Hundreds of people attended the retirement celebration for Bishop Theodore and Episcopal Supervisor Mary Kirkland on March 11 at the Los Angeles Airport Hilton Hotel. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti (right) was among the many elected officials on hand to present commendations. (photo by Clayton Everett/FAME Church)
L.A. Councilman Curren Price and U.S. Congresswoman Karen Bass presented proclamations to Bishop Kirkland during the celebration. (photo by Clayton Everett/FAME Church)
Bishop and Supervisor Kirkland pose with their daughters, grandson and sons-in-law. (photo by Clayton Everett/FAME Church)
The Rev. Kelvin Sauls, senior pastor of Holman United Methodist Church in Los Angeles, and his wife, the Rev. Judi Wortham-Sauls (l), welcomed California Attorney General Kamala Harris, who was speaker for Holman United Methodist Women’s Mission Emphasis Sunday on March 13. (photo by Jules Green/Holman UMC)
The Rev. Xavier Thompson, senior pastor of Southern St. Paul Baptist Church in Los Angeles, was re-elected president of the Baptist Ministers Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California. The installation celebration was held on March 14.