African American Newspapers

Trinity Baptist hosts ‘Gala Affair’ at L.A. Mission

In an effort to bless others as God blessed them, Pastor Alvin Tunstill, Jr., and the members of Trinity Baptist Church united with the Los Angeles Mission to offer a range of services to people residing on the city’s skid row. The day-long ‘Gala Affair,’ held on May 30, provided free haircuts, manicures, and foot-washing along with food, prizes and eighty $25 gift cards to more than 500 men, women and children. Also, Brian Ferguson, director of Trinity’s Homeless Ministry, performed as ‘Christian the Clown’ and the ‘Giant Man on Stilts.’ Explaining the reason behind the event, Pastor Tunstill said,

United Methodist Men honor Lindo as ‘Man of the Year’

Author and theologian Dr. Osmond A. Lindo Sr., will be honored as ‘Man of the Year’ during the Fathers’ Day Dinner and Concert on Sunday, June 21, at 4 p.m., at Hollypark United Methodist Church, 13000 South Van Ness Avenue in Gardena. Dr. Lindo, author of the recently published book, ‘Real Men Read Jesus’ Parables’ will receive the award from the United Methodist Men of the Western Jurisdiction. Larry Dozier, president of United Methodist Men for the Jurisdiction, said that Dr. Lindo was selected because of the work that he has done to lead men to Christ, much of which

The Voice of Our Fathers!

Proverbs 4:1 – “Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.”  When I was a child, I was a bonified ‘Daddy’s Girl.’ Even though I did not grow up with my father in the home, Richard W. Smith was regularly in my life. In my eyes, he was a hero and no man could compare to him. One very vivid childhood memory, was at about the age of 12, Dad took me to see the movie ‘Tap,’ with Gregory Hines. It was a very happy and exciting day, me and my Daddy, out on a date.

Dr. Whalen Jones marks 106th birthday

More than a century of living has not slowed down the Rev. Dr. Whalen Samuel Jones, who celebrated his 106th birthday on June 7. The handsome centenarian still speaks with godly wisdom, attends church on a regular basis, and shares his time and talents as pastor emeritus of Messiah Baptist Church in Los Angeles, the congregation he founded in 1954. In appreciation for his many contributions, Pastor Perry J. Jones and Messiah members threw a gala party for him with more than 100 people in attendance. The celebrants included his children, grandchildren and great-children as well as scores of other

Call 2 Worship – June 18

  Second Baptist Church holds Jazzy Fryday on June 19, at 7 p.m., at 2412 S. Griffith Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor William S. Epps. Everette Turner, Mary Flowers and Bryan Pugh will perform. The donation is $15 in advance and $18 at the door and includes dinner and entertainment. To RSVP, call (323) 216-0230. Judson Baptist Church plans a Paper Recycling and Shredding Fundraiser on June 20, at 9 a.m., at 451 E. 223rd St., in Carson, said Pastor Johnny V. Baylor. The donation is $5 per 13-gallon bag. Items accepted: paper, books, binders, credit cards, CDs and