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Reverend Xavier L. Thompson’s Presidential Installation “For Such A Time As This”

PASTOR XAVIER THOMPSON

DR. JASPER WILLIAMS

The incomparable charismatic and prolific gospel preacher, Reverend, Dr. Jasper Williams, pastor of the Salem Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia, will be special guest speaker at the Southern Missionary Baptist Church, where the Reverend Xavier L. Thompson serves as God’s ordained and commis-

sioned shepherd of the flock. Dr. Williams is arguably, the most celebrated national evangelist of the TwentyFirst Century. His resume profiles his outstanding accomplishments and success as a pastor, an educator, an author and as an organizational leader across this nation and abroad. OCCASION: The Installation Service for President-elect, Xavier L. Thompson PLACE: Southern Missionary Baptist Church, located at 4678 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA DATE/ TIME: February 18, 2013 - 11:00 A.M. Pastor Xavier Thompson, a happily married man and fa-

ther of two daughters, is, historically, the youngest minister to ever be elected to serve as President of the prestigious Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Los Angeles and Southern California and the immediate successor to Presidents: Dr. Marvis L. Davis and Bishop L. Daniel Williams, respectively. The corporate body and members, in particular, are elated, excited and blessed to have such a young man with so many sublime qualities for leadership. We feel that his youth, vitality and enormity of innovative skills will serve to escalate our conference to an unsurpassed level of success in

enhancing ministry and impacting the community. His election is a commendation to the younger generation of clergy, an inspiration and reward to the older statesmen and a symbol of hope for succeeding generations of clergy and the religious populace as a whole. The entire Los Angeles community is invited to share with us on this most auspicious occasion. Your presence is deemed a blessing to all. Reverend Marvin E. Dean, Reporter, Pastor Xavier L. Thompson, President

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Celebrates Pastor Perry J. &  1st Lady Pamela F. Jones 15 Years of Faithful Service

PASTOR PERRY J & 1ST LADY PAMELA F. JONES

 It is with great pleasure that Messiah Baptist Church announces a celebration honoring our Pastor and First Lady, the Rev. Perry J. Jones and First Lady Pamela F. Jones. It’s hard to believe that our pastor, have labored for 15 years with us. It is God’s will that we pause and say, “Thank You Lord” for another chance to show our appreciation to Pastor Jones as our leader and shepherd along with his wife Pamela. A special invitation is extended to each of you to come join us as we celebrate with a luncheon on Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ the Four Points Sheraton 5990 Green Valley Circle Culver City, CA 90230 from 12pm. to 4pm. The donation is $25.00. This celebration will culminate with a special Sunday Service, February 24, 2013, @ 10:30 a.m. The chosen   is; theme: “Our pastor a man of integrity worthy of his reward .” I Peter 5:1-4. The message will be delivered by the Pastor’s cousin,  the Rev. Earl C. Stuckey, Pastor of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church of Berkley, California. Deaconess Betty Simmons, chairperson, Sis. Patricia Ingram, Co-Chair, Sister Donna McReynolds, Co-Chair, Christe Ware Co-Chair, and the entire Messiah family join together to make this the best celebration yet. Please try not to miss these two dates! Messiah Baptist Church is located at 4500 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016. If additional information is needed you are welcome to contact the church office at (323) 734-7920. Rev. Whalen S. Jones, Pastor Emeritus; Rev. Perry J. Jones, Senior Pastor.   

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DR. WILLIAM BRENT SR.

What a wonderful occasion we experienced on Monday, January 28th. We gathered, first, on our parking lot, moving next to the northwest corner of Brentwood and 59th Street, and then moving to our

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her late husband. The attendee then walked across the street to witness the formal unveiling of the sign denoting, the before mentioned corner as “Dr. W. M. Brent, Sr. Square.” This was covered by Channel 7. Pictures were taken of the family and the sign. You may view the sign by visiting our Facebook page (Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church). Finally, we went to the church dining room where we fellowshipped and ate delicious food. We had a wonderful time. We are so happy that the Lord sent the Brent Family to EveContinued On Page 7

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dining room. What a time! What a time! What a time! (As Pastor Brent use to say.) On the parking lot, we were graced by the presence of our Councilwoman Jan Perry who

hosted these festivities, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, and President of the California United Baptist State Convention, Dr. J. Roy Morrison. Our late Pastor Emeritus, Dr. W. M. Brent, Sr. was being honored. Each dignitary made touching remarks regarding the many services rendered and the impact Pastor Brent has made on the community and the city at large, including his many accomplishments on the District, State and the National levels of the respective convention. First Lady Emeritus, Sis. Mary Louise Matthews Brent introduced family member that were in attendance and thanks all for the honor bestowed on

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We, the officers and members of Union Missionary Baptist Church take this op-

portunity to show our pastor, Rev. Milton Marshall Sr., who just celebrated his 99th birthday, how much we love and appreciate him for 65 years of pastoral leadership. He has been a dedicated servant of the Lord, preaching and teaching unceasingly. We continually praise God for placing him at Union Missionary Baptist Church. You and your loved ones are invited to join us as we celebrate our pastor’s Appreciation Services this month. Our Theme “Our Pastor Keeping His Charge” 2 Timothy

4:1-5. The celebration services are scheduled to take place on the following dates: Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Our guests will be Christ St. John B.C., Rev. Stephen Randle, Pastor – St. John B.C., Rev James Brooks, Pastor – Mount Olive 2nd B.C., Rev. Winfred Bell, Pastor; Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. The guest churches will be Praises of Zion M.B.C., Rev. Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick Sr., Pastor – First Charity M.B.C., Rev David Tate, Pastor – Union Hill B.C., Rev. Walter Farmer,

Pastor – Gospel Temple B.C., Rev. Cedell Bush, Pastor; Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. The guest churches will be Tabernacle of Praise B.C., Rev. Roderick Walker, Pastor – St. Andrews M.B.C., Bishop Alex Toussaint, Pastor – Pilgrim M.B.C., Rev. Dr. Albert Nicholas, Pastor – Philippian B.C., Rev Dr. Raymond Santee, Pastor. Union Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1812 E. 110th Street, Los Angeles. Thank you Lord for all you have done for us.

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Dr. Genevieve Shepherd to Speak at New Commandment MBC: CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2013, “IN PURSUIT OF THE DREAM: Connecting Faith, Purpose, Commitment & Achievement

PASTOR GRADY JONES

Why do we celebrate Black History in the month of February? (research clue: Carter G. Woodson) The answer to this question is among some of the most revealing things we’ve learned in past years during the celebration of Black History month. Our enlightening and empowering Black History Program will be held Sunday, February 24, at 4p.m., with Dr Genevieve Shepherd, as our guest speaker. Dr Shepherd is the Principal of Tom Bradley, Environmental Science and Hu-

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Greater New St. Matthews Honors Pastor and Mrs. Lovester Adams

PASTOR AND MRS. LOVESTER ADAMS

Matthew MBC prepare for this auspicious occasion to honor this great man and woman of God. Our chosen theme for this year’s celebration is “Our Pastor Being A Godly Example” Titus 2:11-15. Our guest Churches for this year’s celebration on Sunday February 17, 2013 at 3:30pm are Harmony MBC (Dr. Lloyd T. Johnson, Pastor) Praise Assembly Christian Church (Harold Johnson Sr., Pastor) Zion Baptist Evangelistic Temple (Dr. Kevin E. Stafford, Pastor and Speaker). We invite family, friends, sister Churches to come and be a part of this anticipated celebration. Greater New St. Matthew MBC is located at 346 E. 36th St., Los Angeles, Ca. 90011. For more information concerning any of our services please contact our Church office at (323)233.7729 Appreciation Committee 2013 Reporting, Rev. Lovester Adams Sr., Pastor

manities Charter Magnet. Her Another year has come and gone but The Lord has motto is “Anything a mind can continued to shine his grace and mercy upon two of his conceive, and then can believe, faithful, dedicated servants to enter into another year. It can be achieved.” Dr Shepherd is with great joy that we the members of Greater New St. is a native of Los Angeles with a vast array of educational experience and has receive several degrees which include a Master of Science and a Doctorate of Philosophy. She is a widow of the late great Rev Edell Shepherd. She is the proud mother of three fantastic adults. She is sought out for numerous workshops and seminars with requested sessions such as “Believers, Receivers, Achievers”, “100 Ways to Say I Love You” and “Turning Lemons into Lemonade”. “Her dynamic messages captures, inspires, enthralls and challenges audiences to wake up, sit up, shape up, sweeten up, fire up and go MAD (Make A Difference).” Dr. Shepherd has far too many accomplishments to be listed, therefore, it is incumbent on each of you to come and hear what this dynamic lady will speak to us. Additionally, New Commandment’s Vessels of Praise Dancers, and Golden Voices Choir, along with special guest choirs, are also celebrating with us. Each Friday night, “Free” during this month of February, at 7p.m., films will be shown depicting Black culture that informs, inspires, encourages and promotes positive changes. After each film there is a forum to discuss the film or any subject relating to the many facets of AfriContinued On Page 7 can Americans as it pertains to their impact biblically, socially, economically, and culturally, in our NEW COMMANDMENT society. Won’t you come and join us for this wonderful time of impartation of cultural knowledge?

NEW MT. CALVARY WELCOMES PASTOR MARK WHITLOCK FOR HERITAGE SUNDAY

As we celebrate and honor Black History, the New Mt. Calvary Church Family is delighted to receive Pastor Mark Whitlock of Christ Our Redeemer (COR) A.M.E. in Irvine, CA on our Annual Heritage Sunday, February 24, 2013 during our 7:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Worship services. Lead by the Spirit of the Lord, Rev. Whitlock has taken the role of a pioneer helping to guide God’s people. For more

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You are Cordially Invited To A “ Black History Brunch” At The St. Thomas Missionary Baptist Church 10963 South Western Avenue-Los Angeles Saturday, February 23, 2013 @ 11:00 A.M. Featuring the renown

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than 25 years he has stood as a beacon of light in the community, serving the Lord and advancing the Kingdom through civic engagement. With the phenomenal influence of his father in ministry Dr. Cecil “Chip” Murray, Rev. Whitlock established and served as Executive Director of FAME Renaissance, the community and economic development corporation of First A.M.E., Los Angeles, CA. In addition,

he also serves as Executive Director of the Cecil Murray Center of Community Engagement at USC as well as Chief Executive Officer of Nehemiah Ministries, an economic development corporation for the Fifth Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church. And in his pastoral role, Rev. Whitlock contributes to the spiritual Continued On Page 5

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The 50th Church Celebration Continues at the Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church!

The Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church will host a series of 50th Church Anniversary Services through the year. Were so elated because of what God has done for us in this “Fifty Years of Faith”. The first of the series of services will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 4 p.m. joining us will be the St. Rest Baptist Church, Rev. Torrey Collins, Past family and friends, we’re still extending an invitation to come and worship with us in this celebration event. We want to give God continuing praise for His keeping us together through all that has taken place during the fifty years. We’ve had changes in leadership because our founding Pastor, Dr. T. . Willis went home to be with the Lord May 21, 1989, Pastor Bobby Winters, Jr. Became our spiritual leader from 1990 to 1997; Currently at the helm since 1998 is Pastor Joe L. Smith, Jr. The one constant about each Pastor is that we serve a true and living God; we study from God’s written Word; we love and respect each other and that we reach out to bring others to Christ. Each Pastor encouraged us to follow the mandates of Christ as we travel in this Christian journey of faith. Pilgrim’s Hope is located at 7016 S. Compton Avenue, in Los Angeles, Ca. An invitation is always extended to you to worship with us in our Sunday Services; Morning Worship is held every Sunday at 8:45 a.m.; Our Word-Up Bible Study is held on the 2nd & 4th Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. Come join us! Sis Rose Harris, reporting, Joe L. Smith, Jr.

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ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP’S NUGGETS FOR THE SOUL FRIEND OR FOE, WHICH ARE YOU? A friend is a person who is on good terms with another. Unlike a foe, who is a person opposed in feeling or principle to something or someone! Each of us will be classified by others and others will be classified by us as being either a Friend or Foe. This is also true with our relationship with God. Our choices and actions categorize us as either a Friend or Foe of Almighty God and it should greatly concern us as to how we are categorized! Our obedience to God’s Will, Word and purpose will categorize us as being Friends of Daddy-God. However, choosing to live and do as we desire,

how we want to do it and when we will do it, makes us Foes of God. Jesus said in John 15:15- I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. Jesus has made known God‘s desire for us to be holy as He is holy! Also, that in order for us to have peace with God and the peace of God we must receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and then for the rest of our lives continue to be in submission to His leadership. In receiving knowledge from Jesus, we

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understand the urgency and necessity of living a life that brings glory to His name.1 Corinthians 6:20- For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

St. Rest Missionary Baptist Church “REVIVAL”

PASTOR TORREY COLLINS

Pastor Harold Lee extends a special invitation to all churches and the entire community to come share and be blessed as he host a three night “Revival” Service. He and the Avenue Christian Love Baptist Church, is extremely excited, and looking forward to this event to be held February 20, 21 and 22, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. each evening. A dynamic man of God, Rev. Torrey N. Collin, Pastor of the St. Rest Baptist Church Family, will bring the message each night. Come prepared to receive your blessing that God has prepared for you. This soul-stirring worship service will take place at Avenue Christian Love Baptist Church, Rev. Harold H. Lee, Pastor; located at 7516 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90001. Should you need further information, please call us at (323) 587-1586.

Matthew 5:16-Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven. “True Christians act to glorify God and care little what people may think of them, except as by their conduct, others may be brought to honor God. They live so that people may see from their conduct (what is instructed in the Gospel.)” (Barnes) We understand that God demands certain behavior from us. We understand the definition of being His friend is a person who is on good terms with Him. Ephesians 5 describes God’s foe,

the person who is opposed in feeling and action to what God desires. V. 3- Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people. V.4- Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes— these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God. V5- You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. V6- Don’t be fooled by Continued On Page 14

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True Friendship M.B.C. Celebrates 18 Years of Love For Pastor and Leading Lady Dr. James A. Perkins & Evelyn C. Perkins

34th Year Anniversary Honoring Rev. J. Lawrance Gulley

PASTOR J. LAWRANCE GULLEY

We the members of the Third Baptist Church would like to invite you to celebrate our Pastor’s 34th Anniversary. Pastor Gulley is truly a dedicated servant preaching and teaching the word of God. Our theme for our anniversary celebration: “Our Pastor: A Leader and Teacher under God’s Direction”, Jeremiah 3:15, Ephesians 4:11. The Anniversary service will be on Sunday February 17th at 3:30p.m. Our guest church will be Belmont Baptist Church, Dr. Ronald Bridgette, Pastor. Third Baptist Church is Located at 1210 E. 41st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011. To God be the glory for all the things he has done! Pastor’s Anniversary Committee.

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DR. JOHNNY BAYLOR & THE JUDSON B.C. FAMILY INVITES ALL TO OUR PAPER RECYCLING AND SHREDDING FUNDRAISER

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The True Friendship Missionary Baptist Church cordially invite you to celebrate with us the “18th Year, Celebration of Love” for our Beloved Pastor and Leading Lady, The Dr. James A. & Evelyn C. Perkins. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, this illustrious Pastor has led the True Friendship family to higher heights and deeper depths in God’s Word. We greet you with the Love of the Lord and want you to share with us in the following services: “Breakfast with the Pastor on Saturday, February 9th, 2013 in the Rebecca Randall Fellowship Hall at the True Friendship MBC located at 7901 South Van Ness Avenue from 8 a.m. to 12 noon. Dr. Johnny V. Pastor, Pastor/Teacher, along with the Judson Donation is $20.00 & children 12 & under $10.00. February 10, Church Family, cordially invites you to join us in our safe, secure 2013; Celebrate with us “Family and Friends Day.” Excitement is on-site Paper Recycling and Shredding Fundraiser Event, Sat- in the air as preparation are under way for good Gospel singing, urday, February 23, 2013, from 9:00am - 1:00pm in the parking prayer and praise to our Lord and Savior for His many blesslot of Judson Baptist Church: 451 East 223rd Street, Carson, CA  ings. The following Pastors & Churches will be celebrating with 90745. The Donation for this Event is $5 per 13 Gallon Trash us: 8 am Service; The Rev. Eugene Bryant and the New PhiladelBag and may include Paper, Books, Binders, Credit Cards, CDs and phia B.C. 11 am speaker will be The grandson of Pastor & Sister DVDs. For more information, Please contact me at 310 823-2630 Perkins, Rev. Chrystopher J. Grundy, Associate Minister of New if you have further questions or require additional information. Antioch COGIC will bring the Word. 3:30 pm Service: The Rev. S. “Scuffie” Shiggs & Love Lifted Me BC; The Dr. Marvis Davis & New Bethel Baptist Church Continued On Page 5 of Venice and Rev. Auty Wil- TRUE FRIENDSHIP.......

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liams, Pastor of the Rock of Ages BC will share this special service. The Grand Celebration Service will be held on Sunday February 24, 2013: The Rev. Chris Le Grande, Pastor of Great Hope BC, will deliver the Word at the 8 am Service; At 11 am Service The Dr. Henry Brown, Assistant Pastor of McCoy Memorial BC will

speak; closing the Celebration at 3:30 pm, the Dr. Robert A. Williams, Pastor and McCoy Memorial BC and Rev. Chris Le Grande, Pastor of Great Hope Missionary BC will be our special guest. Everyone is invited to share any or all of these service, during this special Celebration in the life of our Pastor and Leading Lady.

Los Angeles District Ushers/Nurses Upcoming Events God’s Blessings to the greatest and Best Ushers/Nurses and First aiders  in the COUNTRY. I  Want to thank each of you for the services you provide to our ministry on an ongoing basis not just Sundays. Annual Days, there has been some great annual days thus far, attendance has increased and we need to keep this fellow shipping growing, each board is requested to come out and support their sister boards to ensure they have a great day also. Upcoming Events - PreEaster Breakfast- Dr. Ronald Bridgett and the Belmont B.C has opened their doors for the annual event and we say thank you. Date: March 23rd 2013, Time: 8:00am to11:30 am.  location Belmont B.C. 9215 So. Avalon Blvd. Los Angeles Ca. Donation $15.00. This annual breakfast is always a fantastic fellowship morning with good food and other fun, Such as a fashion show/singing and a great raffle. Your support is solicited. ANNUAL YOUTH USHERS AND CANDYS-

TRIPER DAY. This will be our fourth annual day for this Ministry, the youth have enjoyed this day and the attendance has grown each day. We have received input from the youth as to what they would like to add to ensure that they will continue to enjoy.  Board Presidents, supervisors you will be getting More information so that you can start planning to have your youth ready to participate. Save the date: August 24th 2013. Usher Linda Sandoz of Macedonia B.C. will be spearheading this year and will be in contact with each of the presidents to set up committees for this event, please give her your support. April Quarterly Session. This session dates are April 1216-18, Ushers and Laymen’s night is April 16th 2013. I am requesting that  the Ushers ensure that this night will have the best attendance ever. The ushers are responsible for the program and we should be present in large numbers. Until next time, God’s Blessings; Julius Dorsey, President.  

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PASTOR CURTIS MONROE JR. & LADY PATRICIA A. MONROE We the members of the Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church would like to invite all of our friends, family and loved ones to join us as we celebrate our Pastor & First Lady’s 15th Year Anniversary Celebration! Pastor Curtis Monroe Jr.  and Lady Patricia

A. Monroe have been serving at Redeemer Missionary Baptist Church for 15 years!  The celebration services are scheduled to take place on the following dates: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, February 17, 2013 at

3:30 p.m. Our church is located at 1631 W. Adams Boulevard in the city of Los Angeles, California. For more information, please email us at info@ redeemermbc.org. To God Be The Glory For The Things He Has Done! Reporting, Pastor’s Anniversary Committee.

The Business and Professional Scholarship Ministry of the “Friendly” Friendship Baptist Church will present its Annual Black History Service on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. The program will include some living legends. Mr. Clarence Huntly, Tuskegee Airman, will give us a look at

our past. Robert Woods, USC Wide Receiver and NFL Prospect, will represent our future. In keeping with the theme, “Black History Endures,” we will explore a broad range of historical and culturally relevant events and personalities through prose and song. Join

us for this enlightening spiritual event. “Friendly” Friendship is located at 10101 S. Avalon Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90003; ffmbcnwatts@aol.com; 323756-4088. Dr. LaMonte King, Pastor/Teacher; Sis. Mary Hall, President, Business and Professional Scholarship Ministry.

