Bishop Bobby R. Best, presiding prelate of the 9th Episcopal District, revealed the pastoral appointments on August 9 at the close of the 29th Session of the Southern California Region Annual Conference of the C.M.E. Church.
In the Los Angeles District, the Rev. Mark Andrew Hardin was named presiding elder and pastor of Hays Tabernacle. Other appointments were the Rev. Wendell M. Oldham, Jr. - Lewis Metropolitan, the Rev. Willie McDaniel – Curry Temple, the Rev. Marrix Seymore, Sr. – Amos Temple, the Rev. Joseph C. Gardner, Sr. – Phillips Chapel, the Rev. Terry T. Tapley – Greater Phillips Chapel, the Rev. Gloria Marshall – Christ Temple, the Rev. Charles Cole – Brown Temple, the Rev. Charles Reed – Lewis Chapel, and the Rev. Michael Wade – St. Paul.
The Rev. John Deron Johnson was reappointed to Calvary and presiding elder of the Los Angeles/San Diego District. Other assignments were the Rev. Bernard M. Jackson – Phillips Temple L.A., the Rev. Pansy Washington – Amos Memorial, the Rev. Dr. James E. Markham – Emmanuel Temple, the Rev. Marshall A. Sharpe, Jr. – Phillips Temple San Diego, the Rev. Adam Stevenson – Warren Chapel, the Rev. Napoleon Goshay – Bethel, the Rev. E. Earl Hamer – New Vision, the Rev. Brian Reese – First CME Williamson Temple, the Rev. Emma Burrus – Grace Community, the Rev. Kenneth Breckenridge – Word of Faith, the Rev. Gaina Flores – Edwards Chapel, the Rev. Stephania Batiste-Caldwell – Praise Tabernacle, the Rev. Antonio Owens – Rancho Cucamonga, the Rev. Dr. Sharon LaFleur Prince – Prince of Peace and the Rev. Weldon Spurling - Body of Christ Fellowship.