Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church

Homegoing Services Announced for Rev. Dr. Solomon Drake

Los Angeles lost a giant in the faith with the passing of the Rev. Dr. Solomon L. Drake, pastor emeritus of Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church. Drake, who died on August 18 at the age of 90, was a spiritual father and mentor to scores of leading ministers. His body will lie in state on Tuesday, August 31, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., and on Wednesday, September 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in the sanctuary of Greater Ebenezer, 5300 Denker Avenue in Los Angeles. The homecoming celebration takes place on September 1, at 11 a.m., at the

Call 2 Worship – May 13

Holman United Methodist Church present Golf with the Pastor on May 15, at 10 a.m., at Brookside Golf at the Rose Bowl, 1133 Rosemount Ave. in Pasadena. Pastor Ken Walden will participate in the fellowship. The donation is $70 for singles and $180 for a foursome. For information, contact Al Dixon at (213) 272-9271 or [email protected]. On May 22, at 9 a.m., Soulforce Nonviolence Worshops led by the Rev. James Lawson will take place via Zoom. Registration is required by visiting Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church holds their 2021 Men’s Conference on May 15, at 10 a.m., via Zoom,

Greater Ebenezer Plans ‘Brothers United Under Divine Direction’

Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church plans its 16th Annual Men’s Conference starting Friday, May 17, through Saturday, May 18, on its campus located at 5300 S. Denker Ave., in Los Angeles. According to Pastor DeNon A. Porter, several activities are planned to illustrate the theme, “Brothers United Under Divine Direction” based on Psalm 133:1-3 and Ephesian 4:1-7. “Our conference will open on Friday evening with registration at 6 p.m., followed by praise, prayer and the spoken word. On Saturday, May 18th at 9 a.m., we will participate in Bible study, workshops and exciting theme speakers who will focus on issues and concerns to men

Call 2 Worship – May 9

First AME Church commemorates the 30th Anniversary of the Annual Walk to End Hunger on May 11, at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd. The Sarah Allen Women’s Missionary Society sponsors the event. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the ceremony at 7:30 a.m. The walk will begin at 8 a.m., starting at FAME Church.  To participate or obtain information, call the church at (323) 735-1251. West Angeles Church of God in Christ presents “A Day in May with Lady Mae” on May 11, at 9:30 a.m., at 3045 S. Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles.

Call 2 Worship – March 21

AME Community Lenten Caravan hosted by eight AME churches continues on March 27, at 7 p.m., at Brookins-Kirkland Community AME, 3719 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said host Pastor Mary S. Minor. Pastor Carolyn Baskin-Bell of Second AME will preach. Three more services leading up to Resurrection Sunday will be held to provide spiritual renewal for believers. The host churches are New Philadelphia AME, 6380 Orange Ave., in Long Beach on April 3; Ward AME, 1177 W. 25th St., on April 9; and Bethel AME, 7900 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles on April 17. Walker Temple AME Church

Call 2 Worship – March 7

Carson Community Deliverance Center Church holds a Women’s Prayer Service on March 9, at 10 a.m., at 555 E. 220th St., in Carson.  The public is invited to attend for worship and prayer.  For information, call (310) 835-7905. Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church presents its 17th Annual Women’s Conference on March 8-9, and Women’s Day on March 10, at 5300 S. Denker Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor DeNon A. Porter. Also, the Women’s Chorus Musical is March 10, at 4 p.m. The theme is “Women of God, Being Kind to All, Challenging One Another With The Word of God.” Sister

Call 2 Worship – February 21

True Friendship Missionary Baptist Church plans appreciation services for Pastor James and First Lady Evelyn Perkins at 7901 South Van Ness Ave., in Inglewood. On Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., “An Evening of Celebration in Songs” will take place will many guest artists. On Feb. 24, at 8 a.m., Pastor C. D. LeGrande of Great Hope Baptist Church will preach; at 10:45 a.m., the Rev. Dr. Henry Brown of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church will bring the message; and at 3 p.m., Pastor R.A. Williams of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church will deliver the sermon. For information, call (323) 750-7304. Murph Chapel-St.

Call 2 Worship – February 14

Southern Saint Paul Church and Calvary Baptist Church plan Heritage Sunday on Feb. 17, with powerful messages by the Rev. Al Sharpton, who will participate as part of the church’s Black History Month celebration, said Pastor Xavier L. Thompson, spiritual leader of both fellowships. At 9:30 a.m., Sharpton will preach at Calvary, 12928 Vaughn St., in San Fernando. At 11:15 a.m., he will speak at Southern Saint Paul, 4678 W. Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles. To learn more, call Southern Saint Paul at (323) 731-2703. Agape Church of Los Angeles hosts Law Enforcement Sunday on Feb. 17, at 11 a.m.,

Call 2 Worship – October 25

First New Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church plans Women’s Day events at 1555 W. 108th St., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Norman Johnson. The theme is “Women of the Spirit: Seeking a More Excellent Way” based on I Corinthians 12:4-5, 27-31. On Oct. 27, a prayer breakfast takes place at 9 a.m. Santa Monica College Professor Nichole Blackwell will speak. On Oct. 28, at 11 a.m., U.S. Rep. Karen Bass will speak. Miracle Temple Church of God Pentecostal celebrates it 36th anniversary on Oct. 28, at 10 a.m., at 109 W. Buckthorn St., in Inglewood, said Bishop Johnny J. Young,

Call 2 Worship – October 18

St. John’s United Methodist Church holds a free workshop about trade careers on Oct. 20, at 10 a.m., at 1715 Santa Ana Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Larry Dozier. The session will outline the new workforce development initiative to train and certify individuals to become heating ventilation and air conditioning technicians, refrigeration mechanics and building maintenance engineers. To learn more, call (310) 502-8136 or visit Bible Enrichment Fellowship International Church hosts the “23rd Annual L.A.M.P.S. Conference” on Oct. 21-24, at 400 E. Kelso St., in Inglewood, said Dr. Beverly “Bam” Crawford, pastor. The theme is “Legacy – Apostolic

Greater Ebenezer Salutes Pastor and First Lady Porter

The members of Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church will host the 2nd Pastoral Anniversary of the Rev. DeNon and First Lady Michelle Porter on Sunday, August 26, at 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. The celebration services will take place in the church’s edifice at 5300 S. Denker Ave., in Los Angeles. The theme is “Our Pastor: A Man of God Preparing the People of God By Teaching and Preaching the Word of God” based on Ephesians 4:11-12. Brother Edgar and Sister N. Sue Thompson are the co-chairs. The program participants include Brother Jonathan Verner at 8 a.m., Sister

Call 2 Worship – August 16

  Grant AME Church holds its Homecoming Reunion Celebration on August 18, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 10435 S. Central Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Arthur Rumph. Food, games, music and a talent show will be held. On August 19, at 9:30 a.m., the Reunion Worship Service will be held. The Rev. Phillip Ross, pastor of Bethel AME – Blythe, will be the guest preacher. Call (323) 564-1151 for details. Save Our Sons Prison/Justice Ministry meets August 19, at 2:30 p.m., at Crenshaw United Methodist Church, 3740 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Royce Porter.