Whitney Houston Funeral Hearse Arrives at Church

2/18/2012 6:55 AM PST

The gold hearse carrying the body of Whitney Houston just arrived to the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ ... where Whitney's funeral service will be held in just a few hours. 

We'll be live outside the church until the service begins, which is scheduled to be at 12:00 PM ET/9:00 AM PT.