A weekly series that profiles various places of worship in Columbia County
The Rev. John Ohmes is pastor of The Life Center located on North Belair Road in Evans.
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The Life Center
Address: 114 N. Belair Road, Evans
Affiliation: United Pentecostal
Services: Sunday morning worship service, 11 a.m.; Sunday evening worship service, 5 p.m.; and Wednesday evening service, 7:30 p.m.
Pastor: John Ohmes
Congregation size: 50 to 75
Membership: Most who attend are from Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties.
Known for: "There's been all kinds of miraculous healings," Ohmes said. "We've had doctors to confirm breast cancer, arthritis, lupus and other notable healings that have taken place over the years (with our members)."
Music: The church offers modern-contemporary music. The church uses instruments such as a keyboard, bass and drums.
What would you say to someone who's thinking about giving your church a try?
"I would tell them to come with an open mind, with an expectation because they won't leave without it if they come with an expectation."
What do you believe is the biggest issue facing the faithful today?
"Churches become too predictable to where everybody can predict what's going to happen next," he said. "If God is in it then nobody will know what's going to happen next, because he's God."
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