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1st Year Anniversary Happy Birthday Raise The Praise GREATER STARLIGHT MONTH-OF-SUNDAYS APPRECIATION HONORING OUR PASTOR AND WIFE

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ST. ANDREWS M.B.C. ANNOUNCES THE 18TH APPRECIATION SERVICES HONORING BISHOP ALEX AND MRS. ANJEL TOUSSAINT

A Pastor for All Seasons (II Timothy 4:1-5) The officers and members of the Greater Starlight Missionary Baptist Church cordially invite you to attend the Month-of-Sundays Celebration honoring Dr. and Sis. Prentiss Lewis for 18 years of dedicated service to the Starlight family. Today, October 18, our guests will be Pastor E. Wayne Gaddis & Greater True Light Baptist Church, Pastor Nathaniel Haley & United Christians Baptist Church and Dr. Wilbur Lewis & Tabernacle Community Baptist Church of Christ. On October 25, the Month-of-Sundays Celebration will close with special guests, Bishop L. Daniel Williams & the Baptist Church of the New Covenant; Pastor Joe Smith & Pilgrims Hope Bible Church C. F.; Pastor Jack B. Richardson & Security Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Sis. Vicky Williams, Sis. Shantriana Nelson and Sis. Lois Threats serve as Co-Chairpersons for the Month-of-Sundays Celebration. Services will continue each Sunday this month at 4:00 p.m. If you are available, stop by and join us for these praise and worship services lifting up the name of the Lord and honoring Pastor & Sis. Lewis for 18 years of faithful service. Greater Starlight is located at 8018 South

p.m., Guest Churches: Mt. Olive Second Missionary Baptist church, Rev. E. Winford Bell, Pastor; The Church of Greater Love, Inc., Rev. Darryl Moore, Pastor. Sunday, November 1, 2009-3:30 p.m., Guest Churches: Tabernacle of Praise Baptist Church, Rev. Roderick O. Walker, Pastor; Union Baptist church, Rev. Milton Marshall, Pastor; Southern Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Xavier Thompson, Pastor. Hosted by The sunrise Choir, Jimmy Dixon, President. St. Andrews is located at 1794 West 36 th Place, Los Angeles, California.

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DR. AND SIS. PRENTISS E. LEWIS

San Pedro Street in Los Angeles. (Parking is in the rear.) Starlight’s Monthly 8 a.m. Service Next Sunday Morning, at 8:00 a.m., come join us for “The Life Hour,” a unique service of preaching and praise. It is a great way to start your worship day. For more information about these or other Starlight happenings, please call the church office at (323) 753-0224 or visit our website at www.greaterstarlightmbc.org.

General Theme: “Our Pastor, Preaching and Teaching a Divine Message of Wisdom through the Power of the Word of God in a Changing World” Ezekiel 37.

Sunday, October 18, 2009-3:30 p.m., Guest Churches: Higher Grace Ministries, Rev. Calvin Lucas, Pastor; New Bethel Baptist Church, Rev. Marvis Davis, Pastor. Sunday, October 25, 2009-3:30

PRAISE GOD !!!! PRAISE GOD!!! “MUSIC FOR THE SOUL”

The “TAB” Celebrates 65 Years of Ongoing Ministry

GREATER NEW MORNING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH MASS CHOIR

PASTOR R.M. LeFALL HOST PASTOR

In a proud statement from it’s headquarters The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church, located on the corner of Central and 114th, in the very heart of the “Watts Community” of Los Angeles is in the midst of a month-long observance of this milestone. The Church was organized on October 24, 1944 by the late Rev. F. D. Ferrell and 38 “Charter Members,” who were inspired to organize a Baptist Church and “Call” a Pastor. Of the original “Charter Members,” only two survive. The seeds of faith sown 65 years ago have blossomed, and the “TABERNACLE” stands as a strong and vibrant Religious Tower within the Watts area, our city, state and nation. Pastor Ferrell gave both dynamic and outstanding “Pastoral Leadership” from 1944 to 1982. Dr. Charles Mims, Jr., served as Pastor from 1982-1996. Dr. R.M.Leffall was

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named Interim Pastor in 1997 and became Senior Pastor in 1999 as only the third Pastor in the rich and colorful history of the Church. Deacon Alvin and Mrs. Jackolyn King are giving leadership as CoChairpersons for this years Observance, and Mrs. Eugenia Jackson, Mrs. Odell McMullen, and Deacon William Fisher, Sr. have been named as Honorary Chairperson. Said a spokesperson, we shall be in the spirit of reflecting, Praise and Celebration throughout the month, for we are rejoicing and moving Forward. The Church Anniversary Theme is “FAITH: A JOURNEY THROUGH TIME AND INTO ETERNITY”. There was a lay speaker on the theme on the first Sunday, as well as on the 3rd & 4th Sundays during the 11 A.M. Morning Worship Service. The month-long observance will feature several guest Ministers. Mark your calendar now for these upcoming

PASTOR LONNIE DAWSON

Services. 4 th Sunday, October 25th, Culminating Services At 11:00 A.M. Dr. Aidsand Wright-Riggins III , Executive Director, National Ministries, American Baptist Churches, USA will be the guest Minister; He is one of the Ministerial sons of Tabernacle. At 3:30 P.M., the New Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Dr. Lonnie Dawson, Senior Pastor will be the guest Church, and Dr. Dawson will bring the Sermon. A most cordial invitation is extended to former members, friends, and the Los Angeles Church Community atlarge, to attend any or all of our Services during the month of October. The Church is located at 11328 South Central Avenue, in Los Angeles. You may call the Church at (323) 569-4162 or visit our website at http:// tabernacleoffaithbaptistchurch.com for additional information. The Reverend Dr. Reginald M. Leffall, III is Senior Pastor

The Mass Choir invites you to come and help us celebrate our 41 st annual “MUSIC FOR THE SOUL”. Sunday, October 18, 2009 at

5:00 p.m. Greater New Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, 210 West Florence Avenue. Sis. Audrey Terry, Choir President; Sis. Donzell Holston, Publicity; Jose

“A CHURCH PUTTING ITS FAITH INTO ACTION” Hebrews 11:1; James 2:14-17

PASTOR TERRELL TAYLOR

Traveler ’s Rest Church Family and Pastor Terrell Taylor, invite you to our 62nd Church Anniversary Celebration; Our closing services for this celebration is today, Sunday, October 18, 2009, 3:30 p.m.,

with our special guests, One Body In Christ Christian Church from Las Vegas, NV, Rev. Don Burse, Pastor, who will be bringing the message. Please plan now to join us in one or both of these services; it will mean so much to our church family. We are excited, and look forward to a spirit-filled fellowship and celebration to all who attend. Traveler ’s Rest Missionary Baptist Church is located at 1417 E. Florence Ave, Los Angeles, Ca. Rev. Terrell Taylor is our Pastor. Our Regular worship services are

NEW PLEASANT GROVE B.C. PRESENTS MIRACLE MASS CHOIR IN CONCERT

TIM “BISHOP” BROWN FOUNDER MIRACLE MASS CHOIR

Praise the Lord to whom all Blessing Flow!!! The Pastor, Officers and Members of the New Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church extends an invitation to the entire church community to be our guest and enjoy this anointed

concert. The Voices of NPG Choir will be sponsoring a Concert and our featured guest is Tim “Bishop” Brown and the Miracle Mass Choir their hit song “He’s Done Enough”, “Awesome God” and many, many more. The concert

