Rev. Dr. Paul M. Martin

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

Faith Community Mourns Dr. Paul Martin

The faith community is mourning the passing of the Rev. Dr. Paul M. Martin, the first African-American president of the American Baptist Seminary of the West (ABSW) in Berkley. Dr. Martin passed away on March 23 at the age of 77 while in Denver with his wife, Dr. Agnes Martin, a former ABSW trustee. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 16, at 11 a.m., at Second Baptist Church, 2412 Griffith Avenue in Los Angeles. An ordained minister for more than six decades, Martin’s pastoral assignments included 23 years at the Redeemer Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles, 17