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People’s Independent Hosts Men’s Annual Day
By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Religion Editor
Published November 17, 2016
Bishop Craig Worsham

                                             Bishop Craig Worsham

Aiming to prepare the next generation, the Samaritan Men’s Ministry of People’s Independent Church of Christ (PICC) will focus their Annual Day Worship on young African American males.  The service is set for Sunday, November 20, at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m., at PICC, 5856 West Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Ashley Thomas III

                                            Ashley Thomas III

“This worship is also a salute to our Men’s Ministry. Under the leadership of Ashley Thomas III, they work together with men in the local community to mentor and encourage young black men who will be our next judges, educators, elected officials and leaders,” said Bishop Craig A. Worsham, senior pastor.

Michael Ellison-Lewis

                                 Michael Ellison-Lewis

The guest speaker for both services will be Michael Ellison-Lewis, senior advisor to Pastor J. Edgar Boyd of First AME Church of Los Angeles. Involved in church administration since his teens, Ellison-Lewis currently develops and directs strategic projects for FAME and its nonprofit organizations. In addition, he serves as a liaison on behalf of FAME to government and business leaders on issues such as law enforcement, housing, technology and transportation.

Ellison-Lewis, who attended Tuskegee University in Alabama, is the grand-nephew of the late author, Ralph Ellison, who wrote the 1952 award-winning novel, “Invisible Man.”

“People’s Independent Church of Christ has s truly been a beacon of light for Los Angeles for more than 100 years.  It is especially an honor to deliver the Sunday morning messages given the longstanding friendship that our two parishes have shared with one another over those many years,” said Ellison-Lewis.

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