Connors, Pianist;Corey Hubbard, Organist; Lamont Arnold, Guitarist; Dwayne Connors, Drummer; Rev. Walter Riley, Pastor.

will take place on Sunday October 25, 2009 @ 6:00 P.M. Admission is Free!! Our Location is: New Pleasant Grove M.B.C., 757 East 108th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90059, Ph: 323/757-6129, Rev. W.H. Charles Jr., Pastor.

each Sunday Morning at 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., with Church School at 9:30 a.m. You may reach the church office at (323) 582-7797; Sis. Sharon Boyshaw and Bro. Cecil Johnson, Anniversary Chairpersons, reporting

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*APPRECIATION SERVICES ** CHURCH NEWS ** ANNUAL DAYS** REVIVALS** MEMORIALS** COLUMNIST*

Victory Baptist Church Announces Broadcast on Time Warner Cable Dr. W.E. Jenkins, Pastor

Time Warner Cable is in 42 Cities Covering Over 2 Million Viewers Digital Broadcast

Inland Empire/San Gabriel Valley-Channel 165- Sunday 4:30 P.M. (58 cities- 1.5 Million Viewers) Laverne…Glendora…City of Industry…Loma Linda…Covina…Diamond Bar…La Super Metro LA Zone- Channel 165- Sunday 9:00 P.M. Puente…Ontario…Redlands…Glendora…Upland…Baldwin Park…Hacienda Heights…Walnut Marina Del Ray…Torrance…Lakewood…Downey…Hollywood…Lawndale…Hawaiian Gardens Park…San Bernardino…Canyon Lake…Lake Elsinore…Horse Thief Paramount…Harbor…Bell Gardens…Southgate…South El Monte…Westchester…Carson… Canyon…Whittier…Yucaipa…Monrovia…Montclair…Pomona…Beaumont…Chino…Colton… Manhattan Beach…Redondo Beach…Hawthorne…Lomita…East Compton…Central LA… Fontana…San Jacinto…Sierra Madre…South Whittier…Grand Torrance…Homeland/Romoland…Lytle Artesia…El Segundo…Playa Vista…LA Harbor…Bell/Cudahy…Pico Rivera…South Los Angeles…Creek…Covina…Riverside …Perris…Corona…El Monte…Murietta…Arcadia…Rialto…Murietta Hot LaMirada…Compton…Culver City…LA West…Gardena…Lynwood…Maywood…Inglewood… Sprints…Rowland Heights…Rancho Cucamonga…Claremont…Highland…San Dimas Athens…Del Aire…Santa Fe Springs…San Pedro…Bellflower…Hermosa Beach… West…Woodcrest…Cal Mesa…Chino Hills…Menifee…Hemet…Temecula

Birthday Celebration for Sis. Barbara Ann Calhoun Deadline for tickets is October 18, 2009.

SIS. BARBARA ANN CALHOUN

“Happy Birthday Greetings will ring out on Saturday, October 31, 2009, as we celebrate another milestone in the life of Sister Barbara Calhoun, our Friend and Sister. GOD has indeed blessed this anointed, gifted, talented , and spirit-filled young woman, to be able to celebrate another year

of worshipping, of serving and praising His Holy Name. Sister Calhoun is not a stranger to our Church Community, for she has graced many churches with her presence; whether it be singing or delivering the Gospel message, to a waiting congregation. Her style is her own; Her manners are unique; her humbleness is welcoming, and her generosity knows no bounds. Sister Calhoun is a member of the Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor William David Lowe, and serves as the Minister of Music, President of the Choir, Sunday School Teacher, Chairperson of the Church Anniversary, and member of the Board of Trustees, one of the Founding Members of “Women for an Emergency Conference that

is held Annually and attended by Woman from all over the State of California. GOD has truly smiled on this Young Woman and because of her faithfulness, her dedication, and her love for the Lord, we would like to pause and say “Happy Birthday” to Sister Calhoun. We extend a hearty invitation to all of her family, friends, and wellwishers, in helping us celebrate this special day with her. This event will take place on Saturday, October 31, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Proud Bird Restaurant, 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045. For ticket information, please feel free to contact Sister Erma D. Thurman @ (310) 625-2486. Thanking you in advance, “To God Be The Glory”.

Bible Fellowship Baptist Church Celebrates the Installation of Pastor DeShay L. Ward Sr

PASTOR DeSHAY L. WARD SR PASTOR-ELECT

The Officers and Members of Bible Fellowship Baptist Church are pleased to announce the Installation Service of our Pastor DeShay L. Ward Sr., God has smiled on us a Pastor, Preacher, and Teacher with a vision for

God’s people here at Bible Fellowship. Prior to his appointment to Bible Fellowship Church , Pastor Ward served at Morning Star M.B.C. in Los Angeles under Pastor Nathaniel L. Colmore Jr. Pastor Ward received his certificate from the Joint Baptist Theological Seminary of Los Angeles, California, in 1994. On June 19, of this year the members voted Rev. Ward, to become the Pastor of Bible Fellowship Baptist Church. We invite and welcome you to come

join us in our Installation Service. Sunday, October 25, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. along with Morning Star M.B.C., Pastor Nathaniel L. Colmore Jr.; True Rock M.B.C., Pastor Lonnie B. Hogan; First Abraham M.B.C., Pastor Joseph M. Wells; First Zion Travelers M.B.C., Pastor Frank Bryant Jr.; Christian Unity M.B.C., Pastor Willie Davis Jr.; Our church is located at 6915 S. Broadway Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90003. Rev. DeShay L. Ward Sr., Pastor; Sis. Bernice Wooden, reporting.

Mount Horeb MBC Celebrates Mother Rosalie Williams 100th Birthday MOTHER ROSALIE WILLIAMS HONOREE

“Happy 100th Birthday” is extended to MOTHER ROSALIE WILLIAMS, who has lived to meet one of the great eternal promises of God found in Psalm 90:10-”The days of our years are threescore and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow;

for it is soon cut off, and we fly away”. In this pray of Moses, he recognizes that longevity has its place in life when we “obey God” who extends our years upon the earth. It seems rather clear that God has extended Mother Rosalie Williams years upon the earth. While life is and has been brief for many, Mother Williams life has been filled with extended blessings of the Lord. This journey started in Hayneville, Louisiana on September, 1909 when Seth and Eula Gibson Philips discovered their

love for each other and Mother Williams became their first and most precious by-product of that treasured gift. Mother Williams would later share her parents love with two other sisters (Mattie Johnson and Iva Ruth Davis) who have gone to be with the Lord. Mother Iva Ruth Davis was a treasured choir member and pianist of the Mount Horeb Missionary Baptist Church and where Mother Williams has been a charter member since its inceptions in 1984.

