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Good Friday, Resurrection Day Services Set Across Southland
By Cora Jackson-Fossett (Religion Editor)
Published April 5, 2012

Pastor C. Dennis Williams
Pastor C. Dennis Williams

Brookins Community A.M.E. Church

A joint Sunrise Service co-hosted with Pastor Wendell Oldham and Lewis Metropolitan C.M.E. Church is set for Sunday, April 8, at 6 a.m., at Brookins, 4831 South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles, said Pastor C. Dennis Williams.

“The resurrection of Christ brings a timeless message of victory for all believers and Dr. Oldham will deliver the word with power and conviction,” said Dr. Williams.

“Bring your families and friends and rejoice with us at this service and at 9 a.m.,” he said. For details, call (323) 296-5610.

Bishop James B. Walker
Bishop James B. Walker

Rev. Joseph C. Gardner
Rev. Joseph C. Gardner

Pastor Julio Andujo
Pastor Julio Andujo

C.M.E. Southern California Region
WMS and Ministerial Alliance

The Southern California Region of the Ninth Episcopal District of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church will sponsor two Good Friday Services at Hays Tabernacle C.M.E. Church, 10121 South Central Avenue in Los Angeles.

Bishop James B. Walker is presiding prelate of the Ninth District and the Rev. Julio Andujo is host pastor.

The Women’s Missionary Societies of the Los Angeles District and Los Angeles/San Diego District will hold a joint worship on April 6, at 9 a.m. Scheduled to preach ‘The Seven Last Words’ are the Rev. Gloria Coburn, the Rev. Marilyn Batchelor, the Rev. Emma Burrus and the Rev. Jackie Maye.

Mrs. Shirley Levingston is host Missionary President, Ms. Billie Jackson is Los Angeles District president, Ms. Danette Armstead is Los Angeles/San Diego District president, Ms. Wanda Thomas is Southern California Region president and Mrs. Bettye F. Nichols is president emeritus.

At 12 noon, the Southern California Ministerial Alliance will host the ‘Seven Last Words Of Jesus Christ.’ The Rev. Joseph C. Gardner, Sr., is the Alliance president.

The preachers will be Bishop Walker, the Rev. Gloria Marshall-Coburn, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Prince, the Rev. Oliver E. Buie, the Rev. Pansy Washington, the Rev. Byron Smith, Sr., and the Rev. Terry Tapley.

Pastor Lewis Logan
Pastor Lewis Logan

Bishop Bonnie Hines
Bishop Bonnie Hines

Co-Founder’s Network (CFN)

‘Drama at Calvary’ will be presented on Good Friday, April 6, at 12 noon at Lewis Metropolitan C.M.E. Church, 4900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. Presiding Elder Wendell Oldham is host pastor.

“We invite greater Los Angeles to join us for a spiritually fulfilling experience as our dynamic preachers expound on the last sayings of Christ on the cross,” said the Rev. Dr. Lewis Logan, CFN co-founder and pastor of Ruach Christian Community Fellowship.

The speakers are the Rev. Dr. Wendell Davis of New Jericho Christian Church, the Rev. F. Desmond Harris of New Harvest Christian Center-LA, Overseer Ruby Morris of Morris Memorial Full Gospel Baptist Church, the Rev. William and the Rev. Thembekelia Smart of Christ Liberation Ministries, the Rev. D. Sherman Gordon of Family of Faith Christian Fellowship, and Bishop Bonnie Hines, he first female elected to the episcopacy in the A.M.E. Zion denomination.

Pastor David and Lady Jacqueline Cross
Pastor David and Lady Jacqueline Cross

The Liberty Church

Pastor David Cross announced ‘An Easter Trilogy’ in observance of the life, death and resurrection of Christ Jesus. All services take place at The Liberty Church, 14725 South Gramercy Place in Gardena.

On Palm Sunday, Pastor Cross preached ‘Chillin When You’re Going Through Hell.’ The Big Mike production, ‘Crucified, But I Survived,’ will be presented on Sunday, April 8, at 8 a.m., 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. Events will culminate on Sunday, April 15, with the message, ‘Why Did I Survive,’ being delivered at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

“We extend an invitation to everyone to come and share in one or more of these services. You will be blessed beyond measure. God can do exceedingly, abundantly above more than you can think or ask,” said Pastor Cross. Call (310) 715-8400 for details.

Long Beach Ministers Alliance

The Long Beach Ministers Alliance will hold a ‘Celebration Style’ Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 8, at 5:45 a.m., at Artesian Well Church, 3960 Gilman Street in Long Beach.