Praise God from who all Blessings flow. The Deacons of the Bible Fellowship Baptist Church cordially invite each and every one that can to come to our 1st Deacon

program of the year 2013. We are asking you if you can set aside Sunday Feb. 17th, 2013 at 3:00pm to come and fellowship with us. We are looking forward to having a glorious

time praising our Lord and Savior. Rev. DeShay Ward Sr. Pastor. Bible Fellowship B.C. is located at 6915 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90003. Bernice Wooden, Reporting.

speaker to uphold the standard for the African American community during Black History Month. And it is so, that the members of New Mt. Calvary stand ready to welcome and receive all that God has in store through his chosen vessel, Rev. Mark Whitlock and invite the community at-large to join us for this blessed occasion. New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is located at 402

E. El Segundo Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90061. For more information, including general Worship service times and directions, please contact our Church office at (310) 3240644. You may also visit us online at www.newmtcalvary. org . Sis. Bridon M. Hale and Min. Dawnesha K. BeaverPublic Relations Dept. Rev. Sonja R. Dawson, Pastor; Rev. Dr. Lonnie Dawson- Founder.

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nourishment and leadership of over 3, 000 believers on three campuses spread throughout Orange County, CA. As a personal friend in ministry and mentor of Pastor Sonja R. Dawson through the USC Passing the Mantle Clergy and Lay Leadership Institute, she understood it would only suffice to receive him as our

GREATER ZION CHURCH MAKES VALIANT EFFORT TO PURCHASE COMPTON LANDMARK

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As we are fully aware Double Rock Baptist Church have been meeting at Mt Olive 2nd BC for the past year and the doors to the Double Rock

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building have been closed with no use of this landmark edifice for worship. In the middle of 2012 it was declared that the building was in fact for sale and

yes rumors began to circle the city that Greater Zion Church Family would be a great option for a new buyer. After much prayer and consultation it is official that Greater Zion under the leadership of Dr. Michael J. Fisher and the wise council and strong suggestion of its founder Dr. W. Jerome Fisher has made an offer to purchase this Compton landmark where Double Rock BC once held their Sunday worship services. “It is vital that we remember the blood, sweat and tears that I and my fellow colleagues have poured into Compton during a time when segregation and discrimina-

tion was at a all time high” says Dr. W. Jerome Fisher. Therefore it is with much prayer that the Greater Zion Church Family is attempting to honor this awesome request to preserve the legacy of our spiritual pioneers and forefathers. “It’s all about legacy” Pastor Michael Fisher states as looking with expectation toward the site of Alondra Blvd. “There wouldn’t be any churches in Compton if it weren’t for my father, Dr. E. Boyd Esthers and Dr. Joe Holmes. Our generation owes it to these great men to keep what they built in the hands of our people. Our culture has a right to preserve our in-

heritance for generations to come.” -Pastor Michael Fisher. Greater Zion Church Family is hopeful that the negotiations concerning the property of Double Rock will produce an expected end. “Dr. Holmes may be gone in the physical but his legacy should be protected for the people to see for years to come and I believe that we can do it” are the sentiments that Pastor Michael Fisher is leaning on given by his father. Greater Zion is presently located at 2408 N. Wilmington Ave. Compton, CA. 90222. For more information text GZFamily to 554-69 or log onto www. greaterzionchurchfamily.com.

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Spiritual Disciplines for New Life Bible Background • Colossians 4:2-17 Printed Text • Colossians 4:2-6 Devotional Reading • 1 Corinthians 9:19-27

AIM for Change

By the end of the lesson, we will: RECOGNIZE the importance of spiritual disciplines in maintaining a Christian life; REFLECT on people in our lives who mentor us in faith; and ACCEPT the role of mentor for a new Christians we may encounter.

Keep In Mind:

“And say to Archippus, Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it” (Colossians 4:17).

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Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us

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IN FOCUS Valerie had been a believer most of her adult life. For the first few years of her Christian walk, she made a point to pray every day and to live and speak in a manner that reflected Christ. However, after taking on more responsibility at work, Valerie began to waver in her faith. Instead of maintaining her prayer life, she would often procrastinate and sometimes forget to pray altogether. Her attitude and actions began to change as well. Valerie would get angry quickly when things did not go her way. She became short with people if they disagreed with her. She was often bitter because she began to focus on what she considered broken dreams. The worst of all was that Valerie began to feel that God had abandoned her. One morning, she felt so depressed that she called her former Sunday school teacher to talk. After relaying to him how she had been feeling, he asked her how often she prayed. In that moment, Valerie realized that it was almost never. Her teacher reiterated that she must pray and be mindful of how she spoke and lived to continue to grow in the Lord. Practicing spiritual discipline is vital to our walk with Christ. Apostle Paul emphasizes that it is a lesson we should never forget. THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND TIMES Colossae. Colossae (also spelled “Colosse”) was a prosperous city located in the southwestern section in the Lycus River Valley in Phrygia. It was known for producing wool that had been dyed the color of colossinus, a shade of purple from the cyclamen flower. Intermarriage between Jews and Gentiles was not uncommon. Although the Jewish community was large and the Christians were thriving like their brothers and sisters in nearby Laodicea, many of the Greeks still practiced their ancient, pagan religions. BACKGROUND Prior to writing to the Colossians, it is believed Paul had not ever visited Colossae based on Colossians 2:1 (“I want you to know how hard I am contending for you and for those at Laodicea, and for all who have not met me personally,” NIV). Paul wrote his epistle to the Colossians while he was still imprisoned in Rome (A.D. 61). Christian leaders in Colossae included Archippus, Philemon, and Epaphras, who founded the Colossian church. They sought Paul’s help in dealing with the heresy in the city. The Gnostics did not believe in the Incarnation, the act of Christ taking on human flesh, thus they denied His humanity. In addition, they also preached against the supremacy of Christ and His role in creation (Padfield, “The Church at Colosse in Asia Minor”). They were proponents of human logic and philosophy (Colossians 2:8). Paul sought to counter this by explaining redemption, clarifying Christ’s identity, launching a polemic against the Gnostic philosophy, and describing ways to put our beliefs about the death and resurrection of Christ into practice. IN DEPTH 1. Continue in Prayer (Colossians 4:2-4)

February 24, 2013 -Bible Study Guide 13 a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. NLT Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. 3 Pray for us, too, that God will give us many opportunities to speak about his mysterious plan concerning Christ. That is why I am here in chains. 4 Pray that I will proclaim this message as clearly as I should. 5 Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. 6 Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone.

Today’s lesson text begins in the middle of Paul explaining how Christians should practice their faith. In chapter 3, he exhorts believers to make sure their lives reflect Christ and to not focus on earthly things but instead on things of God because they have a new life in Christ (vv. 1-3). He encourages them to put aside the various sins of their old selves (vv. 5-9) and embrace holiness as defined in verses 12 through 14. Perhaps to ensure that no believer be led astray by Gnostic heresy, Paul wrote: “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (3:16-17, NIV). He wanted the Colossians to learn with the Scriptures, not any outside philosophy, and to understand that in whatever they do, Jesus Christ should play an integral part. He then gives instructions for every facet of Christian society: wives, husbands, children, servants, and masters (3:18-4:1). In verse 2 of today’s text, Paul, as a mentor of faith for the Colossians, gives further instruction. Matthew Henry posited that this verse continues the duties of the Christian master but that the instruction here is practical for all believers to follow (Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, online version). Paul writes that the believers should “continue in prayer” (v. 2), giving the sense that prayer should be pursued with urgency, disciplined vigilance and a thankful heart because prayer is essential to the Christian life. He also encourages the believers to pray for him, the ministers, and leaders in the church with the same diligence so that there would be opportunity for them to preach the gospel message. This especially involves the mystery of Christ, which is that “through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 3:6, NIV). Paul was imprisoned for this very same message. He asked them to pray that he have the ability to proclaim the message clearly. This was a request Paul had made often while he was imprisoned (Ephesians 6:19). We see here that even those who are the mentors in the faith need the prayers of their charges to help strengthen them in their mission. 2. Speak with Grace (vv. 5-6) Another discipline Paul encourages the believers to practice is monitoring how they live and speak. He writes, “Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity” (Colossians 4:5, NLT). Christians should take

advantage of every opportunity to display lives influenced by their faith (Ephesians 5:15-17). In fact, Paul writes that their “speech” (conversation, discourse) should be “with grace, seasoned with salt” (Colossians 4:6). The way Christians speak and the content of their conversations should suit their positions in Christ. Any kind of foolish talk, obscenities, or insults should not be a part of the Christian conversation (Ephesians 5:4). Paul uses salt, a preservative that prevents spoilage, as a metaphor for grace. “Grace is the salt which seasons our discourse, makes it savoury, and keeps it from corrupting” (Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, online version). Christians must be careful not to allow their words to be corrupted. In light of the hostile environment the Gnostics likely created with their opposition to the Christian faith, the believers needed to be able to address any issue before them. If they were diligent in prayer and monitored their discourses, they would be ready to answer anyone appropriately. SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES 1. How should a Christian pray (Colossians 4:2)? 2. Why should Christians pray for their mentors (v. 3)? 3. Describe the speech of a Christian (v. 6). DISCUSS THE MEANING What are some concrete ways Christians can maintain diligence in their prayer lives? If we have not already done so, how can we begin to monitor the content of our speech? How can we help new Christians learn to be disciplined in their prayer and speech? LESSON IN OUR SOCIETY In an age when most have a lot going on in our lives, sometimes we might find ourselves putting our spiritual disciplines on the back burner. However, if we are not diligent, we could compromise our Christian walk. Instead, we should pray and then look to those who encouraged us in the faith to examine how they manage to live for Christ. Once we become disciplined, we can then help new believers learn. MAKE IT HAPPEN Start a Spiritual Disciplines journal. In one section, you should keep an account of your prayers. In another section, analyze the conversations you have each day, being prayerful about what you should change or maintain so that eventually, you become consistent with your speech. As you become stronger in the disciplines of prayer and conversation, share your process with others so they can begin journaling, too. MORE LIGHT ON TEXT Colossians 4:2-6 2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; 3 Withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: 4 That I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak. Paul provides a unique emphasis throughout Colossians 4:2-6. There is a strong communication on the importance of faithful