BETHEL M.B.C. HONORS PASTOR REGINALD POPE & FIRST LADY JUANITA FOR 34 YEARS OF SERVICE

Our theme: Our Pastor and Wife; Always Exemplifying Positive Thinking & Actions. “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of a good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” (Philippians 4:8-9)

We, the Bethel family, are preparing for the 34th Appreciation Service of our Pastor Reginald Pope and First Lady Juanita. The Lord has blessed us another year. Come out and join us in this exemplary celebration. Join us in any of the following services as we celebrate: Sunday, October 18 th at 3:30 p.m.: Pastor Ticey Brown and Mt. Tabor B. C.; Pastor J. W. Brown and Welcome B. C.; and Pastor Kalvin Cressel and Greater Mt. Sinai B. C. #2. Thursday, October 22nd at 7:30 p.m.: Pastor Ray Weaver and Southern B. C.; Pastor Earnest

Waters and New Way B. C.; and Pastor Stephen J. Randle and Christ St. John B. C. Friday, October 23 rd at 7:30 p.m.: Pastor W. H. Charles, Jr. and New Pleasant Grove B.C.; Pastor Curtis Williams and Christ Full Gospel B. C.; True Everfaithful B.C. and Minister in charge; Pastor L. A. Kessee and Bethany B. C. Sunday, October 25 th at 3:30 p.m.: Pastor Lucious Pope and Greater New Vision B. C. and Pastor Aaron D. Iverson and Paradise B. C. Bethel is located at 10905 South Compton Avenue, Los Angeles. Join us for any of our Worship Services on Sunday morning at 8 o’clock and 11 o’clock. Evangelism on Monday nights at 7:29 p.m. and Bible Study on Wednesday at 12:00 noon and evening at 6:29 p.m. Reginald Pope, Pastor, Willie B. Goins, Anniversary Chairperson, Verneal Davis, Anniversary CoChairperson, B. Sweet, Reporter

During her early years, Mother Williams would be educated in the Louisiana Public School System. But she was not content to stay in Louisiana so at age 26, she packed up her “few things” and headed west, that’s right, to California. But she did a marvelous thing before she left Hayneville-she realized that if she was going to make it “away from home.” she needed to prepare for the ups and downs of life that would surely challenge her. so she went to church with her parents and one day she hears the preacher challenge her to come forward; so she thought! then she got up went down front, sat on the “Mourner’s Bench” until the Holy Ghost told her it was time to “make Jesus Christ her Lord and Savior”. So after a few nights there, she stood and confessed that Jesus Christ would be her Savior for the rest of her days. After accepting Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior, Rosalie joined the Friendship Baptist Church, in Louisiana. After accepting Jesus Christ as her Savior, she found out

that someone had been looking at her; that’s right, her natural beauty was eye catching and she attracted a handsome young man name John Williams who popped the big question and of course, Rosalie said “yes, yes, yes.” It was in 1932 that Rosalie and John Williams united in holy matrimony. The Louisiana economy was not great, kind of like today’s forecast, so they packed their belonging and headed west, that’s right, the came to Los Angeles in 1937. Sensing the need to keep in touch with her Lord and Savior, Mother Williams united with the Progressive Baptist Church in Los Angeles. But some forty years late, she decided it was time to move her membership to Mount Horeb where she has served faithfully in person and from a distance as President of the Mothers board. Rosalie is an inspiration to the Pastor and Members of Mount Horeb. So, on Sunday, October 11, 2009 the Pastor and Members of Mount Horeb, in grand fashion celebrated in love, Mother

Rosalie Williams “100th Birthday.” She was decked in a beautiful dress, sitting in her wheelchair, smiling, still pretty, and you could see the joy she experience by being with her “church family” whom she would not “trade for anything in the world because they have been so good to me” over the years. Nowadays, Mother Williams spends her time at the Torrance Care Center with others who have also lived a great number of years. Rosalie is the oldest person there, if not the second oldest and she tells everybody about “her church family and how they are so good to her.” Rosalie has no children and has outlived nearly all of her first and second generation relatives. However, she is so blessed to have one special cousin, Mother Louise Richardson; her loving husband Brother Joe, and Sister Mattie Wilson to come see her regularly. They go out once or twice a week to see about Mother Continued on Page 6

PASTOR REGINALD AND FIRST LADYJUANITA POPE

"As Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man named Matthew, setting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him."—Matthew 9:9.


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*APPRECIATION SERVICES ** CHURCH NEWS ** ANNUAL DAYS** REVIVALS** MEMORIALS** COLUMNIST* HAPPENINGS AT HOLY CHAPEL B.C. “We make it our aim…to be well pleasing to Him” II Corinthians 5:9 Begin the week with the Holy Chapel family on Sunday, October 4th at both our 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. services for Family and Friends Day. Expect a blessing as the unadulterated truth of God’s Word helps us examine ourselves before Him to determine if our lives measure up to the standard God has set for us. We purpose to hold ourselves to the highest priority, seeking only “to be well pleasing and acceptable to Him.” We look

forward to your joining us in this special worship service, which will conclude with Communion. Commissioned by the will of God and determined to fulfill the ministry we have received on Saturday, October 17 th , 9:00 am the Witnessing Team of Holy Chapel is back with its seminar: Helping Hurting People. If you missed this seminar in the past you need to make a point to attend this year. Come understand God’s blueprint to help you through some of life’s

challenges such as: divorce, death/ grief, family, forgiveness and ill health. Mary Davis, Coordinator. Sunday, October 18th, 3:30 p.m., the Deacons and Deaconess will celebrate their annual day. Come support these devoted servants who are unmistakably motivated by their love for Christ and their church. Show them your love through support. Saturday evening, October 24th, 7:00 p.m., the Long Beach Children of Christ Community Choir, under the

direction of Minister Andre T. Moore, Sr., will be here in our sanctuary (volitional donations – no ticket sales). The proceeds will benefit our Ways & Means Committee. If you miss this service, you will truly miss a blessing. We extend a special invitation to the community at large to join us in these special services, but more especially our regularly scheduled services Tuesday – Sunday at 1016 E. Rosecrans Avenue, Compton. Rev. George L. Thomas, Pastor. (310) 537 -3149

The Battle Is Not Yours (A Gospel Dramedy) Saturday, October 24th, 2009 @ 7:30 p.m.

Leap of Faith Church, 3502 West Imperial Highway, Inglewood, CA

BRENT BOYS AT TRUE WAY

PASTOR D. L. WILSON HOST PASTOR

DR. WILLIAM BRENT SR.

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Dr. W.M. Brent Sr., Pastor Emeritus of the Evening Star Baptist Church here in Los Angeles has

several sons in the Ministry who are affectionately known as the “Brent Boys”. Several of the Brent Boys have gone on to become Pastors themselves.

PASTOR KEVIN STAFFORD

It is at this time that the Brent Boys honor Dr. Brent in a special service. Romans 13:7 says Render therefore to all their due… honor to whom honor is due. We would like to honor Dr. Brent for

DO RIGHT CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Born in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Christopher attended George Fox College (B.A.); Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary (Elkhart, Indiana; M. Div.) and received his doctorate in Old Testament Studies at Oxford University in England, in 1987. Dr. Smith-Christopher has taught at Loyola Marymount University since 1989. Dr. Christopher served for two years in volunteer peace work/research with the Quakers in Israel/

Palestine from 1986 to 1988. Dr. Christopher has particular interest in how Cultural and ethnic backgrounds influence the reading and interpretation Biblical text. He will be teaching bible class in Do Right Christian Church every first Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11: a.m. the dates are as follows: Saturday, October 3, 2009; Saturday, November 7, 2009; Saturday, December 5, 2009. ALL ARE WELCOME AND INVITED TO ATTEND.

