Rev. Kelvin Sauls

Haynes Tackles Mental Health at Macedonia Summer Revival

As anxiety sweeps America, the Rev. Dr. Freddie Haynes stopped by Macedonia Baptist Church to offer solutions to soothe stress-related tensions.

Known as a prophetic international leader and passionate social activist, Haynes is the pastor of the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, which boasts a membership exceeding 12,000.

‘Church at the Park’ Brings Promotes Peace in South L.A.

“Me and my wife were walking in the neighborhood and they told us to come over to the park. Everyone was nice to us and they gave us food and clothes and we danced and had fun,” said South Los Angeles resident Louis Sanchez. Upwards of 2000 men, women and children made their way to the 3rdAnnual “Church at the Park” held at the historic South Park, located at 345 E. 51st Street in South Los Angeles. Pastor Shep Crawford, and co-pastor, Dr. Shalonda Crawford, of Experience Christian Ministries (ECM), led the festival-styled event, which aimed to promote peace and unity in

TOS Gospel Stage Draws Thousands with Powerful Praise

The spirit of the Lord descended with power on the Brenda Marsh-Mitchell Gospel Stage at the 12Hezekiahth Annual Taste of Soul Family Festival (TOS) on Oct. 21. The incredible praise party attracted the largest crowd ever with thousands of people on hand to hear regional and local artists deliver joyous music filled with worship, hope and the love of God. With KJLH broadcaster Aundre Russell and Christian comedian J Redd serving as emcees, L.A.-area gospel singers kicked-off the first half of the program. The audience rose to its feet upon hearing selections such as “Thank You, Lord, For Blessing Me

Blake Organizes Huge Donation Drive to Aid Hurricane Victims

An unusual Labor Day celebration took place at West Angeles Church of God in Christ (COGIC) on Sept. 4, as Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. launched the first regional donation drive to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston, Texas metropolitan area. Scores of vehicles descended upon the church’s parking lot to drop off non-perishable food, bottled water, toiletries, diapers, baby formula, women’s sanitary products, new undergarments, new children’s clothing, new adult clothing, cleaning products, plastic garbage pails, plastic trash bags, shovels and tools. Also, L.A. Lakers president Ervin “Magic” Johnson secured a donation of 300 pairs of shoes

Faith Leaders Advise Action to Combat ‘Trump-ocrisy’

‪As trauma, paralysis and anguish envelope some people upset by the election of President Donald Trump, three ministers offer advice to believers to overcome feelings of helplessness. The Rev. Kelvin Sauls, pastor of Holman United Methodist Church; the Rev. Eddie Anderson, pastor of McCarty Memorial Christian Church; and the Rev. Dr. Anthony B. Pinn, professor of religion at Rice University in Houston, Texas recently shared their thoughts on the role of the church in the era of Trump. While all agreed that the people’s anxieties are understandable and should be listened to, the preachers were united in recommending prayer and

Reid Ready to Lead as AME Bishop

The Rev. Dr. Frank Madison Reid III stopped in Los Angeles on June 12 to campaign for bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. AMEs from all over the world will meet in Philadelphia, PA in July for the 50th Session of the General Conference. Six people will be elected to serve at the episcopal level and Reid hopes to be one of them. A familiar and popular figure to many in the area, Reid was the pastor of Ward AME Church in Los Angeles from 1980 to 1988. For the past 28 years, he has served as the spiritual

Holman UMC hosts HBCU Summit

Holman United Methodist Church will hold its annual Historically Black College and University (HBCU) Summit to acquaint prospective high school and community college students with HBCU schools. The session will be held on Thursday, November 12, at 6 p.m., in Holman’s L.L. White Hall, 3320 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles.  The Rev. Kelvin Sauls is the host pastor. Representatives from Bennett College, Dillard University, Fisk University, Lincoln (MO) University, Philander Smith College, Stillman College, Talladega College, Tuskegee University and Wiley College will share information about their school and on the admissions process including the guaranteed admission agreements with all California Community Colleges.