Rev. Dr. Mark Whitlock

Dr. Belinda Allen – An Unsung Shero in L.A.’s Faith Community

An unsung shero of Los Angeles City is Dr. Belinda Allen, the executive director of the West Angeles Community Development Corporation (WACDC) and vice president of the Los Angeles Affordable Housing Commissioners. She leads the largest African American faith-based community development corporation in America. 

Robert Rubin – An Unsung Hero in L.A.’s Faith Community

Robert Rubin, the executive director of the Vermont Village Community Development Corporation, has committed his life to social justice and community development for people living in South Los Angeles. South Los Angeles has experienced poverty, crime, drug addiction, gang violence, homelessness, civil unrest, and political upheaval. But there is one unsung hero consistently changing a negative narrative in a God inspired message of hope. Robert Rubin is that unsung hero for social justice and community development.

Words of the Week – Fill Me Up Lord

Ephesians 5:15-18 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit. A study reveals the legacy of slavery affects the mental and spiritual health of Black Americans. For descendants of slaves, the subject of slavery evokes feelings of emptiness, shame and embarrassment associated with the degradations of slavery. Harvard psychiatrist Alvin Poussaint suggests that the impact of slavery asked why

A Father’s Day Message – Father, Forgive Me 

Most of my life, I had real challenges with my father. He was absent, an alcoholic, and an abusive husband and father. I left home at sixteen. I lived a wild, wasteful life. I was very much the prodigal son.  

Words of the Week – Avoid the Temptation of Debt

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” One of the greatest challenges in the Black community is managing debt. The Black community has one of the lowest credit scores in the country. The way to avoid the temptation of credit card debt, pay day loans, and borrowing money from family and friends is to develop