September 16, 2021 (Photo: Pastor and Mrs. Courtney Lewis)
Tonight, Thursday, September 16, Pastor Courtney Lewis will be preaching at Mountain Valley Baptist Church, 202 S. 7th Avenue, in Pocatello. His sermon will focus on the importance of standing for religious freedom.
Pastor Lewis and his inner-city Chicago church made national news in 2020 when Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot tried to close them down one Sunday morning, sending nine squad cars to raid the church, with police officers banging on the doors while Lewis preached. “Thankfully, our doors were locked as a normal safety precaution we take each service to protect our members from Chicago’s escalating gun violence,” Lewis said.
The public is invited to attend tonight’s special service.