Marjorie C. Laws

Life Celebration Set for Marjorie C. Laws

Marjorie C. Laws, a dedicated member of Trinity Baptist Church and longtime Sentinel contributing writer, passed away on Oct. 19. She was 86-years-old. Known for her strong faith and love of God, Marjorie was recognized throughout the L.A. area for contributing her time and talents to the betterment of her church and community. Her viewing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles. A celebration of her life will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Baptist Church, 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd.,

Trinity Baptist Concludes 100th Anniversary Celebration

After a yearlong celebration, Trinity Baptist Church plans to conclude their 100th anniversary observance with a gala banquet and closing worship service. According to Pastor Alvin Tunstill, Jr., the banquet takes place on Friday, November 10, at 7 p.m., at the Westin Los Angeles Hotel, 5400 W. Century Blvd., in Los Angeles. “Dress up and invite your family and friends to come with you and enjoy a delicious meal, fine entertainment and beautiful fellowship in a lovely atmosphere,” said Tunstill, who added that ticket reservations are available calling the church office at (323) 735-0044. The closing worship service is set

Trinity Welcomes Drake on Father’s/Men’s Day

  The Rev. Dr. Solomon Drake will be the guest preacher at the Father’s/Men’s Day on Sunday June 18, at Trinity Baptist Church, announced Pastor Alvin Tunstill, Jr. Inviting the entire community to attend, Tunstill said, “We will have one service at 10 a.m. In keeping with Trinity’s year-long 100th Year Anniversary Celebration, this will be a very special celebratory service honoring all fathers and men.” Drake is the pastor emeritus of Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles where he served as spiritual leader for 34 years. During his tenure, Greater Ebenezer experienced continuous growth, as well as

Richard Smallwood Headlines Trinity’s 100th Anniversary Concert

Pastor Alvin Tunstill, Jr., and the members of Trinity Baptist Church continue their 100th anniversary celebration with gospel legend Richard Smallwood in a concert on Sunday, April 9, at 6:30 p.m., in the sanctuary located at 2040 W. Jefferson Blvd., in Los Angeles. The concert will also feature the Trinity Baptist Church Mass Choir directed by Roland Hamilton and the Gospel Music Workshop of America Contemporary Adult Choir under the direction of Tony Jones. KJLH broadcaster Aundrae Russell will serve as emcee. The VIP ticket donation is $45 and general admission donation is $35. Tickets are available at and

Trinity Baptist Church Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Multiple events are planned this year as Trinity Baptist Church observes a century of Christian and community service in the city of Los Angeles. A Sunday School group of 15 children and 3 adults founded the ministry on November 11, 1917. Upcoming activities will highlight the anniversary theme, “Celebrating 100 Years of Walking by Faith, Cherishing our Past, Celebrating our Present, Constructing our Future. For we walk by faith, not by sight. (2 Cor. 5:7) But without faith, it is impossible to please God. (Heb. 11:1).” “It is with immense joy that the entire Trinity Baptist Church family commemorate this