Transforming Communities Together

World Impact is a national non-profit organization focused on strengthening the urban church and transforming under-resourced communities. Our Bay Area region, headed by Rev. Bernard Emerson, consists of five key areas of operation: Oakland, Richmond, Antioch, Sacramento and Stockton.

We recently launched The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) Oakland. TUMI is World Impact's seminary level education course aimed at future urban pastors and leaders.


Bay Area Staff

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Rev. Bernard Emerson

Hub director

Bernard is the Ministry Developer for the Bay Area of World Impact. He also serves as the founding pastor of The Way Church in Oakland, CA, and is a certified Dean of the Evangel School of Urban Church Planting.


San Francisco

107 Sagamore St.
San Francisco, CA 94112
tel 415-469-7494

West Oakland

1015 Campbell St.
Oakland, CA 94607
tel 510-763-0352
bemerson@worldimpact.org

Richmond

2800 Rheem Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
tel 510-233-7353
bemerson@worldimpact.org

TUMI Classes

Living Hope Neighborhood Church
2800 Rheem Ave.
Richmond, CA 94804
tel 510-233-7353

SIAFU Leadership Homes

San Francisco
West Oakland
Richmond
(Blog Post about Siafu Homes)