Dr. Judith McAllister

Top Religion Stories of 2022

Many notable events took place in the faith community during 2022. Here are some of the activities covered in the Religion section throughout the year.

West Angeles COGIC Pays Off the Cathedral’s Mortgage

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. The joyous observance, attended by thousands of members of West Angeles Church of God in Christ along with several special guests, was held on Jan. 12, during the 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship services. Bishop Joe Ealy, presiding prelate of the denomination’s Southern California First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, delivered uplifting sermons at the morning services and the Grammy-winning artist Kurt Carr performed with the Kurt Carr Singers at all

Disciples on the Move Plan Venice Beach Gospel Rally

For the 20th consecutive year, the Venice Beach Gospel Crusade Rally will light up the boardwalk with praises to God. The free event, set for Saturday, August 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will take place at the corner of Pacific Blvd., and Windward St., in the Venice district of Los Angeles. Dr. Judith McAllister and David Daughtry will be among the artists, speakers and clergy that will minister to the hundreds of people that are expected to attend. “The purpose of this event is to reach souls for Jesus Christ in the hope that people from all walks