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L.A. Faith Leaders Decline to Reopen Local Churches on May 31
May 28, 2020
Although the California Department of Public Health announced the statewide reopening of places of worship on May 25, L.A.-area faith leaders are not rushing to resume religious services on Sunday, May 31. ... read more »
Faith Leaders Urge Members to Adopt Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines
March 11, 2020
Many congregants received pastoral letters outlining worship etiquette in light of the increase in coronavirus or COVID-19 cases across the nation. The messages reiterate the guidelines that medical professionals have recommended to protect public health. ... read more »
West Angeles COGIC Pays Off the Cathedral’s Mortgage
January 15, 2020
Jubilation filled the air as Bishop Charles and First Lady Mae Blake simultaneously celebrated their 51st pastoral anniversary and burned the $65 million mortgage on the West Angeles Cathedral. ... read more »
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Faith Community Makes Big Headlines in 2019
December 26, 2019
Several ministries and individuals headlined the news in the faith community during 2019. The following highlights some of the most popular stories in the L.A. Sentinel Religion section. ... read more »
Without basketball, Magic Johnson shifts focus to community
October 10, 2019
Magic Johnson might actually miss the Los Angeles Lakers if he wasn’t always checking up on them. Johnson quit as the team’s president of basketball operations at the end of the last season, ... read more »
West Angeles COGIC Sells Some Property to Help Revitalize Crenshaw Corridor
October 3, 2019
West Angeles Church of God in Christ in the Crenshaw District announced Oct. 2, that it has sold some of its property so it can be used to beautify and revitalize the area, ... read more »
West Angeles and CDU Partner to Increase Physicians in Underserved Communities
September 19, 2018
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and West Angeles collaborate to provide preferred admission, financial aid workshops and more to congregation and surrounding community Charles R. ... read more »
Blake and Magic Launch Series to Advance Black Males
March 22, 2017
New community initiative aims to positively impact men and their families ... read more »
Bishop Blake’s Attacker Goes to Jail
March 15, 2017
Bishop Charles E. Blake, pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ (COGIC), one of the largest congregations in America, was awarded yet another victory in his fight against the defamatory acts of Minister Earl Carter, ... read more »
President Obama and the Faith Community
January 18, 2017
A look back in photos at President Obama’s relationship with the U.S. faith community. ... read more »
Keep the faith, 2017 will be better
December 28, 2016
 Faith leaders seek spiritual awakening for next year ... read more »
Blake Re-elected to 3rd Term as COGIC Presiding Bishop
November 17, 2016
Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., was re-elected as the presiding bishop of Church of God In Christ (COGIC) at the COGIC General Assembly meeting held on November 15, ... read more »
Blake Wins Defamation Lawsuit, Faces Separate Suit From L.A. Church
November 9, 2016
Bishop Charles E. Blake, presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ, emerged victorious in his defamation lawsuit against the Rev. Earl Carter, who mounted a yearlong campaign attacking Blake’s character, sexuality and handling of church funds. ... read more »
West Angeles CDC Selects New Executive Director
August 18, 2016
West Angeles Community Development Corporation has hired a new executive director, Grant D. Power, who has more than 25 years’ experience in faith-based community development. Power has worked internationally and in the United States leading organizations in providing micro and small business lending, ... read more »
Clinton Praises West Angeles COGIC Redevelopment Success
June 16, 2016
Former President Bill Clinton and a host of Los Angeles-based politicians recently descended on West Angeles Church of God in Christ (COGIC), where Bishop Charles E. ... read more »
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