Press & Media


Awaken Church will continue to provide the safest in-person & online services.

Under CDC standards, our campuses will continue to be sanitized and cleaned. Our “Polar Ionization units” kill 99.4% of pathogens and viruses in the air, making our church locations the ‘safest’ places to be in San Diego.

In keeping our First Amendment right, we will continue to minister to those who are the most affected by all the COVID-19 lockdowns. Specifically tending to those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, hopelessness, suicidal thoughts and addiction.

Beyond any reasonable doubt, it has been proven that in times of crisis the light of the church and the uplifting power of the gospel restores that much needed, life-saving, hope and faith that continues to carry the human spirit through all trials and tribulations!

November 17, 2020

New Mental Health Survey Shows Conservatives Were Right: Church Is Essential

As the wellness of our souls and minds declines by the day, we must recognize that the benefits of church far outweigh the costs.

Update & Response to San Diego County and COVID-19
KUSI Interview with Ps. Jurgen
KUSI Interview with Ps. Jurgen & Leanne
KUSI Interview #2 with Ps. Jurgen & Leanne
Awaken Church Reopen Plan
President Trump Declares Church Essential

After five long months of church closure, Awaken Church has reopened. This decision was not made lightly. Our community is hurting. We have answered countless phone calls, emails, and direct messages from San Diego residents with urgent pastoral care crisis. We have seen the tears and listened to the tragic stories of those who have struggled with relapse into addiction, suffered abuse, and have withered in their mental health. We heard the cries of those who have lost loved ones and lost businesses that may never reopen.

The residents in our city are in great need. We are going to continue to provide our congregation and community with faith, hope, and love. For 2,000 years the church has been on the frontline of ministering to the sick, the down and out, and the hurting. This cannot be done virtually or at a distance.

Our county has demonstrated itself as an influencer among California Counties. We’ve just heard that our county has reopened schools. What an answer to the many prayers from moms and dads all over San Diego. We are incredibly grateful for the support that our county has given our church. We have the utmost confidence that our county will set aside our differences and continue to fight for our rights to open small businesses, salons, and our places of worship.

It is written in the Bible for us to speak the truth of God unflinchingly, without fear of the potential responses of man. We are going to continue to petition heaven, pray for your strength, your wisdom, and compassion. God bless.

August 26, 2020