BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Pastor Mark Ellis lead service Sunday in a larger venue than what where he normally preaches.
"I sense the spirit of God hovering over us," said Ellis, Senior Pastor at United Christian Faith Ministries.
His congregation hosted a worship service Sunday morning at Southern University's "mini-dome."
"Aren't you excited United Christian Faith Ministries this morning? Yes, God has something great in store for us," said Ellis. Hundreds of people joined in praise, including local school leaders and state lawmakers.
Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, spoke to the congregation, in her words, reminding them to put God first in all situations.
"We have to remember that God is in charge. And that alone, He reigns as the ultimate government," said Sen. Broome.
She was followed at the podium by EBR Schools Supt. Warren Drake.
Like Sen. Broome, his message received a loud ovation.
"Thank God for you, thank God that He is back in our schools. Amen, thank you," said Supt. Drake.
Leaders called Sunday's worship in the mini-dome a time for prayer, and a time of hope for positive things to come through the power of the Holy Spirit.