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Official Statement Regarding The Lawsuit Against Gov. Newsom

  • Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministries has initiated a federal civil complaint against Governor Newsom’s latest restrictions
  • Read the full statement by clicking the link below
  • FAQ section can be read at the bottom of the official statement
  • Giving to support the lawsuit is also addressed in the FAQ section so please follow the link below

California Church Appeals Newsom’s Ban on In-person Worship

Sept 9, 2020

The California based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry, with the help of the religious rights law group Liberty Counsel have filed a lawsuit to appeal and challenge California Gov. Newsom’s ban on in-person worship services.  

Ché Ahn's Church Takes Worship Ban to Court of Appeals

Sept 7, 2020

Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry have appealed their case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Gov. Gavin Newsom’s unconstitutional orders. The governor’s orders prohibit all worship, including home Bible studies and fellowship with anyone who does not live in the home. Yet, Gov. Newsom continues to encourage mass gatherings of protesters throughout the state.

Joy Ahn Ngu's Latest Hit On God TV - Equipping The Saints With Ché Ahn

Sept 7, 2020

Joy Ahn Ngu is the fashion-forward mother of two who has helped her parents, beloved Pastor Ché Ahn and his dynamic wife Pastor Sue Ahn, add and develop a media brand to their internationally-recognized Christian networks including Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, California and HIM International Ministries which comprises tens of thousands of churches worldwide. Poised for success, Joy was raised in the Christian ministry from the early days when her parents would hold services within their own home for just friends and family.

Ché Ahn's Church Takes Worship Ban to Court of Appeals

Sept 4, 2020

‘Don’t the bishops realize what a scandal it is that those who do not believe in the real presence of Jesus in the sacrament are more zealous to participate in worship than are the Roman Catholic bishops?’

CA Church Takes Worship Ban to Court of Appeals

Sept 4, 2020

Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry has appealed its case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Governor Gavin Newsom’s unconstitutional orders. The governor’s orders prohibit ALL worship, including home Bible studies and fellowship with anyone who does not live in the home. Yet, Gov. Newsom continues to encourage mass gatherings of protestors throughout the state. 

Harvest Rock Church Champions the Voices of the Unborn Through New 1RACE4LIFE Initiative

Sept 4, 2020

On Tuesday of last week, the Republican National Convention featured Abby Jonhson, a former director of Planned Parenthood and current anti-abortion activist, who exposed the real motives of the billion-dollar abortion business. Johnson shared a powerful story that transformed her views on abortion as she recalled the moment which changed her life.

Harvest Rock Church Champions the Voices of the Unborn Through New 1RACE4LIFE Initiative

Sept 2, 2020

On Tuesday of last week, the Republican National Convention featured Abby Jonhson, a former director of Planned Parenthood and current anti-abortion activist, who exposed the real motives of the billion-dollar abortion business. Johnson shared a powerful story that transformed her views on abortion as she recalled the moment which changed her life. During her time as a medical assistant for Planned Parenthood, Johnson was assisting a physician in an ultrasound-guided abortion. “Nothing prepared for what I saw on the screen. An unborn baby fighting back desperate to move away from the suction. The last thing I saw was a spine twirling around in the mother’s womb before succumbing to the force of the suction, “Johnson remembered. “I’ll never forget what the doctor said next,” she paused, “beam me up, Scotty.”

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The Church vs. California - Pastor Ché Ahn's Story

Sept 1, 2020

After preaching in some of the most dangerous countries in the world, Pastor Ché Ahn is being persecuted right here in America for sharing the Gospel. Read on to learn more about the Harvest Rock Church case against CA Gov. Gavin Newsom.

California continues crushing churches

August 26, 2020

A church in Pasadena is facing criminal threats from its city – something one Christian attorney maintains is unconstitutional.

Pastor Promises to Pay Tickets If Members Are Cited for Attending Indoor Church Service

Aug 25, 2020

Harvest Rock Pastor Ché Ahn said in a video released on Facebook Tuesday that the church will pay for citations received by parishioners defying city and state orders to attend his church.

Harvest Rock Church Receives Criminal Threats

August 14, 2020

The City of Pasadena’s Chief Assistant City Prosecutor has now threatened daily criminal charges against Harvest Rock Church if it continues to hold in-person worship services.

Churches across the U.S. Sue over COVID-19 Restrictions

Aug 17, 2020

Throughout the pandemic, churches across the nation have been defying government restrictions on houses of worship as many believe religious freedom is being suppressed.

