Rev. Deborah Manns, left, was installed as pastor of Ruach Christian Community Fellowship on Sept. 29. Rev. Dr. D. Najuma Pollard, 2nd from right, and Rev. Dr. Lewis Logan, right, delivered prayers for God’s anointing on Manns’ ministry. (photo by Malcolm Ali)
Bishop Sylvester and First Lady Earlee Washington, center, of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in L.A. celebrated 50 years of pastoral leadership on Oct. 5. Participants included, from left, Aundrae Russell of KJLH radio, who served as emcee; Jan Perry, former L.A. City councilwoman; Rev. Rodney Payne of Bethlehem Star Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK; Rev. Dr. Joseph B. Hardwick, pastor of Praises of Zion Baptist Church in L.A.; Betty J. Baker, event chair; and Rev. K.W. Tulloss, pastor of Weller St. Baptist Church and president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and Southern California. (photo by Cora J. Fossett/L.A. Sentinel)