Greater New Bethel Baptist Church

Mt. Tabor Celebrates 61st Anniversary

Pastor Ticey Brown and the members of Mount Tabor Missionary Baptist Church will observe their 61st Anniversary with several spirit-filled events. The celebration kicks-off on Sunday, Nov. 24, in the edifice located at 6614 S. Western Ave., in Los Angeles. The guests will be Pastor Darnell Manuel and the members of Carver Baptist Church at the 8 a.m. worship and the Rev. Joe Gates, pastor emeritus of Southern St. Paul Church, at the 11 a.m. service. On Saturday, Nov. 30, at 4 p.m., an All-Male Revue is planned. The Mt. Tabor Mighty Male Chorus, Mt. Sinai Praise and Mime Ministry,

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

Call 2 Worship – February 28

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. Celebration of Life Service for Bishop L. Daniel Williams takes place on March 1, at 11 a.m., at Citizens of Zion Baptist Church, 12930 S. Lime Ave., in Compton, said Pastor Bobby Newman, Jr.  Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Sr., Williams’ father in the ministry, and Bishop Rudolph W. McKissick, Jr., both of Bethel Baptist Institutional Church in Jacksonville, FL, will give eulogies. Serving

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.

Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux – L.A.’s Gospel Legend

             February is Black History Month Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux is a gospel composer, educator and author. A veteran recording artist, she conducts workshops throughout the United States and Europe and has written more than 100 songs, including “We’re Blessed,” “Rivers of Joy,” “Give Me A Clean Heart,” “If It Had Not Been For The Lord On My Side,” “Trees,” “I’m Glad,” “He Decided To Die,” and “What Shall I Render.” Her songs have been recorded by the Mighty Clouds of Joy, Tammi Bakker, Pastor Shirley Caesar, the Rev. James Cleveland’s Gospel Music Workshop of