“prayer” (Gk. proseuche, prosyoo-KHAY) and godly speech, which are ultimately pillars to one’s conduct and overall discipline. For the most part, Colossians 4:2-4 can form one particular unit, and Colossians 4:5 and 4:6 can stand separately. Colossians 4:2 focuses on prayer and attitude. There are three things Paul wishes the church of Colossae would understand and apply to their lives. First, a Christian must be devoted to prayer. Prayer is simply direct conversation with God and should be of primary importance in a believer’s life. Through prayer, we share our thoughts and feelings. It is a means of seeking understanding and guidance from the very God we worship. Authentic prayer is never one-sided because it is a vital way in which God communicates directly to us. Questions are answered and guidance is given through the usage of Christian prayer. Secondly, to “watch” (Gk. gregoreuo, gray-gor-YOO-o), meaning to keep alert, must be accompanied with prayer. One should always avoid unfocused, lackadaisical prayer in which the individual or group treats it as a mere religious routine. Prayer must be intentional, focusing on what we are thinking and saying; always alert for an answer. Lastly, we must have intentionally focused prayer with a spirit of “thanksgiving” (Gk. eucharistia, yoo-khar-is-TEE-ah). Our attitude should be one of gratitude, humility, submission, and reverence toward God, not with entitlement, ar-

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Daily Bible Readings

MONDAY Following Jesus (Matthew 20:29-34) TUESDAY Devoted to Prayer (Acts 1:6-14) WEDNESDAY Living in Harmony (Romans 15:1-6) THURSDAY Living to Please God (1 Thessalonians 4:1-12) FRIDAY Guarding Your Words (Ecclesiastes 5:1-6) FRIDAY Supporting Others in the Faith (Colossians 4:7-17) SUNDAY Devotion and Conduct (Colossians 4:2-6)

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to the Ephesians complements Paul’s letter to the Colossian church. Ephesians 6:19 states, “and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel” (NASB). Paul’s humility and desire for confidence is shown within this verse. He asks for prayer so that God would grant him the ability “to proclaim this message as clearly as I should” (Colossians 4:4, NLT). Similar to when he wrote Colossians, Paul was imprisoned at the time of writing his letter to the church of Ephesus (Ephesians 6:20). This may explain the similarity between the two letters. In each, Paul speaks from a particular context in which the same emotions, thoughts, and perspectives of faith could have possibly influenced and sustained him. Philippians 1:13-18 also notes that Paul is living in a prison cell; this stemmed from his preaching the gospel message (Philippians 1:13). In a strange twist of encouragement, Paul states that because of his imprisonment, most of the fellow believers in Christ “have far more courage to speak the word of

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rogance, or pride. Ephesians 6:18 echoes a similar idea: “With all prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints” (NASB). In Colossians 4:3, Paul—the apostle— displays a rather concrete faith, not only in God but in the transformative power of the gospel message. He continues with the theme of prayer, asking the church of Colossae to lift him and his group up in prayer so that “God would open unto us a door.” The word “door” comes from the Greek thura (THOOrah), an expression in Scripture, is a metaphor for opportunities to witness (1 Corinthians 16:9; 2 Corinthians 2:12). The gospel message of Christ Jesus is what caused the saints’ physical imprisonment (including Paul’s), yet it is the sole reason for their spiritual freedom. This same gospel message is what Paul wished to preach so that those in physical bondage could experience real spiritual freedom of life. Once again, the letter

1-888-290-7277 God without fear” (Philippians 1:14, NASB). This becomes a powerful statement and principle, especially when one realizes the extent to which fear and dangerous threats have nullified the ability of some Christians to proclaim the very gospel that has changed their lives. Our lives are powerful witnesses to everyone. A faith that isn’t worth the sacrifice if one’s life isn’t worth following. When the apostle Paul risked freedom and his life for the sake of the gospel message, everyone took notice and even gleaned the encouragement to do the same. 5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. The manner in which we express and present ourselves is always important. Through the eyes, ears, and mind, people judge, examine, and interpret in order to acquire an understanding of things. With this in mind, Paul turns from an emphasis on prayer and speech toward overall conduct. For “wisdom” should always influence and mold our conduct. Interestingly enough, the ancient Greek word for “walk” (peripateo, per-eepat-EH-o) can be translated

NEWS@RAISETHEPRAISENEWS.NET as “conduct” as well. The shift to wisdom-influenced conduct may appear out of place on the surface, but it fits neatly within this context. A life devoted to prayer, proper speech, and awareness with a heart of thanksgiving will create godly discipline and wise conduct in our lives. The discernment needed to distinguish between what is appropriate and inappropriate will develop internally. For Paul, wise conduct is instrumental to a Christian’s witnessing power. Conducting ourselves in a godly manner is beneficial not only for ourselves but for others as well. This includes individuals with whom we have a closer relationship and those who we may influence from a distance. “Enthusiasm must be accompanied by common sense and tact. Witness without wisdom often produces ill will and negative results” (Patzia, 97). The Apostle Peter makes a similar declaration in 1 Peter 3:15: “But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence” (NASB).

Inevitably, Christians will face situations and people who demand explanations for their choices in life. 6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. In Colossians 4:6, Paul returns to the importance of proper speech. Grace pervades every aspect of the Christian’s life, even within one’s speech. Paul makes it clear that peace, love, compassion, and other traits should guide each verbal expression we exhibit. Consider what Jesus says in Mark 7:20, “That which proceeds out of the man, that is what defiles the man” (NASB). Many people fail to realize that speech is merely an expression of the conditions of the heart and mind. We speak in a manner that symbolizes the state of our feelings, thoughts, and overall world view. Language is merely indicative of our spiritual condition. If your spirit is evil, then your speech will be the same. “The Christian who is in God’s grace will demonstrate that fact by the nature of his or her speech” (Patzia, 97-98).

President Marvis Davis Preached at Baptist Ministers Conference Pastor Marvis Davis, President of the Baptist Ministers Conference delivered a powerful sermon as he ended his term for new leadership of Pastor Xavier Thompson as he picks up the mantle on Feb.18. 2013. Davis sang lyrics of Amazing Grace and gave thanks to those who supported his three year tenure. Under

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the topic of - The Marks of the Man; Who the Master he spoke of: I. Let No Man Trouble Me, II. Exercise Your Authority, III. He Esteem with Affection, IV. He extends the Atonement – expressed appreciation. His sermon was supported by scriptures - Psalm 34, Gal.1:15. 6:17, Job 14, Zech.13:6, Gal.5, and the trouble in Corinth,

Philippi, Laodicea, Ephesus, and other churches followed by the message, “this is restoration time not amputation and to be steadfast.” He mentioned the practice of lifting others and appropriately of the 150th year remembrance of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 50th Anniversary of the March on

Washington that represented freedom, justice, and equality a topic that should unify ALL churches. This sermon should be a listening project for all bible studies to be utilized as a tool by others. Congratulations and good will, Pastor Davis. Written by RTP Contributing writer, Tori Bailey, MSLM

A Living Legend to Speak at True Way M.B. C. The Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr., will speak at True Way Missionary Baptist Church, Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the 10:45 a.m. worship service. We invite the entire Los Angeles Community to attend. A Gospel Preacher for more than 50 years, the Rev.

Greeting children of God it is that time of year again for our Annual Youth Revival with the one and only Pastor Tory Collins of St Rest Missionary B.C.  The Pastor and members of

Lawson served as pastor of Holman United Methodist Church of Los Angeles from 1974 until his retirement in 1999. He remains active with preaching and teaching engagements throughout the country along with conduct-

ing nonviolence workshops locally and overseas. The Rev. Lawson is also internationally recognized as the leading strategist and trainer in the principles of nonviolence to 1960s Civil Rights leaders as well as being a confidant of the

REVIVAL AT AVENUE CHRISTIAN LOVE

Avenue Christian Love church family wishes to extend to you an invitation to be our guest starting on Wednesday February 20 through Friday 22nd at 7:00pm.  All roads will  lead to 7516 S. Central

Ave Los Angeles, CA.  Come out and be blessed with a word from the Lord.  Pastor Collins knows how to give you what the Lord wants you to hear and can do so with Passion and love so you

way, and one (1) mile south of the 105 Freeway. For prayer, questions, or comments, please call (562) 531-7703 or e-mail us at Praise 15548@aol. com. We look forward to serv-

ing you. God Bless! Colleen Woods, Black History Events Coordinator, Linda Sue TaylorJones, Publicist, RTP Reporter; Dr Rev Grady Jones, Pastor.

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ning Star Missionary Baptist Church. Yes, God sent Pastor Brent to Evening Star located at 5894 S. Brentwood. On Sunday, our pastor brought a

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Time Magazine listed Rev. Lawson as one of seven icons of the civil rights movement who paved the way for President Barack Obama’s historic election. In addition, he had held professorships at several

dynamic sermon with a football theme, “How to Handle a Blitz” What a preacher he is! He is also a wonderful pastor/ teacher. You can experience his teaching each Wednesday night. (6:00 pm prayer/7:00

pm Bible Study/8:00 dismissal) Our Sunday worship service begins promptly at 10:00 am. All are invited. Rev. Keith B. Williams, Pastor Claudette Powers, Reporting

institutions including Vanderbilt University, Harvard University, CSU Northridge, and UCLA. True Way M.B.C. is located at 9122 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90003. For More information, visit us online at www.twmbc.org. Rev. Donald L. Wilson, Pastor.

can grow and move toward at the  A.C.L.  God is waityour calling and purpose for ing to meet you there.  Our the Lord.  If you are search- parking lot is located on the ing for answers are just want corner of 76th and Central, to experience the Spirit of Rev Harold Lee, Pastor.  Rethe Lord be in the right   member God loves you and   Place at the right time so do we.  Be Blessed in 2013.

