From left to right: Robert Hall, father of the church, Pastor Ronald Harbin Sr., and Lester Jupiter shown breaking ground of their new church home on North St. in St. James.

According to Lester Jupiter, a prominent member of the church, Shekinah Glory has about 312 members, and hopes to expand. Shekinah started up in January 2005, and has grown larger since the day its doors opened for the first time.

"I want to thank the great people of Ascension and St. James Parish, and also members of Shekinah for their dedication to their church home," said Pastor Harbin Sr. "We plan to bring economic development to this area, plans are being made for a training center, coffee shop, and other businesses to develop money for the great parishes of Ascension and St. James."

"Although our new church is in St. James Parish, Ascension was our start, that's where we root from, we hold a strong presence here, so we will never leave out Ascension," Pastor Harbin Sr. said.

Shekinah Glory holds services every Sunday at 9:15 a.m., and Thursdays at 7 p.m. You can also visit Shekinah on the web at If unable to attend church services for any reason, tune to 105.9 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 94.9 every Saturday from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Shekinah Glory is also on television on LA Superstation every Sunday at 7 a.m.