Presiding Bishop Charles Blake

Faith Community Unites to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

  The historic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey galvanized the Los Angeles faith community into action with multiple efforts underway to assist hundreds of thousands in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. The various donation drives, conducted by denominational and independent ministries, urge L.A. residents to contribute bottled water, toiletries, cleaning supplies and other items to help victims rebound from the wide-ranging destruction. Agape Church of Los Angeles Calling their effort “Houston: We Are Standing With You,” Agape L.A. will accept donations on Friday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the corporate office located at 4602 Crenshaw Blvd.,

West Angeles COGIC Plans ‘Homecoming’

West Angeles Church of God in Christ is issuing a call to former and current parishioners to attend their “Homecoming” worship services on Sunday, July 16. Banners featuring COGIC Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, senior pastor, and First Lady Mae Blake are strung along Crenshaw Blvd., inviting the community to attend services at West Angeles Cathedral, 3600 S. Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles. “This will be a day for WestA members, past and present, to have the opportunity to come back home to worship together, to be blessed and to be a blessing,” said a spokesperson. The guest preachers will

Barbara McCoo Lewis Appointed COGIC General Supervisor

 The Church of God In Christ, Inc. announced Mother Barbara McCoo Lewis as General Supervisor of the International Department of Women. Lewis was appointed and installed during the April Call Annual Business Meeting in Memphis, Tennessee by Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle, Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr., in conjunction with the approval of the 12 General Board Members. In this role, she will oversee the Department of Women of the 6.5 million-member church. She succeeds Mother Willie Mae Rivers of Goose Creek, South Carolina. Since 2013, Mother Lewis has served as the Assistant General Supervisor of the International Department of

L.A. Women of the Gospel – Judith McAllister

What is your name and what is your ministry?  My name is Judith McAllister and the ministry I am honored to serve in is that of “Worship” in every sense of the word. As a Worship Leader, who makes others aware of the presence of God in those special times dedicated to “Praise and Worship” within the church, I have the responsibility to set, maintain and protect the atmosphere, to ensure that it is conducive for the glory of God to reside. Through the lens of worship, I have the honor of governing in the servant leadership position of the

Faith Community Sees Many Memorable Moments in 2016

Several memorable activities occurred in Los Angeles’ faith community during 2016. The following lists some of the news reported in the Sentinel Religion section. Notable News February 2 – The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the Richard Allen stamp. Known by many as the founder and first bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Allen was also a successful businessman, civic leader and social activist as well as a preacher. This year is the 200th anniversary of his founding of the AME Church. LL Cool J, Dr. Kenneth C. Ulmer, Verdine White and Israel Consul General David Siegel attend the The

West Angeles COGIC Gives Free Star-Studded Concert

West Angeles Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of Bishop Charles Blake, hosts its annual Christmas concert as a means to give back to the Los Angeles community. “Christmas at the Cathedral” takes place Sunday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m., at West Angeles Cathedral, 3600 S. Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles. “This event is for the entire community to enjoy. Many families can’t afford to attend concerts with top artists, so we want to give this gift to everyone. It’s a great way for family and friends to spend the day together – for free,” said Gladys Ross, West Angeles

2015 Full of Memorable Moments for L.A.’s Faith Community

January – Wright Headlines ‘Theology in Hood Revival’ The year kicked-off with the ‘Theology in the Hood Revival’ addressing the deaths of unarmed African American males by police. The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr., pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, IL, offered spiritual insight on theme, “Law and Order: What is the role of the African American Church in Justice Reform?” Bethel A.M.E. – L.A., Bryant Temple A.M.E., Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches and the USC Cecil Murray Center for Civic Engagement sponsored the revival. March – Douroux ends 64-year local church music ministry Dr. Margaret