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REV. GEORGE L. THOMAS, PASTOR 1016 East Rosecrans Avenue Compton, CA 90220 / Phone: (310) 537-3149 Early Morning Worship ................................. 7:30 - 9:30 A.M. Sunday School ........ 9:45 - 10:30 A.M. & 10:15 - 11:00 A.M. New Member’s Class (Sunday) ........................... 10:15 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship ........................ 10:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. Holy Communion (1st Sun.) ...................... 7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Broadcast (KTYM-1460 AM - SAT.) ........ 10:00 - 11:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) ...... 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

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REV. SONJA DAWSON., Senior Pastor REV. LONNIE DAWSON, SR., Founder (1962-2010) Sun. Worship ........................................... 7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Sun. School/Bible Study ....................................... 9:30 A.M. Communion Serv. (1st Sun.) ....................7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Noon Pray/Mtg/Bible Study (Wed) ........................... 12 P.M. “Wed. Night Live” ....... Prayer Meeting Bible Study & Book Studies ... 7:00 P.M.

PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH

950 East 45th Street, L.A., CA 90011 Phone: (323) 231-9153

346 East 36th St., L.A., CA 90011 CHURCH: (323) 233-7729 FAX: (323) 233-8057 E-mail: gnsmchurch@yahoo.com

REV. LOVESTER ADAMS, SR., PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service ... 11:00 A.M. Mid-Wk. Prayer (Wed.) ......... 7:00 P.M.

HOLY MISSION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1416 East 41st Street Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (940) 442-2972 Noah W. Payne, Pastor Rev. Reginal Payne, Asst. Pastor

Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Tues) 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Thurs) 7:00 P.M.

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REV. DEMONTRE REEVER YOUTH PASTOR

REV. E. ROLAND AREVALO PASTOR/SPANISH MINISTRY

Sunday School ................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship & Youth Worship.................... 10:45 A.M. Evangelistic Class...(3rd Tues) ............................7:00 P.M. Prayer Band (Wed.) ........................................ 12:00 Noon Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) .......................................... 7:00 P.M. Spanish Worship (Sun) ...................................... 4:30 P.M. Spanish Prayer Mtg .. (Thurs) ..............................7:00 P.M.

BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF PASADENA

1972 North Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103 PHONE: (626) 794-3136 JOHN T. McCALL, PASTOR DR. F. S. STEVENS, ORGANIZER PASTOR EMERITUS Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 A.M. Mid-week Pray/Bible Study 12:00 NOON & 7:00 P.M.

The ROCK Christian Fellowship Build, Teach, Engage & Empower

Temporary Location @ Florence Bixby Elementary School 5251 E. Stearns, Long Beach, Ca 90815 Mailing Address 6285 E. Spring St. #223, LB 90808 (562) 597-7481 Fax (562) 597-6356 GREGORY SANDERS, SR., PASTOR www.THEROCKTODAY.com Morning Worship ................... 10:00 A.M.

NEW COMMANDMENT M.B.C.

15548 Paramount Blvd. Paramount, CA 90723 PHONE: (562) 531-7703 FAX: (562) 529-5062 EMAIL: Praise15548@aol.com DR. REV. GRADY JONES, PASTOR SUNDAY: 9:15 A.M. Sunday School 11:00 A.M. ........... Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Children’s Church (3rd, 4th, & 5th Sunday)

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In loving memory and honor of our beloved phenomenal parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry and Ruth Ester Payne who departed this life in February 2012. Henry and Ruth were members of Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorship of Joe B. Hardwick; where Ruth served on the Mother’s Board. They were united in holy matrimony on October 30, 1975. During their union they ventured into the restaurant business and launched the Pink Kitty Cafe located in the English Square of Los Angeles, CA and Hank’s Seafood located in Compton, CA. As a result of their entrepreneurial endeavors the restaurants were successful and well known within Los Angeles County for over 25 years; for their delicious down home southern cooking. Contributing to the community and charitable organizations were close to their heart. They believed in giving back and helping those in need and instilled the importance of faith and putting God first in all aspects of life. The love and special bond they shared was infectious and evident to those who were blessed to have known them. Their lives were abundantly blessed and they lived a long, happy, successful, and fulfilled life. As their children we are forever grateful to them. We thank God for blessing our family with two amazing great examples, and true definitions of what loving, devoted, God fearing parents and grandparents truly are. They faithfully loved, provided, and unselfishly put the needs of their family first. Our parents are the heart and lifeline of our family; words cannot describe how significant they are to us. They tremendously blessed, molded, and inspired our lives in so many ways. Proverbs 31:10, 27-28 KJV describes our Mother; a virtuous woman, a woman of strength, elegance, beauty, honor, patience, knowledge, and loyalty; devoted to God, her family, and blessing others. She was our best friend, a great listener; our counselor and motivator. We could talk to her about anything; she always had positive words of wisdom to share and a smile that could illuminate any room. The exceptional love, respect, union, and connection we shared were remarkable and everlasting. “She is the wind beneath our wings.” Our Dad, lovingly known as Hank was a man after God’s own heart, he was wise, loving, and kind; an exemplar of a man, a leader, a determined man with a marching walk like someone on a mission; he unselfishly provided for our family and helped others. He was our professor of life; we gained a wealth of knowledge from his life experiences. He always had a song to sing that would bring joy and laughter to our hearts and brighten our day. Mom and Dad we miss you so very much! Not a day goes by that we don’t think of you. Although it’s been a year since God called you home; our hearts still ache and there are days we feel so alone. Our Lord and Savior have given us the strength to carry on. We’re leaning on Jesus everlasting arms and we’re standing on God’s word; for “He promised to never leave us nor forsake us.” His mercy endureth forever and His grace is sufficient. He’s Jehovah Jireh – He is our provider. Thank you Mom and Dad for your prayers, enormous love, supContinued On Page 13 port, encouragement, wisdom, and life lessons you taught us; and for layMEMORIAL....... ing a solid strong foundation for our family and generations to come. We

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DR. B. T. NEWMAN SR. Pastor Emeritus

BOBBY T. NEWMAN JR.

Pastor SERVICE TIMES: Concencration Period ........................................... 9:00 A.M. Sunday School ...................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................. 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship ................................................... 6:30 P.M. Wed. Prayer ...................................... 9:30 A.M. & 6:30 P.M.

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BISHOP ANTHONY BENJAMIN SR. SR. BISHOP HENRY J. COX Founder Sunday School .................................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................................11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Tu................................................................ 6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Tues.) ...............................................................7:00 P.M. Praise Dance (Wed.) ........................................................... 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Sat.) ......................................................... 1:30 P.M.

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MT. TABOR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

2040 W. Jefferson Blvd., - Los Angeles, CA 90018 Phone: (323) 735-0044 Fax: (323) 735-0219 E-Mail: Trinitybaptistc@sbcglobal.net WebSite: Trinitybaptistchurchla.org

REV. ALVIN TUNSTILL, JR., PASTOR

Sunday Worship Service ......................... 7:30 & 10:30 A.M. Church School ....................................................... 9:00 A.M. Broadcast (KJLH) - 102.3) .................................. 9:00 A.M. Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.).............. 12:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER C.F. CHURCH 750 Alondra Blvd Carson, CA 90746 Phone: (310) 515-7209

DR. R. STANLEY HAYWOOD, PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:00 A.M. Bible Study..(Wednesday)..... 7:00P.M.

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6614 SOUTH WESTERN AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90047

PHONE: (323) 753-3189 PASTOR (323) 753-3180

YOUR PASTOR’S NAME

Early Worship ....................................................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ..................................................... 9:40 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................. 11:00 A.M. Communion Service (1st Sun.) ............................. 5:00 P.M. Mid-Week Prayer Mtg. (Wed.) ............................... 7:00 P.M.

MT. ZION MISSIONARY B.C. 1300 EAST 50TH STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90011 PHONE: (323) 235-2103 REV. EDWARD V. HILL II, PASTOR Consecration ....................................................... 9:45 A.M. Sunday School ...................................................10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 11:45 A.M. Prayer (Wed.) ......................................... Noon & 6:30 P.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) .................................... 7:00 P.M

PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY Missionary Baptist Church 3600 West Imperial Hwy. Inglewood, CA 90303

Phone: (323) 751-0502 www.theoneandonlywaymin.org - Website

TRUE FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY B.C. 7901 South Van Ness Avenue Inglewood, CA 90305 Ph: (323) 750-7304 Fx. (323) 565-2894 REV. JAMES A. PERKINS, PASTOR Morning Worship ..... 8:00 A.M./10:45 A.M. Bible Adventure Hour ............... 9:30 A.M. Prayer & Praise/Bible Study (Tues.) 7:P.M. Youth Ministry (Wed.) ................ 6:30 P.M. Prayer & Praise/Bible Study (Thur.) 12 Noon

Long Beach CHRIST SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 1471 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813 Phone: (562) 599-3421 www.csbclb.org REV.WELTON PLEASANT II, PASTOR Sunday School ........................8:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................... 9:40 A.M. Midweek Prayer (Wed.) ........ 7:00 P.M.

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Inglewood

Dr. Herman C. Avery Jr., Ph.D, Pastor Sunday School .....................10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:30 A.M. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ........ 7:00P.M. 7010 S. Denver Ave., L.A.)

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LIBERTY TABERNACLE MINISTRIES 14725 South Gramercy Place Gardena, CA 90249 CHURCH: (310) 715-8400 Email Address: libertytabmin@sbcglobal.net

Worship Services ........9:30 & 11:30 A.M. Word Power/Bible Study (Wed.) 6:30 P.M. “I Care Ministry” (Sat.) .......... 9:45 A.M.

Dr. Michael Fisher Pastor

SERVICE TIMES: Sunday Worship ....Main Sanctuary.... 9:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship (Sun)....Main Sanctuary................. 6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) Little Zion Campus 12:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

Gardena

ELDER DAVID CROSS, PASTOR

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH

Dr. W. Jerome Fisher Senior Pastor

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ORDER OF SERVICE....... 9:00 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE..... 10:45 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE...... 7:30 P.M.

GREATER MT. SINAI M.B.C. #2

“A Church Bible-Based, ChristCentered & Spirit Led” 12317 S. Wilmington Ave. Compt., CA 90222 Phone: (310) 631-0261 REV. KALVIN E. CRESSEL, SR., PASTOR/TEACHER Bible Institue (Sun.) ............. 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:45 A.M. Mission (Tues.) ................. 10:30 A.M. Teachers Mtg. (Tues.) ......... 6:30 P.M. Bible Study/Discipleship (Wed)7:00 P.M.

UNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 16133 S. Atlantic Ave., Compton, CA 90221 Office: (310) 604-0234 unitychristianfellowship@yahoo.com website: www.unitycf.org BISHOP JOHNNY R. WITHERS, JR., SENIOR PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday Morning Worship ................................9:30 A.M. Teaching Empowerment Night (Tuesday) 7:00 P.M.

“A Full Gospel B.C. Fellowship Affiliate”

GOSPEL MEMORIAL C.O.G.I.C.

1480 Atlantic Ave., L.B., CA 90813 Phone: (562) 599-7389 BISHOP JOE L. EALY, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship ................... 6:30 P.M. Wednesday Night Prayer ..... 7:00 P.M. Pastoral Teaching (Wed) ...... 7:30 P.M.

GREATER OPEN DOOR C.O.G.I.C.

132 East Artesia Blvd. LB, 90805 Phone: (562) 423-8653 DR. GARON HARDEN, PASTOR Early Morning Worship ......... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School/Life Dev...... 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:30 A.M. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 P.M. Covenant Sisters (Tues)........ 6:30 P.M. Prayer/Pastoral Min (Thurs)...7:15 P.M.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH

1160 New York St. Long Beach, CA 90813 Ph. (562) 599-3509; Fx (562) 591-7314 REV. COLEMAN L HART, PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 8:45 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 10:30 A.M. Sun. Discipleship Training ........ 5:00 P.M. Mon. Night Men’s Bible Study .. 7:00 P.M. Tuesday (Mission) WMU .......... 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Youth Family Night 6:00 P.M. Wed. Night (Mid-Week) Prayer 7:00 P.M.

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6915 S. Broadway Ave Phone: (323) 751-3532 (323) 751-7331 REV. DeSHAY L. WARD, SR PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:15 A.M. Prayer & Praise.. (Tues)..... 12:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal ..(Thurs)..... 4:00 P.M. Bible Class ...(Thurs)............ 7:15 P.M.

AVENUE CHRISTIAN LOVE B.C. 7516 S. Central Ave., L.A., CA 90001 PHONE: (323) 587-1586 REV. HAROLD H. LEE, PASTOR

Early Morning Worship (Sun.). 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ........................ 9:15 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship ........... 11:00 A.M. Afternoon Service ................... 4:00 P.M. Mid-Week Bible Study (Wed.) .7:00 P.M. Prayer (Saturday) .................... 8:00 A.M.

BETHEL M.B.C. OF SOUTH L.A.

10905 S. Compt., Ave., L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 566-5286/Fax: 566-3224 REGINALD POPE, DP.TH., PASTOR Worship ........... 8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M. Sun. School & Bible Train. .... 9:30 A.M. Evangelism/Prayer (Mon.) ..... 7:29 P.M. Prayer/Bible (Wed.) 11:30 AM/6:30 P.M. Radio KTYM-1460 AM ( Fri.).. 8:30 P.M. www.BethelSouthLA.org

CEDAR GROVE BAPTIST CHRCH

7623 8th Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90043 Phone: (323) 751-1121 Fax: (323)751-1122

REV. A.T. WILLIAMS SR. ORGANIZER REV. RODERIC BELL, PASTOR Sunday School ............................... 9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study/Prayer Mtg... (Thurs) .... 6:00 PM.

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

4901 S. Avalon Blvd. L.A. Ca 90011

Ph: (323) 232-0398 Fx: (323) 232-7183 Email; ebc4901@sbcglobal.net

DR. KENNETH E. LITTLE, PASTOR Intercessory Prayer.............. 8:30 A.M. Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship..................11:00 A.M.

Night Service . (2d & 4th Sun.) 7:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed) .7:00 P.M.

FAITH AND HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH 344 West Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90003 (323) 753-6445 E-mail: faithhopecommunity@att.net REV. LA VELLE M. GATES SENIOR PASTOR

Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 11:00 A.M. Discipleship Ministry (Tues.) ... 7:00 P.M. Get In Shape Ministry (Wed.) ... 7:00 P.M.

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FIRST BETHANY M.B.C 507 W. 49TH Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 PHONE: (323) 232-4421 REV. GREGORY D. McClain PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:30 A.M. Communion Serv. (1st Sun)....10:30 A.M Bible Study (Wed.) ................. 6:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) .............. 700 P.M.

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4715 South Normandie Los Angeles, CA 90037 Ph: (323) 296-2047; Fx. (323) 588-2854 Church Office: (323) 585-1048 E-mail: IBryantRN@aol.com DR. FRANK BRYANT, JR., PASTOR Sunday School ......... 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study/Pray (Thurs) 11:30 A.M. - 1:P.M.

FRIENDLY FRIENDSHIP B.C.

10101 S. Avalon Blvd., L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 756-4088 REV. LAMONTE KING, PASTOR Early Worship ........................ 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ...................... 9:05 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:30 A.M. Monday Bible Study ............... 7:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ....... 12:00 NOON Mdwk. Pray/Bible Study (Wed) ... 7:P.M.

GOSPEL MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH

7301 So. Avalon, L.A., CA 90003 Phone/Fax: (323) 759-8087 REV. RAYMOND A. DENNIS, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:30 A.M. Mission Mtg. (Wed.) ........ 12:00 Noon Bible Study/Prayer Mtg. (W) 7:00 P.M.

GRACE TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH

7017 Gramercy Place, LA Ca Phone: (323) 971-8192 Fax: (323) 750-5106 MIQUAIL BROADOUS, SENIOR PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday School ........................ 9:00A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:00 A.M. Intercessory Prayer..(Wed.)..... 6:30 P.M. Wednesday Worship. (Wed).... 7:00 P.M.

GREATER MT. HERMON M.B.C.

2302 West 132nd St., L.A., CA 90059 Ph: 310-635-1958 FAX: 310-635-1938 REV. A.R. BILLINGLY Organizer/Builder REV. KENNETH A. HALL, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship .................... 6:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed) 12 Noon/7:30 P.M.

GREATER MT. OLIVE B.C.

659 West Colden Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044 Office: (323) 755-3201 REV. C. LAMAR SIMMONS PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 8:00 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 9:00 A.M. Prayer Meeting (Tues.) .......... 7:00 P.M.

GREATER BEREAN M.B.C.

12433 S. Main Street Los Angeles, Calif. 90061 (323) 757-3048 REV. JOE B. SMITH, JR PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Wed.) .......... 6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed)..................7:00 P.M.

HOLY ROCK MISSIONARY B.C.

11009 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90061 Phone: (323) 779-0583 REV. LEHMAN JOHNSON, PASTOR Sunday Morning Worshi .... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 A.M. Prayer/Intercessory (Tues.) .. 7:00 P.M. Prayer/Mid-day (Fri.) ... 12:00 NOON

KING SOLOMON MISSIONARY B.C. 7407 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 900011 Phone: (323) 588-0659 REV. DAVID DUNCAN, PASTOR SERVICE TIME SCHEDULES: Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service .... 11:00 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) ..... 7:00 P.M. Mission (Every 2nd/4th Tues.) 7:00 P.M.

LOVE LIFTED ME M.B.C.

6501 Crenshaw Blvd - L.A., CA 90043 Ph: (323) 778-5438 Fx:(323) 778-0574 PASTOR DR. S.S. SHIGG ORGANIZER/PASTOR Sunday School .......................9:00 A.M. Worship Service ................. 11:00 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study ................ 6:30 P.M. Silent Revival (1st Sat).. 2:00-2:15 P.M.

MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH

1751 East 114th Street, L.A. Ca PHONE: (323) 569-9561 Email: Macedonia.baptist114@gmail.com REV. SHANE B. SCOTT PASTOR Sunday School ................. 8:15 A.M. Morning Worship................9:30 A.M. Bible Study...(Tue).. 11:00 A.M.& 7 P.M.

MOUNT ISRAEL M.B.C.

230 W. 103rd Street, L.A., CA 90003 (323) 757-3090; Fx: (310) 532-8498 Email; jessiewalker@ca.rr.com DR. JESSE L. WALKER, PASTOR Sunday School ........................ 9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship ..... 11:00 A.M. Midwk. Worship Serv/Prayer Mtg 7:P.M. B.T.U. (Sunday)......................10:15 A.M. Choir Rehearsal (Friday.) ...... 7:00 P.M.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 5200 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (323) 232-4326

REV. CLIFFORD L. JOHNSON, Minister In Charge Sunday School ........................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ...................... 11:00 A.M. (1ST Sunday - Communion Service 8:00 A.M.) Prayer Service (Thurs.) .............. 7:00 P.M.

NEW PROVIDENCE M.B.C.

10200 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044 Phone: (323) 754-3779

Sunday School ..................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:45 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) .... 6:30 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Thurs.) ...... 7:00 P.M.

ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP P.O. BOX 56641, LA, CA 90056 E-MAIL: OneFaith2007@aol.com www.onefaithfellowship.org Phone: (323) 481-6724 Dr. Tonya Lewis, Founder/President 1st Saturday - Fellowships Celebration of Youths - March Celebration of Adults - August

PILGRIM’S HOPE BIBLE CHURCH 7016 S. Compton Ave, L.A. Ca 90001 Phone: (323) 581-7672 Fx: (323) 581-6466 Email: phbc7016@att.net

JOE L. SMITH JR., PASTOR / TEACHER Sundays Early Morning Worship ..............9:45 A.M. Word-Up Bible Study .2nd & 4th ..8:30 A.M. Children’s Church ................... 9:30 A.M.

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los angeles PARK WINDSOR BAPTIST CHURCH Park Windsor B.C. is a Church of “Inclusion, Not Exclusion” 1842 W. 108th Street, L.A. Ca 90047 Phone: (323) 756-3966 F: (323) 756-3969

REV. TERRELL TAYLOR - PASTOR

Morning Worship Service ..8:00 & .11:00 A.M. Sunday School ...........................9:30 AM Noon Bible Study...Wed............... 12:00 PM Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Wed... 7:00 PM

PLEASANT VIEW M.B.C. 7524 S. Compton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Ph: (323) 581-9900 Email Address: pvmbc54@yahoo.com REV. MICHAEL WHITE - PASTOR Sunday School ............9:15 - 10:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service ........11:00 A.M. Wednesday Night Prayer...........7:00 P.M. Wednesday Night Bible Study....7:30 P.M.

