Sarah McKenzie

Downtown's Bible belt


For years, North Central University has been an Elliot Park fixture -- and now, the Pentecostal campus engages the community in a bigger way

North Central University student Ijeoma Okwumabua, who goes by Joma, keeps a Bible verse on her answering machine to remind herself of the power of forgiveness and prayer.

"Praise the Lord, oh my soul, and forget not all the benefits -- who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion," goes the recording.


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