Pastor James K. McKnight

Words of the Week – Something’s Gotta Give 

Scripture: Ephesians 6:10-18 Remember wrestling?  Remember playing as kids and yielding when someone was too strong?  What was the exclamation? It was “I give.”  We said it when we were feeling as though we had had enough. These days, because of all that is going on in the world, with all of the wickedness in high places, many of us are feeling that something has gotta give; something has gotta shift; something has gotta break loose. Many of us are angry, worried and battling depression because of the hatefulness, hypocrisy and hell that we see on our screens everyday. Let’s

Evers-Manley Headlines CCCF Women’s Day Service

Sandra J. Evers-Manly will be honored at the Women’s Day Service on Sunday, March 15, at 11 a.m., at Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship Los Angeles (CCCF), 2085 S. Hobart Boulevard in Los Angeles. Women’s Day is sponsors by CCCF’s Sisters in Christ Fellowship (SINC). The theme is “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made” based on Psalm 139:14. The Century City Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter will also participate. According to Pastor James and First Lady Denise McKnight, the service is part of the church’s observance of International Women’s Month from a Christian perspective, which celebrates the gifts and talents and the

Words of the Week – Love In Spite of Failure

Scripture: John 21:15-22 Two weeks ago, there was a story in the news that garnered a lot of attention.  Rodeo Road was renamed Barack Obama Boulevard. Certainly, President Obama deserves every honor that we, as Americans, can give him, for he pressed past the winds of bigotry and ugly resistance and distinguished himself as a great leader and a role model. We know all about President Obama’s successes, yet we scarcely know about his failures. In 1999, Mr. Obama failed in his quest to become elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.  I use President Obama as an example because

CCCCF Marks International Women’s Month with Meagan Good

  In honor of International Women’s Day, the Sisters in Christ Ministry of the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship (CCCF) will spotlight several diverse and multi-generational church members. The service takes place on Sunday, March 17, at 11 a.m., in the CCCF sanctuary located at 2085 S. Harvard Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor James K. McKnight. The theme is “Steppin’ Out In Faith: Livin’ the Life God Designed.” “We invite the community to join us as we welcome actress and author Meagan Good as our speaker and spotlight the gifts and talents of some of our members,” said McKnight.

Local Pastors Encourage African American Men for Father’s Day

  African American fathers play a special role in the life of their children. While America has not always portrayed or treated Black males fairly, to many in their families, they remain number one! In celebration of Father’s Day, the L.A. Sentinel asked three local pastors to respond to the following question: “What spiritual words of encouragement can you share with Black fathers in these challenging times for African American males?” Pastor James K. McKnight, Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship – Los Angeles:  To the brothers in our community who are fine fathers; fathers who love, teach, protect, provide for and

Call 2 Worship – February 8

First United Methodist of Compton plans a Valentine Dinner-Dance-Concert on Feb. 10, at 6 p.m., at 1025 S. Long Beach Blvd., in Compton, said Pastor Arnetha E. Inge. First’s United Methodist Men sponsor the event. Eric Moore is UMM president. The donation is $35. For tickets, call (310) 639-0775. Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship presents a Pre-Valentine’s Day Father-Daughter Worship Service on Feb. 11, at 11 a.m., at 2085 S. Hobart Blvd., in Los Angeles, said Pastor James K. McKnight. “In light of disturbing news of sexual harassment, all fathers and daughters are invited to worship together at this special service.

Call 2 Worship – February 1

Miracle Christian Fellowship Church presents “Moving Forward” on Feb. 2-4, at 7 p.m., at Ramada Plaza LAX, 5250 W. El Segundo Blvd., in Hawthorne. Pastor Solomon Akharamen is the guest preacher. Testimonies, anointing and prayers will be offered.. To learn more, call (832) 486-9665. Mount Olive Lutheran Church hosts “Community Sing featuring Melanie DeMore” on Feb. 4, at 7 p.m., at 1343 Ocean Park Blvd., in Santa Monica. A renowned vocalist and songwriter, DeMore’s music features African-American folk music, spirituals, traditional ballads and her own original compositions. The suggested donation is $20. Baptist Ministers Conference of L.A. and Southern California meet

Faith Leaders Suggest Actions to Make MLK’s Dream a Reality

As the nation prepares to observe the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther Day on Jan. 15, people across the land will salute his tremendous achievements and dramatic effect on civil rights. King’s endurance as a history-maker is demonstrated by the ongoing efforts of faith leaders, legislators and laity to make his dream of a color-blind, equitable society a reality. Seeking insight about King’s legacy and its relevance in the 21st century, the L.A. Sentinel asked four L.A. pastors for their thoughts. “Dr. King’s life allows us to glean obvious lessons on leadership and courage; yet, his true legacy is that he

Daniels-Ball, Lindsey Headline CCCF Concert

Acclaimed vocalist Lura Daniels-Ball will headline the annual free concert sponsored by the Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship (CCCF). The program, “Oh Come Let Us Adore Him,” will be held on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m., in the CCCF sanctuary, 2085 S. Hobart Blvd., in Los Angeles. The Rev. James K. McKnight is the host pastor. Appearing with Daniels-Ball will be her protégée, Randall Lindsey, along with the CCCF Sanctuary Choir, saxophonist Varetta Heidelberg, Ash Lee, tenor, Cedric Berry, baritone, Stephanie Williams, soprano, AWDIV Band and Amber Liekhus, soprano. Formally classified as a lyric soprano, Daniels-Ball, is renowned for

Christian Fellowship Honors Pastor McKnight

The Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship recently honored Pastor James K. McKnight on his 10th anniversary as their spiritual leader. Community members, friends and civic leaders joined the congregation for two events that included powerful prayers, soul-stirring singing, thoughtful expressions, dynamic preaching and a video tribute that brought many to tears. Pastor McKnight, known for his passion and his warm smile, was especially joyous as he reflected on a decade of pastoral service. In his remarks, he expressed gratitude to the committee, his partners in ministry, those he has been privileged to pastor, those who have been loving and supportive