DERRELL CUNEGIN AS “THE SPIRIT OF DIVISION)

This moving production allows you to have a glimpse, into the private live of our leaders and a spectacular setting on the front row of life and it is amazing! See how Division slips in and works to tear apart and destroy. Watch as Temptation tries to smooth talk his way in. Don’t forget about Sister Lewis, who always seems to have a “WORD” for someone other than herself. Sit in the midst of this production and I guarantee you’ll recognize a friend, family member or even yourself. Donation is $20.00 tickets available at the door or Leap Of Faith Church (310) 695-9925. Rev. Artis Glass, Pastor.

SANCTUARY CHOIR ANNUAL MUSICAL

9815 S. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90044 PASTOR LONNIE McNAMEE presents

Presents Professor Daniel L. Smith-Christopher FREE SEMINAR ON THE OLD TESTAMENT

his Ministry and for touching so many lives. We anticipate a Spirit filled Worship Service. Our guest preacher will be Pastor Kevin Stafford of the Zion Baptist Evangelistic Temple of Compton California. We invite all who have been touched by the life of Dr. Brent, and the entire Los Angeles community to be with us. The Service will be held Friday, October 23,2009 at 7pm here at the True Way Missionary Baptist Church 9122 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90003 www.truewaybc.org. Rev. D. L. Wilson, Pastor

The Sanctuary Choir of the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church will be in their Annual Musical worship service on Sunday, October 18th at 4:00pm. This choir has been ministering at the 8:00am worship hour for over thirty years. Our Pastor, Dr. Lloyd T. Johnson, had a vision that would allow the Associate Ministers of Harmony an opportunity to preach. Our First Lady, Sister LaVerne Johnson, organized the choir and they have been

serving faithfully every since. The members of the choir have changed over the years, but as a whole the Choir has continued. Brother Carl Johnson, the choir’s Director and Musician, along with the choir members are extending an invitation to our church community at large to join us as we lift our voices in praise and worship, magnifying the Lord. The church address is 4132 South San Pedro Street (in the city of Los Angeles).

ASSEMBLING FAITH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH REQUESTS YOUR PRESENCE: COME AND WORSHIP WITH US Assembling Faith Missionary Baptist Church requests your presence and invites you to come and worship with us at 1233 W. 91st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90044. Sunday School - 9:30 a.m. Worship

BIG HAPPENINGS: GOD’S KEEPERS OF HUMANITY CELEBRATES 4TH YEAR PASTOR & WIFE APPRECIATION

REV. GEORGE W. CRISS PASTOR

We bring to you “BIG HAPPENINGS” with warm greetings in the name of Christ, as we mark yet another milestone honoring our Pastor, Reverend George W. Criss & 1st Lady, Minister Tanya Criss in the 4th Year Pastor & Wife Appreciation Services. We invite

you to come share a part in the services on any of the following dates: Oct. 11th, Oct. 18th & Oct. 25 th at 3:30 p.m. THEME: A Pastor Sent by God to Empower the People. (Supporting Scripture Romans 10:14-15.) Pastor Criss & 1st Lady Minister Criss are both living examples of unmoveable, faithful, God sent Messengers, who have been empowered by God. In good times and bad, they have continued to fight the good fight of faith. It is evident, through faith, they have had the ability to perservere against all Satanic devices to destroy the work of God, nonetheless they still prevail. Pastor Criss has been stedfast, instant in season and out of season preaching the uncompromising gospel. Also a great asset to the church is our 1st Lady, Minister Tanya Criss. We salute them both

for their monumental efforts to courageously encourage those who are down-trodden and providing hope to the needy. The Appreciation Services will take place at God’s Keepers of Humanity Baptist Church, 5428 S. Brodway in the City of Los Angeles. Special Guests include: (Oct. 11th) New Pleasant Grove Pastor W. H. Charles Jr.; Angelic Institutional Christian Fellowship Church - Pastor James Lockhart; Mt. Olive Baptist Church - Pastor Lester Heath; (Sun Oct 18th) New Temple Baptist Church – Pastor George Ashford; Opportunity Baptist Church Pastor R. W. Taylor; (Sun Oct 25th) New Bethel Baptist Church – Pastor Victor Green; New Jerusalem Primitive Baptist Church - Elder Rayfield Roscoe. Sis. Yvonne Folk, Chairperson reporting

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Service 11:00 a.m. HALLELUJAH!! JOIN US IN WORSHIP OF OUR LORD!! Lets receive blessings from our Lord and have a HALLELUJAH good time as we worship Him. Rev. Henry J. Cox, Pastor

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Athens Baptist Church Annual Usher Board Day

SIS. MARGIE DAVIS CHAIRPERSON

“Door Keepers Presenting the Offerings of the Lord” II Kings 22:4-5 is the theme for this year’s Annual Usher Board Day Observance of the Athens Baptist Church which will be held on Sunday October 18, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. (please note the time). Joining us in this grand occasion will be the Greater

Progressive Missionary Baptist Church Family, Reverend David Moten, Pastor who will deliver the message. Ushers from various churches throughout the city will be present as well. An invitation to all ushers is being given through this article to join with us along with all others to be present as our ushers are presented in their annual day. Our ushers are very excited about this annual event and look forward to seeing you there. We are located at 1004 West 120th Street (& Vermont) in Los Angeles. Sister Margie Davis, Senior Usher Board Chairperson, Deacon Willie Kennedy, Deacon Board Chairman, Reverend Charles Long, Pastor Emeritus, Reverend Dr. James A. Jenkins, Sr., Senior Pastor, Sister Kathye Jenkins, Administrative Assistant, Reporting.