REDEEMER B.C. OF L.A.

2003 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A., CA 90018 Ph: (323) 735-9274 Fax: (323) 735-9140 E-Mail: Redbc2003@aol.com Robert L. DeFrance, Jr., Ph.D Pastor Sunday School ........................ 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 11:00 A.M. Prayer & Fasting (Wed) 12:00 & 7:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) .................... 7:00 P.M. Mission (Thurs.) ........................ 1:00 P.M.

REDEEMER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

1631 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007 Phone: (213) 732-4124 REV. CURTIS MONROE, JR., PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 11:00 A.M. Mdwk Prayer/Bible Study (Wed) 7:30 P.M.

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“One Church For All Generations” 4678 West Adams Blvd, L.A. Ca90016 (323) 731-2703 Email: smbcla@gmail.com XAVIER L. THOMPSON, PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday School ................... 800 A.M. Morning Worship ...............10:30 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ........... 6:45 P.M.

SOUTHWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH

12121 S. Avalon Blvd. L.A. Ca 90061 Phone: (323) 755-9541 PASTOR DONALD ROBERSON ROY L. ROBERSON, PASTOR EMERITUS Sunday School ................ 9:25 A.M. Morning Worship ........... 11:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) .......... 7:00 P.M.

TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH 4155 McKinley Ave., L.A., CA 90011 PH: (213) 233-3289; FX: (323) 233-9356 E-Mail: Tabernacle_bc@yahoo.com PASTOR LESTER MOSLEY 8:00 A.M. ........ Early Morning Worship (1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday) 9:30 A.M. ....... Sunday Church School 11:00 A.M. ................ Worship Service 7:30 P.M. (Wed.) Mid-Week BibleStudy & Prayer Service

TABERNACLE OF FAITH B.C.

11328 S. Central Ave., L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 569-4162 www.tabernacleoffaithbaptistchurch.com

REV., DR. R. M. LEFFALL, PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 P.M. Bible Study (Mon.) ................ 7:00 P.M. School of Prayer (Wed.) 11A.M. & 7PM

ROCK OF FAITH M.B.C.

1210 East 41st St., L.A., CA 90011 Ph.: (323) 232-2694 FAX: (323) 231-3592 REV. J. LAWRENCE GULLEY, PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 10:50 A.M. B.T.U. ........................................ 5:45 P.M. Evening Worship ...................... 6:45 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............... 6:30 P.M. Bible Class ................................ 7:00 P.M.

TRAVELER’S REST M.B.C.

ST. JOHN M.B.C.

936 W. 49th Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 Phone (323) 752-0855 stjohnbc@att.net REV. JAMES A. BROOKS PASTOR Sunday School......................9:30 A.M. Morning Worship...................10:45 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study..... (Wed)....6:00 P.M.

ST. REED BAPTIST CHURCH

656 East 79th Street - L.A., CA 90001 Ph: (323) 752-7807; Fx. (323) 758-8529 E-mail: StReed@sbcglobal.net REV. C.R. JONES, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) .............. 10:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Wed.) .......... 6:30 P.M. B.T.U. ..................................... 5:30 P.M. Teacher’s Mtg. (Thurs.) ......... 5:30 P.M.

1417 East Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90001 Phone: (323) 582-7797 E-mail: travelersrest@sbcglobal.net Rev. Dr. Joe L. Gates, Sr., Interim Pastor Morning Worship .........8:00 A.M. Church School .......... 9:30 A.M. Worship Service........ 11:00 A.M.

709 W. Manchester - L.A., CA 90044 Phone: (323) 752-6179 REV. TORREY COLLINS, PASTOR Sunday School ................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship ................. 3:30 P.M. *Bible Study (Tues.) ............. 7:00 P.M. *Bible Study (Wed.) ........... 11:00 A.M. Choir Rehearsals (Wed. & Fri.) 7: P.M.

VILLAGE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

1521 East 111th St., L.A., CA 90059 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 61218 Los Angeles, CA 90061-0218 Phone: (323) 569-8819 REV. W. CHARLES HARRIS, II, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:50 A.M. Program/Vesper Hour ............. 4:00 P.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) ...... 7:00 P.M.

WELCOME MISSIONARY B.C.

8615 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, Calif. 90002 www.Welcomebaptistla.org Ph: (323) 582-5813; FAX: (323) 582-4587 REV. J. W. BROWN, PASTOR Morning Worship .................... 8:00 A.M. Church School ..................... 10:00 A.M. Communion Served (Every 1st Sun.) Mid-Week Prayer (Wed.) .. 12:00 NOON Mid-Week Bible Study (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.

(The Historical) WELLER STREET M.B.C.

129 S. Gless Street Los Angeles, CA 90033 Phone: (323) 261-0949 REV. K. W. TULLOSS, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship ..... 9:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship........6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Tues).................. 5:00 P.M.

10400 S. San Pedro Street, L.A. Calif. 90003

“Family of Purpose” CHURCH Phone: (888) 294-5545 www.FOPLive.com

REV. FREDERICK E. HOWARD Senior Pastor/Teacher Editor/Publisher Sunday School ...................Sunday....................... 9:30 A.M. Worship Celebration...........Sunday..................... 10:45 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer ......................Wednesday................ 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsals................Thursday.....................7:00 P.M. LIVE BROADCAST * SUNDAY 11:00 AM FOPLivel.com

BEULAH BAPTIST CHURCH 1454 E. 100th St., L.A., CA 90062 CHURCH: (323) 564-0691

www.BeulahBaptistLa.org TRUE EVER FAITHFUL B.C.

11167 S. Main Street, L.A., CA 90061 P: (323) 755-1134 F: (323) 755-1133 REV. K.L. BURRUS, JR., PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship................ 11:00 A.M. Mission Circle...(Tues)......... 6:00 P.M. Pastor’s Bible Study.(Tues).. 7:00 P.M. (Except 1st Tues) Prayer & Teachers Mtg (Wed).6:00 P.M.

TRUE WAY MISSIONARY B.C.

ST. REST MISSIONARY B.C.

UNION MISSIONARY B.C.

1812 E. 110th St. - L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 566-5315 Res.(310) 635-2827 Fx: (323) 566-2349 DR. MILTON MARSHALL, SR., PASTOR Early Morning Worship ......... 7:30 A.M. Sunday School .................... 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Prayer Mtg./Bible Study (Tue.) 5:00 P.M. UBU Club (Ages 13-19) 4th Wed. 6: P.M.

SOUTHSIDE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH THIRD BAPTIST CHURCH

5151 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90037 Off.: (323) 296-5840 / 751-2658 REV. E. A. TAYLOR, FOUNDER Rev. William G. Davis, Jr., Pastor Sunday School ..................... 9:05 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:15 A.M. Afternoon Worship ............... 3:30 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............ 7:00 P.M.

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9122 S. San Pedro St., L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 755-4087 REV. DONALD L. WILSON, PASTOR Early Morning Worship ......... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:30 A.M. Prayer Meeting / Mission Bible Study Wednesday ............. 6:00 P.M. Sun. School Teachers Mtg. (Wed) 7P.M.

Matthew 28:18-20 Says to Go Ye Therefore into ALL Nations.

REV. ROBERT L. TAYLOR PASTOR

Sunday School .....................................................9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 10:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wednesday) .................................... 7:00 P.M.

venice NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH

503 Brooks Ave., Venice, CA 90291 Ph: (310) 392-3958/Fax: 310-392-1648 E-Mail: newbethelbaptist@verizon.net REV. MARVIS L. DAVIS, SR., PASTOR Educational Hour ........ 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. Worship Service By The Seaside ... 9:45 A.M. Church School/ Wednesday Night Live Prayer Praise & Bible Study .......................... 7:00 P.M.

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MEMORIAL.......

Wake up Black Man - Try to understand Why when you heard  That frightening word That you broke and ran Time’s a wasting - while you watch sports As our youth are shackled in the courts On charges that they prefer not mention A misguided plead for healthy male attention You’re making babies everywhere But seldom raise them like you care Will you ever understand Planting your seed don’t make a man Wake up Black Man - did you know You’re an infidel on the Maury Povich Show Loss silly women who gave you her trust You publicly kicked her under the bus Respect the woman she was once your lover And to some child she is now a mother And if the child’s not your DNA Help feed the child anyway Wake up Black Man - Try to understand What is takes to be a man And why as if she pulled a gun The word RESPONSIBILITY made you run

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THE DAILY BATTLE

True Everfaithful Baptist Church Celebrates Black Heritage Month The Sanctuary Choir of the True Everfaithful Baptist Church is excited to celebrate Black Heritage Month with a musical entitled “Cherishing Our Heritage” ~ Psalms 16:6. Special guests:    Dr. Naddie Conedy (Jewel With Love), Alice Houston (formerly of the Clara Ward Singers), The

Men of Vision and other musically talented guest in our city. The musical will take place on Saturday, February 23rd, at 4:00 pm.  True Everfaithful is located at 11167 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90061 – K.L. Burrus, Pastor/Teacher.   Freewill offering will be received.

