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Phillips Temple CME Marks 107th Anniversary
By Richard E. Lee (Contributing Religion Writer)
Published February 13, 2014

Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart

Phillips Temple C.M.E. Church will celebrate its 107th year on Sunday, February 16 at 10:30 a.m., at 973 East 43rd Street in Los Angeles.

The theme is ‘Many Generations Continue to Praise God: Looking Forward to a Glorious Future’ based on 1 Corinthians 2:9.   Bishop Paul A. G. Stewart, senior bishop of the C.M.E. Church and presiding prelate of the Third Episcopal District, will be the guest preacher.  

“We are excited to welcome Bishop Stewart, a former pastor of Phillips Temple.  We invite the community to worship with us on this special day,” said Pastor Bernard M. Jackson.

Referring to the theme’s scriptural reference, he noted, “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.  At Phillips Temple, we know with conviction that the best is yet to come,” he adds.  

Bishop Stewart, an active participant in community, ecumenical, civic, social and civil rights affairs, has also worked extensively with the NAACP and served on the NAACP Executive Board of Durham, NC. In addition, he is a former president of the Los Angels Council of Churches.  

Phillips Temple was organized in the home of a layman in 1907. Worship moved from there to a mortuary chapel near downtown Los Angeles, to a mission church house on Newton Street, to its current location.  

Today, the beautiful edifice includes a fellowship hall, educational building, library, and a sanctuary that seats nearly 1,000 members. Also, the N.S. Curry Club provides annual scholarships benefitting hundreds of youth throughout the city.

For information, call the church office at (323) 235-6461.






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