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OPTING OUT Bible Background • MARK 10:17-31 Printed Text • MARK 10:17-31 Devotional Reading • PROVERBS 11:1-7 AIM for Change By the end of the lesson, we will: KNOW why the young man was unwilling to sacrifice and submit himself fully to God, REFLECT on our possessions and the need to surrender ourselves to the Lord, and DECIDE not to allow possessions to prevent our total surrender to God. Keep in Mind: "Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me" (Mark 10:21). Focal verses: KJV Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? 18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. 19 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. 20 And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. 21 Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to IN FOCUS Even though the high school years are one of the most memorable times in a person's life, teenagers are probably the most impressionable during this time. Peer pressure, changing fads, and parents' words not meaning as much as they once did seem to be the order of the day. Many teens really struggle with finding themselves. We all want to be accepted and fit in; sometimes we are willing to do almost anything to make that happen. Angela, growing up an only child, always wanted to be popular. Her looks didn't match the world's standards. She was dark skinned, with long thick hair, thick glasses, and a body that was developing very slowly. She was also considered the teacher's pet, another strike against her among her peers. Despite the odds against her, popularity was still an ongoing desire. At school, she constantly struggled with wanting to fit in. At church, she seemed to find her place. The school kids tried to pull her to do things they were involved in, assuring her popularity. One of the activities that they were committed to was skating on Wednesday nights. However, the church kids went to Mission and Bible class on Wednesday nights. Sometimes, Angela was torn between desiring to be popular, hanging out with the school crowd, and really wanting to follow Jesus and go to church. It seemed easier to just go skating than to endure the taunts and teasing at school on Thursdays for not having shown up. However, she knew when she went skating and didn't go to church she wasn't being obedient to God. Why did things have to be so hard? The tug of war inside her felt bad and kind of weird, too, as she tried to decide what mattered most: giving up what her friends at school wanted her to do, for what God wanted her to do. God wants us to forsake all others and follow Him. As in today's lesson, Jesus told His disciples, no one who has left home, or brothers or sisters, or mother or father or children or fields for Him and the Gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age and in the age to come, eternal life. The People, Places, and Times A "needle's eye" is thought by some to be the small gate for pedestrians situated in or by the large city gate through which a camel, by kneeling and with great difficulty, could pass. More accurately, it is thought to be an actual needle. At any rate, Jesus meant an "impossible" thing (Mark 10:27). Then, He modified it by saying that the impossible for men is possible for God. Background For a man of wealth to bow before a teacher indicated tremendous respect. We know that in many ancient religious traditions, such as those practiced by Jews and Greeks, at least some disciples asked their teachers questions like the one this rich man asks Jesus. To "inherit eternal life" meant to share in the life of the coming world, the life of the kingdom of God (v. 17). Without denying that He Himself is good, Jesus reminds the man of the standard Jewish conception of God's goodness. If only God is good, the man will have to admit he has broken some commandment, but the commandments Jesus had listed were kept by most well-raised, educated Jewish people. Judaism stressed charity heavily (Exodus 22:25; 23:6; 35:521; Leviticus 27:33), but Jewish teachers did not normally require a prospective disciple to divest himself entirely of funds, as Jesus does in Mark 10:21. Several teachers, especially some radical Greek teachers, made such demands on rich students to see if they would value true teaching above their wealth; a few rich persons gave up their goods, but most disappointed such teachers. A wealthy person could relinquish wealth only by God's grace (vv. 26-27). Most of Jesus' disciples had not been poor (being fishermen and tax gatherers) but had abandoned their economic positions to follow Him. Their reward would be found as believers in sharing possessions, as a family in this world, and in receiving the life of the kingdom of God in the world to come. Most Jewish people understood that Judgment Day would turn things upside down; those who appear great in this world will be nothing in the next, and those who were nothing in this world will be great in the next. Jewish people applied this principle to the exaltation of Israel over the other nations. The oppressed were righteous over their wicked oppressors, but Jesus applies the notion also to individual rank and status. IN DEPTH 1. Jesus Explains: Eternal Life and His Kingdom (Mark 10:17-22) When he ran to Jesus recognizing Him as the "Good Master" or the "Good Teacher" (v. 17), the man was excited. He knew who Jesus was and wanted to know what he could do to inherit eternal life. Jesus also knew him and recognized the commandments this man knew. He told the man specifically. This man agreed with Jesus and added

OCTOBER 25-- BIBLE STUDY GUIDE 21 the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. 22 And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. 23 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. 26 And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? 27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. 28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first. that he had observed these commandments all the way back to his youth. However, Jesus knew that there was something the man was holding on to that stood between the man and his Saviour. He knew that this young man had not surrendered everything unto God. So Jesus told him to sell everything he had and give it to the poor (v. 21). Once the man was obedient and did what Jesus asked, he would have treasure in heaven. This was only the beginning of what Jesus wanted from this man. He wanted the man to come, take up the Cross and then follow Him. This is what Jesus wants from all of His disciples. He is appealing, really, to all those who believe. Jesus is calling. Fanny J. Crosby, the famous songwriter says, "Jesus is waiting, O come to Him now. Waiting today, waiting today; Come with thy sins, at His feet lowly bow. Come and no longer delay. Can't you hear Jesus calling today, calling for obedience, calling for total surrender, calling, calling, and calling" (The New National Baptist Hymnal, 21st Century Edition, 171). Hearing what Jesus said, this man was saddened. He went away grieving because he realized he had great possessions which he didn't want to relinquish. The reality of what Jesus said was very hard to handle. Knowing it was true and how much he would have to give up made him very sad. In other words, this man's possessions meant more to him than Jesus did. This would mean that he would have to put Jesus first before any other person or thing. The man was not willing to do that, so he walked away sad. Jesus already knew this would be his response. Jesus didn't try to reason with the rich man or compromise his decision. He doesn't force us to follow Him; He wants us to do it willingly. 2. Jesus Explains: It Will Be Hard for the Rich (vv. 23-27) Using every opportunity to teach, Jesus looked around at His disciples and explained to them how hard it is for a wealthy person to enter the kingdom of God. The disciples were amazed. Jesus repeated Himself, adding an analogy: "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God" (v. 25). This example, easy to picture, also illuminated the great tension between the commitments of the wealthy and the kingdom of God. The disciples heard Jesus say this and were even more amazed. They began to ask each other: "Who then can be saved?" Jesus looked at them and explained further that without God, salvation is impossible but with God all things are possible. This gave the disciples hope. They no longer had to focus on themselves and how they would fail at what seemed to be such a difficult task. They were able to see the power of God and what He could do for them. They realized that in and of themselves they would fail, but with God all things are always possible. 3. Jesus Explains: What It Means to Give Up All (vv. 28-31) Being very outspoken, Peter said to Jesus, "We have left everything to follow you" (v. 28). Jesus responded by assuring him and the other disciples that anyone who has left everything will receive a hundred times as much in this present age, including persecutions, and in the age to come, eternal life. Jesus did not fail to tell them that persecutions would come along with the reward. We don't always want to consider the travails that come with following Jesus, but this isn't something we should overlook. Jesus suffered persecution, and we are no greater than our Master. Forsaking all others and everything else, including worldly possessions, involves difficult challenges. Jesus also talked about the "hundredfold" they would receive (v. 30). This isn't necessarily speaking of specific houses, brothers, or sisters, but probably something equal to these. To make up for the losses, Jesus will give back much more than what was lost. Jesus went further; there is greater in store for the time to come: "You shall have eternal life." This is far greater than the hundredfold, greater than a thousand-fold for all the loss they suffered. Then Jesus goes even further and says, "But many that are first will be last; and the last first" (v. 31). In essence, He was saying that those who were considered to be high on the scale of economic, social, or cultural status will be considered last or low on the scale in the time to come. God's kingdom—eternal life— isn't about a person's earthly material possessions; it is about where his or her heart is. MORE LIGHT ON TEXT Mark 10:17-31 17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? We are not told the young man's name, but his purpose in coming to Jesus is clear. He wants to know what to do to inherit eternal life. The word "inherit" in the Greek (kleronomeo, klay-ron-om-EHo), means "to receive an assigned or allotted portion as one's own or as a possession; to partake of, to obtain." His question is eschatological and focuses on doctrine regard-

