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COGIC Presiding Bishop Sheard to Preach at West Angeles

The Right Rev. J. Drew Sheard, chief apostle and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ, Inc, will be the guest preacher at on Sunday, March 19, at 10 a.m., at West Angeles Cathedral, 3600 S. Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles, announced Pastor Charles Blake II.

Bishop Ulmer Marks 40-years of Pastoral Ministry

Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer shared powerful and inspiring words with the congregation during his final sermon as senior pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church.  After nearly 41 years as the spiritual leader, the internationally known theologian parted on Sunday, February 19 with the message entitled, “I Did My Best” and using 2 Timothy 4:6-7 as his text.

West Angeles COGIC Prepares to Install Blake II as Senior Pastor 

After 53 years of heading one of the largest congregations in Los Angeles, Bishop Charles and Lady Mae Blake are stepping down as spiritual leaders and will pass the mantle to their son, current Co-pastor and Pastoral Designee Elder Charles Blake II, and his wife, Lady DeAndra Blake.    

Reflecting on the Legacy of Bishop Blake as his 82nd  Birthday Nears 

Most people will agree that Presiding Bishop Emeritus Charles E. Blake, Sr. is the epitome of a faith leader. That description is highly accurate. As the senior pastor of West Angeles Church of God in Christ, Blake has shepherded tens of thousands of members for more than five decades. Not only has he ministered to the spiritual growth of his congregation, but he also addressed the physical needs of his community by implementing scores of social-economic programs to aid residents with home ownership, affordable housing, business development, financial counseling, and many other enterprises. Also, under the leadership of Bishop Blake,

West Angeles COGIC Pays Off the Cathedral’s Mortgage

Jubilation filled the air as Bishop Charles and First Lady Mae Blake simultaneously celebrated their 51st pastoral anniversary and burned the $65 million mortgage on the West Angeles Cathedral. The joyous observance, attended by thousands of members of West Angeles Church of God in Christ along with several special guests, was held on Jan. 12, during the 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship services. Bishop Joe Ealy, presiding prelate of the denomination’s Southern California First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction, delivered uplifting sermons at the morning services and the Grammy-winning artist Kurt Carr performed with the Kurt Carr Singers at all

West Angeles COGIC Sells Some Property to Help Revitalize Crenshaw Corridor

West Angeles Church of God in Christ in the Crenshaw District announced Oct. 2, that it has sold some of its property so it can be used to beautify and revitalize the area, while ensuring “nuisance businesses” will be prohibited on the land. According to the church, it sold off property including its administrative offices, church annex and theater. Financial details were not released, but church officials said the sale will enable it to build a Family Life Center, while also paying off the mortgage on its cathedral, with enough left over to establish a financial reserve. “Paying off the

Next Dimension University Holds Commencement and Awards Ceremony

Next Dimension Bible University’s 2019 Commencement and Awards Ceremony, held Aug. 17, at West Angeles Cathedral, was a grand affair, sending a message of hope to the graduating class. Dr. Joel McLeod presented diplomas to more than 200 graduates, who received Bachelors, Masters and Doctorates degrees. Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, pastor of Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood, delivered an emotional commencement address, encouraging the graduates to “do good works as stewards unto to God, as His work must be fulfilled.” Apostle Frederick K.C. Price, founder of Crenshaw Christian Center, received the Living Legend Award, and Honorary Doctorate diplomas were given to an impressive

Pastor E.V. Hill Homegoing Services Finalized

The final remembrance services were announced for Rev. Dr. Edward V. Hill II, the pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and Spirit of Zion Fellowship Church, who passed away suddenly on August 12, at the age of 52. The only viewing will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Angelus Funeral Home, 3875 S. Crenshaw Blvd., in Los Angeles. Mt. Zion will host a memorial concert on Friday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in the sanctuary located at 1300 E. 50th St., in Los Angeles. His homegoing service will take place on Saturday, August 24, at

Donnie McClurklin Delivers Powerful Word at West Angeles

Praise and worship rose to an incredibly high level as Pastor Donnie McClurklin delivered one powerful word after another at the West Angeles Cathedral on March 17. McClurklin, a Stellar and Grammy Award-winning artist, appeared as part the 50th preaching anniversary of the Right Rev. Charles E. Blake Sr., presiding prelate and chief apostle of the Church of God in Christ, Inc., and pastor of West Angeles COGIC. The service included a tribute to Dr. Judith C. McAllister, West Angeles’ minister of music, worship and liturgy.  An anointed singer, songwriter and musician, McAllister led the church’s music ministry from 1992