Bishop Charles Harrison Mason

Pacific Mount Olive COGIC Marks 96th Anniversary

  Pacific Mount Olive Church of God in Christ (PMO) will celebrate 96 years of service to God and to the community on Sunday, April 28, at 3:30 p.m., in the sanctuary located at 1385 E. 21st St., in Los Angeles. Bishop Frank and Lady Sandra Stewart will be the special guests, said Superintendent Milton and First Lady Belinda Joyner. The Stewarts are the spiritual leaders of Zoe Christian Fellowship of Los Angeles. “In his early years, Bishop Stewart served as the assistant pastor at Pacific Mount Olive under his uncle, the late Bishop E.B. Stewart, who was the first

This Week in Black Faith History – Bishop Charles Harrison Mason

Bishop Charles Harrison Mason was the founder and first senior bishop of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), the largest African-American Pentecostal church in the United States. Born to former slaves Jerry and Eliza Mason in Shelby County, Tenn., on Sept. 8, 1864, Mason worked with his family as a sharecropper and did not receive a formal education as a child. But at an early age, he was influenced by his parents’ religion. Mason joined the African American Missionary Baptist Church when he was an adolescent and later received his license to preach from the Mount Gale Missionary Baptist

Pacific Mount Olive Marks 95th Year

Pacific Mount Olive Church of God in Christ (PMO) will celebrate 95 years of service to God and the community on Sunday, May 20, at 3:30 p.m., in the main sanctuary located at 1385 East 21st Street in Los Angeles. According to Superintendent Milton L. Joyner, pastor, the keynote speaker will be the Supt. Roosevelt Tuggle, pastor of the Open Door COGIC of Monrovia. The program will also feature music by the PMO choir, the Ray-Stewart Family, and special guest, the Farrell Family. PMO was organized in 1923 in a house prayer meeting with Elder Johnny Robins named as the