ing Judgment Day. "Eternal" in the Greek (aionios, ahee-O-nee-os) means "without beginning; without end, everlasting." As we will learn later, his financial situation is quite secure, but he is uncertain about his eternal state. He comes to Jesus expressing what many commentators see as genuine respect for Jesus. He falls to his knees and addresses Jesus as the "Good Master." Yet his question reveals a problem with his theology. His phrase, "what must I do" (NIV, emphasis added), indicates that the man believes it is within his power to earn his way into the kingdom of God, something that Jesus' previous statement in 10:15 denies. 18. And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God. Jesus' response, though probably not intending to douse the young man's enthusiasm, challenges his ideas about goodness. The word "good" in the Greek (agathos, ag-ath-OS) means "excellent, distinguished; upright, honorable." William Lane writes, "The inquirer's idea of goodness was defined by human achievement…. Jesus' answer forces him to recognize that his only hope is utter reliance upon God, who alone can bestow eternal life" (Lane, 365). Jesus, of course, was not saying the young man was bad, only challenging his idea of goodness. The young man did not know that Jesus was God, and therefore he was centering his ideas about goodness not on God but on human achievement. 19. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother. 20. And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these have I observed from my youth. The word "knowest" in the Greek (eido, oida, I-do) means "to understand, perceive of any fact." Jesus pointed the young man to what he knew or understood—the Law of God, the revealed will of God as expressed in the Ten Commandments. Note that the second half of the Decalogue is quoted here, emphasizing that our response to our neighbors and loved ones demonstrates our reverence for God. Believers are warned against giving false testimony, and told not to "defraud" (Gk. pleonekteo, pleh-on-ek-TEK-o), meaning not to cheat others, or take advantage of them or their property rights. These commandments, especially, would seem pertinent for Jesus to stress to this young rich man. If the young man could keep the commandments of God, he would live. This is what any rabbi of the day would have told him. Obedience to the Law of God would mean eternal life. The man's response indicated how superficial his understanding of God's law really was. The word "observed" in the Greek (phulasso, foo-LAS-so) means "on guard from being lost or perishing." In other words, the young man told Jesus that he vigilantly kept all the commandments from his childhood. But had he really? Maybe on the surface this had been true, but one could imagine that on some level this young man had been guilty of disobeying some of the deeper implications of the Law as Jesus spelled out in His Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5). Nevertheless, the young man was self-assured of his obedience to the Law, which Jesus would lovingly uncover as superficial when He challenged the man to a deeper level of obedience. 21. Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest: go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow me. That Jesus cared for this young man's best interests is evident in the first part of this verse which notes that Jesus looked on this young man with love. The word "beholding" in the Greek (emblepo, em-BLEPo) means "to look at with the mind, to consider." Jesus really wanted to help this young man to understand clearly what obtaining eternal life entailed. He responds by calling the man to the one thing that he lacks, a single-minded devotion to God. What the young man has not done yet is to surrender himself to God, to cast himself fully upon God in child-like dependence. Jesus calls him to discipleship. He calls him to surrender himself to God and follow Jesus. For the young man, it meant giving all he had to the poor, not as a means of getting in, but as an expression that his surrender was full and true. The point here is not to suggest that everyone must sell their goods and give the proceeds to the poor in order to become Christians. Rather, our commitment involves surrendering ourselves to God in childlike dependence on Him and following Him. 22. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. The man's response is tragic. He chose his great wealth over the eternal life that he had been so anxious at first to obtain. For him, the cost was too great and so he opted out. Therefore, he went away grieved (Gk. lupeo, oo-PEH-o), which means "deep mental or emotional suffering; painful, sharp regret." In other words, he went away sad because material riches were more important to him than the wealth of eternal life. 23. And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! The man's response gave Jesus an opportunity to speak to his followers about trust in riches and the kingdom of God. The word "kingdom" (Gk. basileia, bas-il-I-ah) means "the royal power of Jesus as the triumphant Messiah." His kingdom will reign forever and ever. It is clear from the text that Jesus saw riches as a problem for His followers. Jesus knew that many like this rich man put their trust in their material wealth and therefore found it difficult, if not impossible, to surrender themselves fully to God. Riches weren't evil in and of themselves, but Jesus knew that people were prone to put their trust in their possessions. William Lane writes, "The peculiar danger confronting the rich, however, lies in the false sense of security which wealth creates and the temptation to trust in material resources and personal power when what is demanded by the Law and the gospel is a whole-hearted reliance upon God" (Lane, 369). 24. And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! The disciples' amazement is not surprising considering the prevailing teachings of the day. James Brooks writes, "The dominant Jewish view was that riches were an indication of divine favor and a reward for piety (Job 1:10; 42:10; Psalm 128:1-2; Isaiah 3:10)" (Brooks, 163). If this is the case, then the disciples would certainly be surprised by Jesus' teaching, which He reiterates at the end of Mark 10:24. 25. It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. Of course, many would like to make Jesus' words here a little easier to swallow by suggesting that "the eye of a needle" merely referred to a small gate in Jerusalem which camels could go through only with

great difficulty. This would imply that joining the kingdom of God was difficult but not impossible. However, William Lane writes, "The reference to the camel and the needle are to be taken literally, for the disciples' reaction in verse 26 stems from a statement of real impossibility" (Lane, 369). 26. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? The word "astonished" (Gk. ekplesso, ek-PLACEso) means "they were struck with amazement." The disciples' response clearly suggests that they have misunderstood Jesus' statement. If not even the rich can enter the kingdom, then who can? The disciples are evidently baffled and need clarification. 27. And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Jesus' point is this: salvation is not a matter of human achievement. A person cannot enter God's kingdom via human achievements. No! The Gospel that Jesus preached declared that salvation is a work of God. Only God can provide salvation; only He can open the way to eternal life. This is why the call to wholehearted surrender to God is given. Only trust in His power alone to save will grant us entrance into His kingdom. 28. Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30. But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31. But many that are first shall be last; and the last first. Peter understood the invitation Jesus gave to the rich man and noted that he and the others had done what the rich man had not ("we have left all," v. 28). Peter's question though seemingly problematic since it focuses on rewards, is not rebuked but answered. Yes, Jesus tells him and the other disciples, there is reward for those who surrender themselves in full reliance upon God. And, as Jesus emphasizes with a summary of the radical call to surrender that the kingdom requires, a surrender to God shows itself in our willingness to be last, to be servants. Search the Scriptures 1. What are the benefits of leaving house, brothers, sisters, father, mother, wife, children, or lands for Jesus (Mark 10:29-30)? 2. What is accompanied with receiving the "hundredfold" for leaving houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, or lands for Jesus (vv. 30-31)? Discuss the Meaning 1. Why did Jesus question the rich man for calling Him "good" and saying there is none good but one (that is, God) when Jesus is God? 2. As Jesus taught the disciples, He referred to them as "children" (v. 24). What do you think Jesus was saying by calling them children? Lesson in Our Society We accept or deny people based on what they look like or what they have. If a person appears to have wealth, she or he is accepted. If a person has the "right" kind of job and lives in the "perfect" neighborhood, he or she is accepted. If a person has a last name that connects the person with the status quo, he or she is accepted. As a society, sadly, this is how we judge each other. Jesus has a different perspective. He understands and knows the heart. We may pretend to be concerned with the poor or even pretend to have a relationship with Christ. God truly knows if we are sincere or not. In the case of the rich man, Jesus knew he would walk away sad. He didn't try to force him to reconsider or try to bargain with him. God knows whether we are real. It isn't based on what we wear, who we are with, what we do for a living; Jesus knows the true commitment of our hearts, and that is how He judges us.. Make It Happen Examine your motives for the things you are doing. Are you doing them to be seen or receive approval, or are you doing them because this is what God wants from you? Have you forsaken all to follow Christ? If you are holding on to something or someone, pray and ask God to help you forsake all this for Him because you want to please Him. As you examine yourself, pray and ask God to help others to forsake all for Him as well..

