June 7th in Seal Beach History

On this date in 1958, the Seal Beach Community Chapel Assembly of God, located at 10th Street and Electric Avenue held a revival by Reverend and Mrs. Jerry Barnard at 7:30 pm.

This was the start of a revival series in Seal Beach by Reverend Bernard that lasted throughout June, a campaign he and his wife had conducted successfully a number of times at several Long Beach churches. Mrs. Bernard provided inspirational music for the events, which one hopes was not the “Something Worse Than Hell!” mentioned in this ad. Other highlights of Reverend Barnard’s series were two sermons, “Can Man Live Forever in This Present World?” and the prophetic “The Invasion From Outer Space.”

The Community Chapel Assembly of God held meeting nightly except for Mondays, and Reverend Walter M. Price presided over the non-revival church activities.

– Michael Dobkins


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