City Council President Herb J. Wesson

Faith Community Makes Big Headlines in 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. Tulloss Heads Baptist Ministers Conference – The Baptist Ministers Conference (BMC) of Los Angeles and Southern California elected the Rev. K.W. Tulloss as president on Jan. 14. The pastor of Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, Tulloss most recently served as a vice president of the 100-year-old organization. “The conference will continue to serve as a preparation institute that will focus on building the capacity of pastors and ministers. We

Mt. Sinai Church Dedicates Early Learning Center

  The Mount Sinai Church of Los Angeles celebrated the opening of its preschool, The Mt. Sinai Church Early Learning Center, at a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony in September. Alvinette Strong with L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson’s office was on hand to present Pastor George E. Hurtt and school director, Erika Williams, with a proclamation commemorating the event. The school provides a diverse educational experience and attentive childcare for children ages two through five. The curriculum includes sharing and conversation time, reading, singing, creative art activities, crafts, Spanish language lessons, outdoor play and exploration, yoga, and dance. Preschool

First AME –L.A. Hosts 3rd Annual College and Career Fair

Twelfth grade Dorsey High School student Kory Laflora knows he wants to obtain a chemical engineering degree and thinks he may want to attend a historically Black college. To help him decide on a school, the 17-year-old recently joined more than 750 students in grades eight through 12 from 15 Los Angeles area schools at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles’ (FAME) 3rd Annual Hoops and Options College and Career Fair. “It’s a wealth of information to help the kids decide,” said Georgia Smith, Laflora’s mother, who accompanied him to the fair for support. “Hopefully, it helps