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Hallelujah Saints! The 3 rd Annual Appreciation Services continue for Pastor Harold Peace, Jr. on Sunday, October 18. This year’s theme is “Our Pastor, A Man Empowered, Equipped & Enlightened by God”, Ephesians 6:19-21. The Word of Faith Christian Fellowship Church cordially invites you to celebrate with us on this special day as we show our Pastor how much we love and appreciate him. On October 18 at the 11:30 am Worship Service, we will hear

You are encouraged to invite family and friends and taste and see how good the Lord is as we praise Jesus Christ for this Appreciation Service for our Pastor, Harold Peace, Jr. Word of Faith Christian Fellowship Church is located at 2640 Santa Fe Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90810 (currently holding Sunday Services at Philadelphia Seventh-Day Adventist Church). For more information, contact Word of Faith Christian Fellowship Church at (562) 218-0101. CoChairs, Ta Launa BeverlySimmons & Danielle Clifton. Debbie Freeman reporting.

Greater True Light & New Mt. Tabernacle Reunion On Sunday, November 22, 2009, we will be having a reunion with all former members of Greater True Light and New Mt. Tabernacle. We are looking forward to uniting together as Children of the most high God. Praising and worshiping His name together one more time. If you previously attended either of these churches under the leadership of Dr. E. Wayne

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and Liberating Sisters). She equips leaders to effectively minister to women and teen girls who desire greater intimacy with Christ and sisterhood relationships. Making disciples and counseling women and teen girls are her greatest passion. She desires to see all women spiritually and emotionally whole while interlacing the importance of women’s physical health into PETALS to promote this wellbalanced life. She oversees various women’s ministries at FCBC and is called upon to minister to women around the country. Monique is married to Andre Robinson and they reside in Inglewood, CA. They have two daughters, Sheena and Andrea. The theme is: “Casting all your cares upon Him for He careth for you. I Peter 5: 5, 6, & 7. All of this will take place at Messiah M B Church, 4500 West Adams Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90016. Sister Deborah Omotosho, Chairperson, Sis Lillie Faye Pierre, CoChairperson, Rev. Perry J. Jones Senior Pastor, Sister Maureen E. Malone, Reporting

A man was converted some years ago, and he was brimful of praise. He was living in the light all the time. He used to preface everything he said in the meeting with "Praise God!" One night he came to the meeting with his finger all bound up. He had cut it, and cut it badly, too. Well, I wondered how he would praise God for this; but he got up and said—"I have cut my finger; but, praise God, I didn't cut it off!" If things go against you, just remember they might be a good deal worse.

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Shigg will be in session on Saturday Oct.24th starting at 10 A.M., here at 6501 Crenshaw Blvd. in Hardy Hall. Pastors, this is an invitation to you to send those members of congregation that serve in positions of leadership. The title: What Do reall Leaders Look Like. This is a session designed to prepare God’s people to be and to become better leaders. “Our people perish for the lack of knowledge.” Come and be apart of this great training session. For registration information please contact Rev. Dwayne E. Shigg at dshigg@sbcglobal.net . As always, we here at “The Lift”, take

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Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who is STILL the King of Kings, and the Lord of Lords! We are so excited to still be in the land of the living and busy with KINGDOM BUILDING!! My Godsister Sis. Sonia L. Randall Thomas, who went home to be with the Lord exactly one year ago, (miss you Sonia) and!may her soul rest in peace, use to ring this song out with all of her heart at Greater New Unity, “And it’s Another Day’s Journey, and I am Glad”! Are you glad about another day’s journey, another expression of God’s love, another chance? We are, and we are really glad about the great time of worship that we had on Sunday as the Youth of Greater New Unity allowed God to use them in a mighty way. The Youth led us in devotion and songs of praises, directed by our very own First Lady, Sis. Tiffany Allison who is doing an outstanding job!! Youth Director Sis. Arlene Andrews recognized a multitude of youth in public for their efforts in church, and at school, and of course, we had a powerful Holy Ghost annointed word coming from our Pastor, Rev. Allison! To God be the glory for the marvelous things that He has done!! Today , Sunday, October 18, the Men and Women of Greater New Unity will be celebrating their Annual Day! The

Women, regally dressed in Purple and Silver are in charge at the 10:45 Worship hour. The theme for the Men and Women is “Men and Women of today, working with a Heart like Jesus, and it is taken from 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3. Special Guest Worship Leader will Sis. Brenda Moore from the 2nd Mt. Olive B.C, Pastor Heath. Guest Speaker for the hour is Evangelist Franchesca White, member of Holy Mt. Calvary B.C. Her Pastor is Rev. Lonnie White. She is Director of Youth and the IVOC Choir; she is a drummer, and she is an anointed and powerful young woman of God who will rightly divide the word of truth! Chairperson of the Women’s Ministry is Sis. J. Stallworth and the Vice Chair is Sis. Debora Johnson. The Men will carry the baton at 3:30 pm, and their very special guests will be our long-time friends and sister church, the great St. Reed Baptist Church and Pastor C. Jones, who will have to travel an entire 20 blocks south just to be with us! That’s what friends are for!! Pastor Jones, who is the 1st Vice Moderator of the great Providence District Baptist Association, will be delivering the Gospel message for this auspicious occasion, and we know that he can really “bring it”, by the aid of the Holy Ghost!! The Men’s Ministry is directed by Bro. James Rhodes, who is doing his best! Congratulations to the Men, and

PASTOR C. JONES ST. REED BAPTIST CHURCH

specifically Bro. Randy Allison Sr, for putting together a wonderful STYLE AND DEBONAIR Fashion Show revue several weeks ago. You worked really hard, and you are greatly appreciated! What would we EVER do without our “BIG RANDY”? Every church should have one-thank God for you, my big brother!! Greater New Unity is a Forward Church, Serving a Forward God! We are still located at 9719 S. Avalon Blvd in the beautiful city of South Central Los Angeles, where the power lines of the city meet the power of God; where everybody is somebody and CHRIST is the center of all! We continue to hold up the sick, the shut in, bereaved, incarcerated, and thosed who just simply say “pray for me” to the Lord our God in prayer. We hold up President Obama and his family, and the men and women of our armed forces who have put themselves in harm’s way in the defense of our country, in prayer. God loves you, and we love you and there is NOTHING that you can do about it!! Courageously and lovingly serving as our Pastor is Rev. Randy Allison Jr, and reporting is yours truly, Sis. Arlene Andrews. Until next week, don’t forget to keep RAISING THE PRAISE!!

