Bishop Noel Jones

Deniece Williams Presents Hallelujah Sunday Brunch

Four-time Grammy-winning recording artist Deniece Williams presents Hallelujah Sunday Brunch on Sunday, October 17, beginning at 12 noon at The Bourbon Room, 6356 Hollywood Blvd, 2nd Floor in Hollywood. Serving up a dose of soul inspiring gospel music will be special guests Bishop Noel Jones’ City of Refuge Church Spirit of David Choir under the direction of producer extraordinaire Patrick Bolton. For many, church just doesn’t feel like church without the choir working in synch with the pastor as he or she delivers the sermon, especially in the traditional African American church. Unfortunately, one of the earliest casualties of the

Sen. Harris Invites Elder Joe Paul to President’s State of the Union Address

“Very excited” was the response of Elder Joseph Paul, Jr., upon learning that U.S. Senator Kamala Harris invited him to be her guest at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 4. Paul is a seasoned reentry professional with more than 25 years of working with ex-offenders, high-risk adults, and various community service and faith-based organizations. Thanks to Harris, he will be among the audience of elected officials, Supreme Court justices and dignitaries who will gather as Trump delivers the final message of his term in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives at the United States Capitol

City of Refuge, Chef Loretta Jones Host Thanksgiving Feast

 Bishop Noel Jones and Chef Loretta Jones hosted the 13th annual community-wide free Thanksgiving Feast on Nov. 21, at City of Refuge Church, 14527 S. San Pedro Street in Gardena. An overflowing crowd attended the event and enjoyed a hot meal, friendship and fellowship. Congresswoman Maxine Waters and NBA player Matt Barnes were on hand as well for the ceremonial turkey carving. City of Refuge volunteers also distributed free groceries, clothes, shoes and personal hygiene kits. In addition, barbers and stylists provided free haircuts and grooming.                             “The importance of being kind, particularly at Thanksgiving, is a way to celebrate

CSU Kicks-off 12th Annual Super Sunday

Forty-seven ministries in Southern California will host California State University (CSU) leaders on February 12 and February 26 as part of the 12th Annual CSU Super Sunday, a campaign designed to encourage African American students to pursue higher education. More than 100,000 congregants receive this important message each year. They also receive important resources from the CSU to help them foster a college-going culture at home, including information about preparing for college, applying to a CSU campus and applying for financial aid. CSU Super Sunday is one of many events coordinated by CSU’s African American Initiative to increase the preparation