The youth of Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church celebrate with Pastor Mary S. Minor (front row, center), Young People’s Division (YPD) Director Pamela Curtis (back row, center) and YPD assistant Pau­la Raines (2nd row, right) following their successful Youth Gospel Explo­sion on July 23. Youth choirs throughout L.A. participated in the concert. (photo by Brittany K. Jackson)

Pastor Minor (center) and retired Bishop Theodore Larry Kirkland (right) welcome Dr. Henry Jackson (left) as the new Minister of Music at Brookins-Kirkland Community AME Church. (photo by Cora J. Fossett)