Dr. James P. Norman is host pastor and the Rev. Brandon Cook, pastor of Long Beach Christian Fellowship, will deliver the morning message of inspiration and encouragement.

“The theme for this year is celebration is “Risen.” It is a message of continual hope, faith and freedom through fellowship,” said Pastor Gregory Sanders of The ROCK Christian Fellowship.

Long Beach Ministries participating include Rhema Word Bible Church, The ROCK Christian Fellowship, New Revelation Faith Center, The Well, St. Paul Baptist Church, Antioch Church of Long Beach, Worship Center Community Church, New Generation Church, Victory Outreach, Long Beach Christian Center, 2nd Samoan Congregational U.C.C., Long Beach Christian Fellowship, and Good Success Christian Fellowship.

For information, email or call (562) 685-5543.

Pastor Jeffrey and Lady Floetta Lewis
Pastor Jeffrey and Lady Floetta Lewis

New Antioch Church of God in Christ

Resurrection Services on Sunday, April 8, begin at 8 a.m., with early worship, announced Pastor Jeffrey Lewis.

At 10 a.m., the Youth Resurrection Presentation, under the leadership of Sister Tamikae Freeman, will be held. Morning worship starts at 11 a.m., with Pastor Lewis delivering the message commemorating Christ’s resurrection and the New Antioch Mass Choir providing music.

“If you’re looking to hear provocative preaching, lift your spirit in song, shout and praise God, and share in worship, then New Antioch is looking for you.

“We invite the entire community to attend our worship services and experience the transforming power of Jesus Christ. I am devoted to teaching who we are in Christ Jesus and how to live a victorious life in the covenant rights and privileges,” said Pastor Lewis.

New Antioch is located at 7826 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. For information, call (323) 778-7965 or visit

Phillips Temple C.M.E. Church

Bishop James B. Walker will be the guest speaker for the Resurrection Sunday service at 10:30 a.m., at Phillips Temple, located at 971 East 43rd Street in Los Angeles.

“Come enjoy a spirit-filled worship experience as Bishop Walker commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This celebration will also include the ministry of music and ministry of dance from the PT Praise Ensemble and PT Praise Dancers,” said Pastor Joseph C. Gardner.

Also, the Rev. Gardner will bring the message at the early worship at 8 a.m., and the children of Phillips Temple will present a Holy Day performance at 9:30 a.m. For information and directions, call (323) 233-4783.

Pastor Cedric Alexander\\
Pastor Cedric Alexander

Price Chapel A.M.E. Church

‘The Passion of The Christ’ movie will be screened on Friday, April 6, at Price Chapel, 4000 West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles.

“Your entire family will enjoy this free event. Doors open at 5 p.m., devotion starts at 6:45 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.,” said Pastor Cedric V. Alexander. The program is coordinated by Dorothy Haskins, Christian Education director, and Linda G. Swanson, Membership and Evangelism director.

On Resurrection Sunday, April 8, Sunrise Service takes place at 6 a.m., followed by breakfast. Sunday School will be held at 8:30 a.m., and the worship service starts at 10 a.m. For information about all activities, call (323) 296-2406.

Second Baptist Church

The Holy Week Revival concludes with Maudy Thursday service on April 5, with Pastor Alvin Tunstill, Jr., and the Trinity Baptist Church family, said the Rev. Dr. William S. Epps, senior pastor.

Good Friday Service will be held at 12 noon with ‘The Seven Sayings of Christ from the Cross’ presented by Pastors Seth Pickens, W. Keith Woods, L. Daniel Williams, George Hurtt, William M. Campbell, Carolyn Cook and John Edwards.

On Resurrection Sunday, April 8, services will be held at 6 a.m. sunrise service and 11:15 a.m. Second Baptist is located at 2412 Griffith Avenue in Los Angeles. For information, call (213) 748-0318.

Trinity Baptist Church

The Good Friday Service on April 6, will lead off Trinity’s ‘Grand Easter Celebration’ in its edifice located at 2040 West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles.

According to Pastor Alvin Tunstill, Jr., “We invite the entire community to this celebration as well as our worship service of prayer and praise for our risen Lord and Savior on Sunday, April 8, at 10 a.m. In addition, the Children’s Sunday School program will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Easter.”

The 10 a.m. worship will include a flag processional highlighting Trinity’s ministries, music by the Mass Choir under the direction of Peter Roberts, and a light reception after the service.

For complete details, call (323) 735-0044.




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