Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Los Angeles

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

Sharpton Attends Tulloss Installation

The Rev. Al Sharpton, left, was among the audience members witnessing the installation of Rev. K.W. Tulloss as president of the Baptist Ministers Conference (BMC) of Los Angeles and Southern California. A capacity crowd attended the ceremony at Mount Moriah Baptist Church on Feb. 18 as Tulloss took the oath to lead the 100-year-old organization. (Ian Foxx Photo)

Powerful Preachers Headline Mt. Moriah’s 2019 Prayer Bowl

The Holy Spirit fell repeatedly throughout the 2019 Prayer Bowl as the Rev. George Hurtt, the Rev. Dr. Donald Parsons and Bishop Marvin Sapp delivered the Word of God with clarity, insight and power. The three preachers headlined the Jan. 1 event, which has been sponsored for more than 60 years by Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Los Angeles. The Rev. Dr. Earl A. Pleasant organized the first prayer bowl after founding the church in 1946 and his successor, the Rev. Dr. Melvin V. Wade Sr., presented it for the next 42 years. This year marked the first time that

Call 2 Worship – December 27

  First AME Church welcomes the famous Florida A&M University’s Marching “100” on Dec. 30, at 8:15 a.m., at 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd. The public is invited to attend the band’s performance as well as the FAME worship service, which start at 7:45 a.m. The band will also appear in the Rose Parade on Jan. 1. To learn more, call (323) 735-1251. West Angeles Church of God in Christ holds New Year’s service on Dec. 30 at 9:30 a.m., where Earvin “Magic” Johnson will speak; and Watch Night Service on Dec. 31,

Agape LA Hosts Holy Week Events

  Rev. Dr. Melvin Wade Rev. Johnteris Tate The death and resurrection of Christ Jesus will be observed several spirit-filled services hosted by Agape Church of Los Angeles, located at Consolidated Plaza, 3725 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles. Inviting the public to attend, Bishop Craig A. Worsham, senior pastor, announced that some of L.A.’s leading ministers will headline each service. “These Holy Week Worship opportunities are sure to inspire your soul as we reflect on the Love of God and the sacrifice of His son Jesus,” said Worsham. “Powerful preaching and singing will center and focus us on the

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