Los Angeles Health Department Sends Monitors to Target Westside Christian Fellowship

August 14, 2020

Government COVID restrictions on churches have led to growing legal battles in recent months, with many of them taking place in California and Nevada.
The churches say it’s a matter of religious liberty. Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena, California is requesting a preliminary injunction against California Gov. Gavin Newsom over his COVID church bans, church attorneys call them “unconstitutional.”

California county becomes ‘sanctuary’ for faithful to worship together during COVID-19

Aug 12, 2020

‘I strongly feel that it would be against the interest of justice for us to punish criminally citizens choosing to worship God or whatever religion they have,’ a district attorney said.

Has California Become A Place Faithful Christians Cannot Live?

August 13, 2020

A California judge, nominated by President Barack Obama in 2012, denied a church’s request to block Gov. Gavin Newsom’s COVID-19 orders prohibiting “all indoor worship services, including home Bible studies and fellowship,” claiming that churches are not deemed “essential” and that no singing or chanting is allowed.
Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry, represented by Liberty Counsel, argued their case in a federal district court on Wednesday, claiming that Gov. Newsom’s orders were unconstitutional and hypocritical. The church opted to appeal their lawsuit concerning the ban on small and large gatherings for worship and singing on full merits once they heard the judge’s response

Faith Leaders Protest Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Order Barring In-Person Worship

Aug 10, 2020

Dozens of worshippers participated in a church service Sunday in San Diego, one that also served as a protest against California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) coronavirus orders prohibiting indoor worship, including gatherings in people’s homes.

Equipping the Saints with Ché Ahn on GOD TV

August 10, 2020

Equipping the Saints with Ché Ahn hosted by Harvest Rock Church founding pastor Ché Ahn airing every Tuesday on GOD TV. The show addresses a variety of topics and attempts to answer many foundational questions that we ask every day. On the show, Ché Ahn with his daughter and co-host, Joy Ahn Ngu, engages in eye-opening conversations with many notable guests such as Cindy Jacobs, Dr. Michael Brown, Eric Metaxas, James Goll, Dr. Arleen Westerhof, and many more.

The Federalist editor warns divided America is ‘moving closer and closer to mob rule’

Aug 7, 2020

“They’re going to go after churches and places that refuse to shut down,” he said. “Places like Harvest Rock [Church in Pasadena] ]that are suing the state of California and saying that they have a right to gather, [a] First Amendment right to gather, just like the protesters do. It’s a double standard completely.”

Dominionists Portray California Health Restrictions as Sign of End Times Persecution of Christians

August 4, 2020

New Apostolic Reformation leader Ché Ahn is one of several religious-right figures challenging California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s restrictions​ on public gatherings to slow the spread of COVID-19. ​Ahn, whose church is being represented by the anti-LGBTQ religious-right legal organization Liberty Counsel, talked about the lawsuit in a four-part appearance on the Charisma podcast network ​last week with his longtime associate Larry Tomczak, who serves as an adviser to Liberty Counsel and a board member of the pro-Trump Intercessors for America.

Che Ahn Hosts Debut TV Show “Equipping the Saints with Che Ahn” On GOD TV Every Tuesday

July 27, 2020

Papa Ché Ahn will be joined by his daughter, Joy Ahn Ngu, to co-host their debut TV show, Equipping the Saints with Ché Ahn. It will premiere on July 28 on GOD TV at 8:30 pm EST leading people into an encounter with the Holy Spirit.

Church Sues After Newsom Bans Home Bible Studies: 'The Governor Is Not the High Priest Over All Religions'

July 21, 2020

A California church is suing Gov. Gavin Newsom for banning all indoor worship services, including Bible studies, and singing, saying the restrictions violate their religious freedom.
Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry filed the lawsuit in an attempt to block enforcement of Newsom’s orders which target churches.

California church network sues Gov. Newsom over ban on worship, home Bible studies

July 20, 2020

‘We’ve been essential for 2,000 years,’ pastor said in message to governor.
A network of California churches filed a lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday, defying the state’s coronavirus lockdown orders against holding indoor church services while state officials encourage protests.

Second Singing And Chanting Ban Lawsuit Filed Against Governor Newsom

July 20, 2020

Harvest Rock Church suit argues that ban violates First Amendment, freedom of religion.
During the weekend, Pasadena-based Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry filed suit against Governor Gavin Newsom, seeking a temporary restraining order against the Governor’s house of worship singing and chanting ban.

