General Information

Bookings, Emergencies, Sermons…

Booking & Appointments

To schedule an appointment with the pastor, please contact our Executive Administrator, Sister Shawndell Thompson at Extension 110, 719-635-4865. Please note it is necessary to ask about the nature of your visit so to best prepare the Pastor for a more productive meeting. All information is confidential.

Visitors arriving at the church during office hours, please report to the AdMinistry Office for your appointment with Pastor Thompson. Someone will greet you and escort you to the Pastor’s office.

“The fact that nobody encourages you in doing what you know God wants you to do is no reason for your not doing it.”


– The Reverend Cleveland A. Thompson

Ask the Pastor

If you have a non-emergency personal need or inquiry for Pastor Thompson, you are welcome to send a message directly to him. Please click here. Please do not submit booking inquiries, sales or promotions. Please be respectful of the pastor’s office and do not add this address to any mailing lists.

Prayer Requests

Prayer requests can be sent via the form in our vestibule, posted online, faxed to the church at 719-635-3522 or placed in an offering basket during worship services.


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Emergency Requests

In case of death in your family, sickness or special prayer request. Please contact the church office at Extension 110, 719-635-4865.

Booking Inquiries

To invite Pastor Thompson to your event, please send a written request to our Director of Staff, Sister Shawndell Thompson, c/o Emmanuel MBC, PO Box 1824 Colorado Springs, CO 80935-1824. You may also fill out our online form by clicking on the button below.

Moving Forward: The Latter House

“I want to talk about progress,” Thompson said during planning sessions for the church’s anniversary, where each year a new theme is adopted. “The black church—the black community—has long existed within a culture of survival. It’s time to move past survival into investment.” Which led Thompson to the book of Haggai, the prophet sent to urge the people of Israel to rebuild Solomon’s ruined temple, prophesying that the glory of the new temple—what Haggai called “The Latter House” —would surpass that of the old one. Emmanuel has subsequently adopted the sobriquet, The Latter House, as part of their ongoing theme.

“Miracles often happen in quiet spaces,” Thompson was quoted his first Christmas as pastor. “Not in the glare of celebrity or even in the comfort of luxury. But among the poor and desperate. Among the homeless, in a garage, in the cold. David asked, ‘Who is this King of glory?’”

As Emmanuel advances through the latest evolution of our service to God and the Colorado Springs community, we could not hope for a finer example of the love and redeeming power of Jesus Christ.

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