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your growth in Biblical study, you cannot afford to miss this workshop. From the first day, you will realize, as many others have, that your life, ministry and walk with God will never be the same. For more information please call toll free 888-949-2378.

dedicate our future aspirations to you. We will always love and cherish you, and the loving, beautiful, precious, memories we shared in our hearts. Your works were not in vain. We promise to continue the legacy of love, faith, family, friends, and charity you instilled in us. We love you both so very much, but we know God loves you best and knows best; He’s omniscient. You fulfilled your purpose on earth. You ran a good race and kept the faith. Although we miss you here in the physical realm we know eternal life is our reward; this is not the end, and one day we SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT will see you again. Until then SOUTHERN MISSIONARY B.C. Mom and Dad enjoy walking 4678 W. Adams Blvd around heaven all day. Hugs Los Angeles, Ca 90016 and kisses, and see you in our dreams. Love Always, All your FEBRUARY 18, 2012 @11:00 a.m. Sharp children. Their contributive For The life will be forever honored and cherished in the hearts of INSTALLATION OF their loving devoted daughPASTOR XAVIER THOMPSON ters Vanessa Dale Gipson and PRESIDENT OF BAPTIST Michelle Thomas. Their lovMINISTERS CONFERENCE ing devoted Granddaughter’s Deborah (Floyd) Womble, Regina (Toney) Adkins, Tamika (Rodney) Williams, Cheryl Newman, Idina Gipson, and Ronnicher Gipson. Their loving devoted Grandson’s Ronnie Gipson Jr., Ike Carstarphen Sr., Reginald Gipson, Dion Quick, and Jermaine (Monica) Parrott. (30) Great-Grandchildren, Three Sisters, Vessie Goss of Shreveport, LA, Essie Gillians, and Josephine Matthews of Galveston TX. Brother J. B. (Joan) Johnson of Los Angeles, CA. and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

PRAISES OF ZION CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY - 2013

“KNOW WHERE YOU ARE HEADED, AND YOU WILL STAY ON SOLID GROUND.” (PROVERBS 4:26) Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, Senior Pastor of Praises of Zion MBC, and The Youth and Young Adult Department humbly requests your presence February 24, 2013, at 3:30 p.m., as we celebrate Black History-2013. Our theme is “REACHING BACK TO MOVE FORWARD”. (Proverbs 4:26) We are located at 8222 S. San Pedro St., in Los Angeles, Ca. Why not plan to join us? You have plenty of time to make arrangements to do so. There is no charge. All we desire from you, is prayer, some of your time, and all of your imagination. You may call the church office at (323)

750-1033 for further information. We will also honor Sisters Jovana Nettles-Cary and Theressa Glover for outstanding service to the Youth & Young Adult Department. Dr. Hardwick states, “Actually, the accomplishments of African Americans should be openly acknowledged daily, throughout the year…not just in February. However, this custom of putting the spot-light on our contributions to American society was started by Carter G. Woodson in 1976, and was originally known as “Negro History Week.” The celebration continues even until this day in time.” Dr. Hardwick goes on to say, “Our young people have a burning desire to get everyone of all ages interested in learning about our past, so that we better understand the present, which will enable us to look hopefully for a better future for America. None of our participants are paid professional actors, but we praise and thank God that after very careful re-

search, He has gifted the youth to tell all aspects of our history in our own words, and in our own unique way. We are factual, and very careful to mention many lesser known facts, heroes and heroines.” So our invitation still stands. You are all invited to share in this Black History experience with us at Praises of Zion. Give special attention to the title, and also the scripture. Be mindful of where you put your feet……. plant them carefully, and always consult God before you make a move. Although our ancestors were not intellectually prepared book-wise, they had common sense and respect for our Lord. This writer knows the same God that they called upon, stood with them as He ordered their steps through life. I know that same God is certainly willing and able to do the same for us! We just have to ask. To God be the glory! Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, Senior Pastor, Sister Cheryl Roach, Youth & Young Adult Director, and Sister Clarice Holmes, Chair-person and Reporter.

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While You Are Waiting

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” – Proverbs 10:9

by Andrea Andrews In recent conversation with a young believer, the question of integrity surfaced and the

express concern of the teen was how challenging it is to hold fast to Christian belief in a world deeply rooted in deception and seduction. This MUST be an express concern for all of us who are responsible for developing these young souls. And, one can not be effective in doing so without having knowledge of what young believers are actually facing each day – be it music, movies, television, cell phones,

the internet and social media. Walking in integrity requires more than a weekly sermon, Bible study, or small group session. It is a daily commitment which includes a diet of scripture, prayer and dedication to placing Jesus in the position of LORD over our lives. It is typically at this point of dedication that the Holy Spirit is so overwhelmingly present within us that deception and seduction are “choked” out before they

can even enter into the soul and begin to take root in the spirit. What’s even better is that GOD yearns for us to remain this close to Him and He sent Jesus to serve as the Bridge which offers safe passage in order that we are reconciled to Him once and for all. As Christians, leading an integral life DOES guarantee a secure and confident walk through this present life. Yes, there will be challenges along

the way…temptation, provocation, seduction, lust, greed, selfishness… But, just remember this: When such challenges arise, so long as we keep our side of the street clean (doing the right thing), we are assured perfect peace throughout ALL we set forth to accomplish for the Kingdom of Heaven. Peace, Love & Blessings; www.theprocesschr istiancouns eling.com.

the world makes you an enemy of God? …“You adulteresses is used because God is the “husband” and we are His “wife.” We cannot be both friends of this world’s system which is in rebellion against God, and friends of God at the same time.” (Guzik) We

won’t be able to blame DaddyGod for our label of Friend or Foe. It will be determined by our choice to walk in or not to walk in the understanding and obedience of what God desires from us!! Let’s make the wise decision to be the Friend of God! Join us for our 1st Sat. Fel-

lowship, March 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m. at the U S Bank Community Bldg., Crenshaw and Slauson, Los Angeles, CA.  Be a Vendor or Nominate special people in your life to be publicly celebrated April 13, 2013! For additional information contact: Dr. Tonya Lewis, one-

faith2007@aol.com, One Faith Fellowship, P. O. Box 56641, Los Angeles, CA  90056, www. onefaithfellowship.org, (323) 481-6724, or  http://www. facebook.com/Dr.TonyaLewis

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those who try to excuse these sins, for the anger of God will fall on all who disobey Him. If we want to be a Friend of God, we must obey V7 of Ephesians 5- Don’t participate in the things these people do. James 4:4- You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

The Leaders Position

DR. JOYCE HARRELL

Do we really understand that as leaders – we are servants? There is no greater responsibility than as that of a servant. As a servant we look after, prepare for, sacrifice, and adjust our schedules to accommodate our Master. Jesus Himself came to serve, He did not come to carry out His will, but the will of the Father. How can we do any less than He did? Somewhere along the way, we

have lost our direction. Erwin Raphael McManus states in his book, “An Unstoppable Force,” that, “In the world we have embraced the conveniences of the assembly line, the efficient, and the standardized and have grown in disdain for the chaotic, the unpredictable, and the disorganized. We’ve been all too willing to give up having our way just to get it faster, quicker and easier. We want everything tailored to our specific tastes, while at the same time; we want it available without any effort on our part.” In other words, we have become the perfect customer. What is wrong with that picture? Either I am the customer or I am the servant. The customer says, “please me, dance to my tune, satisfy me and if I

can do anything for you, I will first have to see if it fits into my schedule.” While the servant, seeks to please the master, and follow after His way and His will, and at no matter the cost. Which are you, the customer or the servant? Will you sacrifice; will you put your desires and your comfort level on the back burner for the cause of Christ? If you will, then you are truly a servant! Dr. Joyce is a lay-person, under the leadership of Dr. Ticey M. Brown, at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, where she serves as the Strategic Leadership Director. Dr. Joyce’s mission is to develop servant-leaders and enhance ministries within the Church. Dr. Joyce’s contact info is, joyce-harrell@sbcglobal.net or (714)878-4854.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE A TITLE TO SERVE GOD? Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. - 1 Corinthians 7:20

LADY DR. PHELENCIA A. WHITE

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to believe that the only way they can do major work for God is by having a title to designate their position in the body of Christ?

Can you imagine how many people would be shut out from any opportunity to be used by God if this were actually the case? God is no respecter of persons. (James 2:1-13) God is glorified by both the woman who prepares meals in her kitchen to feed the hungry and homeless just as He is through the proclaimer of the Gospel from the pulpit who feeds hungry souls. Even the smallest expressions of love through selfless acts of kindness can

be used to glorify God. Jesus asked the woman at the well for water and she became one of the greatest Evangelist that ever lived. But she had no title. She didn’t even have a name. (John 4:1-40). We must all do our part. The absence of any part cripples the whole body. We must each work while it is day for the night cometh when no man, woman, boy or girl can work (John 9:4). In working, we much each work with humbleness of heart, es-

teeming others higher than ourselves (Philippians 2:3) so by our love all will know that we are Jesus’ disciples (John 13:35) and be compelled to enter in to the church, the house of God (Luke 14:23). If God wants you to serve, then serve. If He wants you to lead, do it with a servant’s heart. But, remember in all things that Jesus was a servant leader and we should walk in His footsteps as we walked. From this moment, commit your whole spirit, soul,

body and mind to walking in a place of surrender saying, “Nevertheless not my will but Thy will be done.” to the will of God. Lay aside distressing ambition and embrace the peaceful contentment of walking in the light of God as a servant of the King. (1 Peter 4:10-11). Lady Dr. Phelencia A. White welcomes reader feedback and comments. To contact her Continued On Page 15

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MUSICIAN WANTED Looking for an organist to play for a small congregation at 11:15a.m. morning service and afternoon service when scheduled. Must be able to teach choir parts, play hymns, traditional and contemporary gospel. If interested please call D. Gates at (424) 290-8467.

New Providence Missionary Baptist Church Seeking Pastor

SOUND TECHNICHIAN AT SOLID ROCK B.C.

Median experienced person needed to operate a six (16) channel sound board for church services each Sundays from 10:15 am to 1:30pm.  Also must be available for some afternoon/evening services as needed.  Please contact the Church at 323-759-5955 or Randy Williams at 323-243-3906 for more details and requirements.

MINISTER OF MUSIC WANTED Minister of Music wanted to oversee choir ministry, musicians, and all other related music department functions as well as administration duties. Send resumes and salary history to: FaithInsp@aol.com or fax (310) 223-4437.

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YOUR CLASSIFIED AD HERE $22.00 PER WEEK SEEKING PASTOR

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you may write to: Girlfriends In Christ International, P. O. Box 56260, Los Angeles, CA 90056-0260 or via email at LadyPhelencia@GirlfriendsInChrist.org. DO I HAVE TO HAVE A TITLE TO SERVE GOD? By Lady Dr. Phelencia A. White – Creative Visionary/ Spiritual Director; Girlfriends In Christ International .

New Providence Missionary Baptist Church is now accepting resumes for a PASTOR. A photo accompanying your resume will be greatly appreciated. We are located at 10200 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca. 90044. For further information you may contact the church, @ 323-754-3779 or Sis. Levester Hyter at 323-754-7291.

Send resume to Tree Of Life Missionary Baptist Church, 9702 S. Holmes Avenue Los Angeles, Ca. 90002. Attention; Pulpit Search Committee C/O Marilyn Freeman. All resume’s due by February 28, 2013.

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