Pasadena church seeks injunction against state ban on indoor worship services

July 19, 2020

A lawsuit seeking an injunction against a state ban on indoor worship services during the coronavirus pandemic has been filed on behalf of the Harvest Rock Church in Pasadena.
“It was kind of discouraging when our governor locked down everything except for the essential services like stores, etc. And yet he didn’t declare the church to be essential,” Harvest Rock Church leader Ché Ahn said. “As I pastor, I believe that we’ve been essential for 2,000 years.”

Ban on Worship and Home Bible Studies Faces Legal Challenge

July 18, 2020

Liberty Counsel filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of Harvest Rock Church and Harvest International Ministry against Governor Gavin Newsom’s unconstitutional COVID-19 orders prohibiting all indoor worship services, including home Bible studies and fellowship, while encouraging mass gatherings of protestors throughout the state. 

Church With Branches in Pasadena, Irvine and Corona Sues Over Singing Ban

July 18, 2020

Harvest Rock alleges that public health guidelines unfairly target places of worship over other institutions, because Newsom supported protests over George Floyd’s in-custody death and police brutality that included chanting during the pandemic.

City Care Project Expands Outreach To Downtown Los Angeles

June 9, 2020
In an unprecedented season of global despair, people As communities across the US continue to go through the toughest times, Harvest Rock Church is on a relentless commission to heal the nation’s wounds. Last month, the church launched City Care Project, dedicated to the economic recovery of its hometown of Pasadena, California. Now, in a new mission, the church is focusing on reconstructing small businesses in downtown Los Angeles which has seen recent downfalls due to both the delayed closures of Covid-19 as well as recent rioting in the area.

Harvest Rock Church Reopens During Prophetic Times

June 4, 2020

In the midst of nation-wide protests and riots coinciding with a world pandemic and economic recessions, worshippers are congregating at churches seeking a guiding light. Last Sunday, Harvest Rock Church welcomed back worshippers on the Day of Pentecost. After months of live streaming sermons on YouTube, the church has finally been able to reopen to hold in-person services. Following safety guidelines issued by the State, the church allowed worshippers to congregate on this major Christian holiday with great efforts to minimize health and safety risks. The church’s decision to reopen was met with outpouring support and overwhelmingly positive response from the community as they have long anticipated for it.

Harvest Rock Church Launches City Care Project with $50,000 Donation to Hometown Small Businesses

May 28, 2020

Pasadena, CA – Harvest Rock Church (HRC) led by Pastors Ché and Sue Ahn has launched “City Care Project” as part of their coronavirus city-wide relief efforts. Beginning this week, they will be donating $50,000 to small businesses who have financially suffered during the lockdown in Pasadena, CA.

Pasadena Churches Cautiously Reviewing Governor’s Reopening Guidelines

May 26, 2020

Gov. Gavin Newsom has given the go-ahead for churches and other houses of worship to resume in-person services if their local health departments approve religious services in their jurisdictions.

He issued guidelines Monday, which would, in part, limit attendance to 25 percent of building capacity or 100 people, whichever is lower.

Local Churches at Crossroads: Some Vow to Reopen, Defying Governor’s Orders

May 22, 2020

“The church has been called to reopen by the people, who in this dark time are in need of the in-person pastoring of the church leaders,” Harvest Rock spokesperson Adelheid Waumboldt wrote in an email to Pasadena Now. “The church, to this day, has been faithful to the laws of the State of California and to the Constitution of the United States, going above and beyond to protect both the community and congregation by using caution and suspending in-person services for the last 10 weeks.” apostolically in your current sphere of influence.  

Pasadena Church Expands International Legacy of Service During Covid 19

May 21, 2020

Sozo is a Greek word that means “you were made to be free, saved, healed and delivered.” Harvest Rock Church (HRC) has indeed freed, saved, healed and delivered hundreds of thousands of people from all corners of the globe, advancing the kingdom of God. HRC’s vision is to “empower, equip, and release revivalists and reformers into their destiny and fulfill the Great Commission.” HRC, a worldwide charismatic movement, initially started with prayer meetings at the home of its founder Ché and Sue Ahn in Los Angeles.

A Vision of Hope: Pastor Ché Ahn is Dedicated to Serving His Community

May 20, 2020

In an unprecedented season of global despair, people around the world are searching for relief anywhere they can find it. For Christians throughout the last 2000 years and beyond, relief and healing have been granted through the calm reassurance of the church – positively impacting both congregations and the communities they reside in throughout the world. Even scientists agree that weekly church attendance boosts your immune system and decreases blood pressure.

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