Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer

Bishop Ulmer Marks 40-years of Pastoral Ministry

Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer shared powerful and inspiring words with the congregation during his final sermon as senior pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church.  After nearly 41 years as the spiritual leader, the internationally known theologian parted on Sunday, February 19 with the message entitled, “I Did My Best” and using 2 Timothy 4:6-7 as his text.

Bishop Ulmer Steps down, Events Set to Salute His Legacy

Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer will conclude four decades as senior pastor and teacher of Faithful Central Bible Church on Sunday, February 19.  In recognition of his transformative ministry, the congregation will host a series of “Legacy of Champion” events, which will culminate in a tribute concert. The celebration began on Feb. 5 with the installation of the new senior pastor, the Rev. John-Paul C. Foster. The rejoicing continues on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m., with Ulmer leading the worship in The Tabernacle, 321 N. Eucalyptus Avenue in Inglewood. The service will also highlight the Music and Arts Reunion. Ladies

Community Salutes Apostle Frederick Price, Mega-Church Pioneer

Reflections, tributes and condolences poured in from around the world to salute the pioneering legacy of Apostle Frederick K.C. Price, founder of the world-renowned Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles. The mega-church builder passed away from complications from COVID-19 at the age of 89. His son and CCC pastor, the Rev. Frederick K. Price, Jr., made the announcement on Feb. 12, on Instagram. In honor of Apostle Price’s legacy, a closed casket viewing, open to the public, is slated for Thursday, March 4, and Friday, March 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., on both days at Crenshaw Christian Center,

Local Clergy Urge Focus on ‘Christ’ for ‘Christmas’

Christmas is here and despite the devastating pandemic, people are still obsessed with commercializing the holiday. Although many believers recite, “Jesus is the reason for the season,” they also are among the crowds flocking to the stores and overspending on gifts instead of rejoicing about the coming of Christ and what it means to the world.

Faithful Central Streams Live Service on ‘Pain and Power of Fatherhood’

Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer joins Bishop T.D. Jakes, Priscilla Shirer, Kirk Franklin and more to share messages of hope for Father’s Day The important role of fathers takes center stage at “Daddy Changed the World: The Pain and Power of Fatherhood,” an online event sponsored by Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer and Faithful Central Bible Church. The program will stream live on FCBC’s YouTube channel on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21, at 3 p.m. Several notable guests are set to participate including Bishop T.D. Jakes, Kirk Franklin, Priscilla Shirer, Tyrese Gibson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Dr. Eric Mason and Hillsong United. According

Spirited Homegoing Held for Rev. Dr. E.V. Hill II

More than 1,000 people were on hand to bid farewell to the Rev. Dr. Edward V. Hill II on Aug. 24, at West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Hill, the pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Spirit of Zion Fellowship Church, passed away suddenly on August 12, at the age of 52. The ecumenical crowd contained a wide range of clergy and lay people, who wept, shouted, danced and rejoiced throughout the spirit-filled service, which included music by the combined choirs of Mount Zion and Spirit of Zion. The Rev. Dr. Melvin V. Wade Sr., pastor emeritus of Mount

Next Dimension University Holds Commencement and Awards Ceremony

Next Dimension Bible University’s 2019 Commencement and Awards Ceremony, held Aug. 17, at West Angeles Cathedral, was a grand affair, sending a message of hope to the graduating class. Dr. Joel McLeod presented diplomas to more than 200 graduates, who received Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates degrees. Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, delivered an emotional commencement address, encouraging the graduates to “do good works as stewards unto to God, as His work must be fulfilled.” Apostle Frederick K.C. Price, founder of Crenshaw Christian Center, received the Living Legend Award, and Honorary Doctorate diplomas were given to an impressive

Life Celebrations Set for Pastor Earl Pleasant, Organizer of Greater New Bethel in Inglewood

Another giant of faith left his earthly body with the passing of the Rev. Dr. Earl Alfred Pleasant on June 14. The founder and pastor emeritus of Greater New Bethel Baptist Church in Inglewood, Pleasant was 76-years-old. A preacher of the Gospel for more than 40 years, Pleasant touched many lives and baptized more than 400 converts to Christ during his long ministry. To recognize his life, celebrations are planned for Thursday, June 27, where he will lie in state from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by a memorial service, led by Pastor Rikki T. Farrell, Jr., at Greater