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Pastor John E. Cager III
Cager Elevated in AME SoCal Conference, Leaves Impressive L.A. Legacy
November 2, 2022
The Rev. John E. Cager III, pastor of Ward AME Church in Los Angeles, has been promoted to presiding elder of the denomination’s Midwest North District comprised of 22 churches in Kansas and Nebraska. ... read more »
U.S. Sen. Padilla Joins Local Officials for Worship at South L.A. Churches
June 2, 2022
U.S. Senator Alex Padilla joined long-time allies and friends in South Los Angeles on May 29, as he visited churches returning to in-person services. ... read more »
Experience the Joy of Christmas, Despite Challenging Times
December 23, 2021
L.A.-area ministers are unanimous in their opinion that believers can have joy at Christmas. These spiritual leaders remind Christians that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” ... read more »
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Faith Community Coalition Helps Churches Sustain and Even Expand Ministry
May 26, 2021
FCC and LOGOS Faith Development aid churches in transforming properties for affordable housing and community gardens Even before COVID-19 hit, many churches were struggling to maintain their property and the pandemic made the prospect much harder. ... read more »
Faith Leaders Urge Members to Adopt Coronavirus Prevention Guidelines
March 11, 2020
Many congregants received pastoral letters outlining worship etiquette in light of the increase in coronavirus or COVID-19 cases across the nation. The messages reiterate the guidelines that medical professionals have recommended to protect public health. ... read more »
Ward AME Observes Pastor’s 30th Year as Itinerant Elder
March 4, 2020
Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church will observe the 30-year journey of ministry of Pastor John E. Cager III with services on Saturday, March 14, at 3 p.m., ... read more »
Memorial Service Set for LoRetta Malone
November 13, 2019
Los Angeles resident LoRetta Marlene Malone passed on October 25, at the age of 78. Her strong will to live, her unwavering faith in God, and the love and prayers of family and friends sustained her through her valiant fight with cancer. ... read more »
Ward AME WMS Jazz Fundraiser Attracts Huge Crowd
July 3, 2019
  More than 200 people attended “Smooth Jazz on 25th & Magnolia” fundraiser sponsored by theWard AME Church’s Artishia Wilkerson Jordan WMS on June 22. Guests enjoyed lunch as they listened to music by Kirk Wilson & ... read more »
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Inspirational Comedian Barrie Highlights Ward AME’s ‘Smooth Jazz’ Brunch
June 19, 2019
Inspirational comedian Lester Barrie promises to keep the audience laughing as he emcees the event, “Smooth Jazz on 25th & Magnolia.” The fundraiser takes place on Saturday, ... read more »
Ward AME Hosts Smooth Jazz Fundraiser
June 5, 2019
Many local artists will perform at “Smooth Jazz on 25th & Magnolia” on Saturday, June 22, at 3 p.m., at Ward AME Church, 1177 W. 25th St., ... read more »
Community Lenten Caravan Ends with Donations to Worthy Causes
April 24, 2019
The Community Lenten Caravan (CLC), a series of services hosted by eight AME churches, concluded the April 17 worship at Bethel AME-L.A. by assisting others. Continuing their long tradition, ... read more »
Bishop C. Garnett Henning, Spiritual and Social Justice Giant, Passes Away
May 16, 2018
Spiritual giant and champion for social justice are frequently used to describe the Right Rev. Cornal Garnett Henning, Sr. Known locally and internationally as a passionate religious leader and human rights advocate, ... read more »
Ward AME Plans Business Expo
March 28, 2018
Ward AME Church will host a free business expo on April 8, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 1177 W. 25th St., near the intersection of Adams and Hoover, ... read more »
Ward AME Hosts Interfaith Justice Sunday Celebration
August 23, 2017
Rep. Alcee Hastings   Rabbi Joel Simonds Rabbi Morley Feinstein Black and Jewish teens discuss social justice with Rep. Alcee Hastings Teens of varying faiths and races will discuss social change opportunities between the black and Jewish community with Congressman Alcee Hastings (D-FL) as part of an area-wide effort to connect youth on shared issues of justice. ... read more »
Ward AME Celebrates 115th Anniversary
August 16, 2017
Ward African Methodist Episcopal Church will conclude its 115th anniversary on Sunday, August 20, at 10 a.m., in the edifice located at 1177 W 25th St., ... read more »
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