REV. E WINFORD BELL LAUNCHES The Silver Lining of Hope Crusade BEHIND EVERY BLACK CLOUD OF CRIME, THERE IS A SILVER LINING OF HOPE THROUGH PRAYER. II Chronicles 7:14

Rev. E. Winford Bell, Sr. Pastor of Mt. Olive Second Baptist Church, located in the heart of Watts, CA has launched the Silver Lining of Hope Crusade which focuses on men and women of all faiths to spiritually and intelligently bring awareness to violence and crime in the community. The wave of violence & crime continues to plague the lives of all people, especially children, youth, and young adults in Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. This Crusade was birth in March, 2009 after his son was a victim of a drive-by shooting in

the front of their home, shot 9 times experiencing a minor injury to his hand. Rev. Bell’s son was not affiliated with any gang/violent behavior, yet the Lord’s hand protected his life. Immediately, Rev. Bell as a Sr. Pastor of a church which is directly located in a poverty and high crime designated area in Los Angeles, hearken to the leading of God to begin this crusade which is founded on men and women of all faiths, coming out of their pulpits and churches, into the community and addressing this critical issue which is literally taking the lives of so many. To date, over 45 pastors and their churches have joined this crusade to address the violence and crime (head on), and to ultimately save the lives of children, youth, and their families. Since the birthing of this crusade, numerous crimes/deaths associated

with these churches, families and communities have been reported. The entire community is welcome to attend the following meetings which are located at the Inglewood Police Community Center @ 6:00pm, 2901 W. Manchester Avenue (7th Avenue and Manchester). The remaining meetings for 2009 are as follows: October 23, 2009, November 6, 2009, December 4, 2009, last meeting held on December 9, 2009 @ 7:00pm, Pilgrim Baptist Church, 950 E. 45th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90011. On November 14, 2009 from 10:00am-1:00pm the official Ribbon of Awareness Street Day will take place at 4 major intersections in South Los Angeles and Inglewood. For more information, you may call (213) 840-7175 or email: silverliningofhope@yahoo.com.

New Providence Baptist Church Welcomes All Fraternities and Sororities All Fraternities and Sororities are invited to come and worship at New Providence Family and Friends Day observance. On Sunday, October 18th, 2009 at 10:45 a.m. the New Providence Baptist Church of Los Angeles, would like to take this opportunity to invite all Fraternities (Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi,

Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, and Beta Phi Pi) and Sororities (Alpha Kappa alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phil Beta, Sigma Phi Rho, and Zeta Delta Phi) to come and worship at our annual family and Friends Day observance. It is noted, that each Fraternity and

Sorority has shown the love and service that friends and family can give to those who are in need.

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*APPRECIATION SERVICES ** CHURCH NEWS ** ANNUAL DAYS** REVIVALS** MEMORIALS** COLUMNIST* Happenings at First Sweethome B.C. We are thanking God for a successful 61st Church Anniversary Service on last Sunday. A special thank you to all our guest s that came out to help us celebrate. We appreciate you taking time out your busy schedule to come and fellowship with us. October promises to be a busy month for us. Please feel free to join us on one of our outings this month; October 4 @ 3:30pmouting to Holy Temple; October 11 @ 3:30pm - Outing to Three Oaks; October 18 @ 3:30pm Outing to Jericho; October 25 @ 3:30pm - Outing to Mt. Hebron.

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TRUE FRIENDSHIP M.B.C CELEBRATES 58TH YEAR

PASTOR JAMES A. PERKINS

True Friendship M.B.C. will celebrate it’s 58 th year Anniversary beginning Friday, October 23, 2009 at 7 p.m. Guest for the evening will be the Rev. George Thomas and Holy chapel M.B.C. Three celebration services will be held on Sunday, October 25, 2009 beginning with the 8 a.m. service. The speaker will be our own, Rev. Wayne Hopkins, Assistant Minister of Music. The Superintendent of the Sunday School, Rev. Lonnie Goodwin

will deliver the 11 a.m. message. Special invited guest for the 3:30 p.m. service will be the Rev. Donald Knighton, Pastor (speaker) and the New Providence M.B.C., of Los Angeles and Rev. Marvin Dean, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Victorville, California. Concluding the service will be the Annual State Rally with Captains as follows: ARKANSAS, Carolyn Lewis; ALABAMA, James and Susie Dixon; LOUISIANA, Shelida Wallace, Vera Phillips & Marjorie Williams; NEW YORK, Rev. Frank Warren & Eric Strickland; TEXAS, Calvin and Ross Dunn, Willie Lincoln and Dee Lincoln; MISSISSIPPI, Edna Boyd and Martha Sumner; CALIFORNIA, Ashley Armstrong, Cordier Harrell, Ina Williams, Cordelia Thomas and Rebecca Weston. Great Worship, singing and Praise for all services. Don’t miss these most momentous services, come and be blessed. We are located at 7901 South Van Ness Blvd, Inglewood, California. Rev. James A. Perkins, Pastor.

ROCK OF FAITH M.B.C. “Weekend Of Praise TakeOver”

We’re Back Again!!! Disciples of Christ Youth Ministry presents our Third Annual “W.O.P” (Weekend of Praise). A weekend filled with worship and praise unto our God. This year’s theme is “ Victory is in Your Praise “ 2 Chronicles 20:21; “And when he had consulted with the people, he appointed those who should sing to the LORD, and who should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before the army and were saying: “Praise

the LORD, for His mercy endures forever.” This service will kick-off on Saturday, October 17, 2009, at 5:00 p.m., with a musical extravaganza featuring special guests from Magnolia M.B.C Youth Ministry (Pastor James Blackmon), Ebenezer B.C (Pastor Kenneth E. Little), SonShine Bible Community Church (Dr. Leroy Shepard), and many more. We will conclude this celebration on Sunday, October 18, 2009, with a worship concert featuring the “Disciples of Christ Youth Choir”, at 3:30 p.m. This is a Holy Ghost encounter that you don’t want to miss! Rock of Faith Missionary Baptist Church (rockoffaithch@sbcglobal.net or (323)296.5840) located at the corner of 5151 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90037. Youth Leaders are Urdoshia Heads and Felicia Walton; under the leadership of Reverend William George Davis, Jr., Pastor. Bring a friend and Bring Your Praise!

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FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY AT PROVIDENCE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Praise God from whom all blessings flow! The New Providence Church family, will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sunday, October 18, 2009 at 3:30 p.m.. The theme for this occasion is: “He Who Loves His Brother Abides In Light”; 1 John 2:10. Our guest churches for the afternoon worship service are The Truth of God Missionary Baptist Church; Pastor Harrison Greenwood and St. John Missionary Baptist Church of Long Beach; Pastor Michael C. Brown. Pastor Greenwood will be our afternoon speaker. Pastor Donald A. Knighton, Sr. and the members of New Providence, request your prayers and your presence. New Providence Missionary Baptist Church is located at 10200 South Normandie Avenue, in Los Angeles.

ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP’S NUGGETS FOR THE SOUL

“Don’t Ignore the Signs” Daddy-God communicates daily with His children! He sends us encouraging words, answers to questions and signs that He is well pleased with us. Along our Christian walk, we wonder if we are ministering exactly where and doing what He wants us to do. We wonder if our work in His great Kingdom is “Spirit-led” or “SelfDriven”. Yes, we even wonder how effective our work is for we don’t want it to be in vain. Ministering is not position-related; but a mandate for all Christians. We see persons who are powerfully used in the Kingdom and say wow if only we could be as effective as they! But, we are just as powerful and effective! If we “Don’t Ignore the Signs” which are the witnesses which Daddy-God sends our way, they will truly encourage and affirm our hearts. “You blessed me”, “God spoke to me through you”, “I thank God for your ministry”, “Your word or song was right on time and just what I needed”, “We need your fellowship”. Instead of receiving those words, we reject them and tell persons to give the glory to God. Yes, all glory definitely goes to God and persons whom He uses should definitely direct the glory to Him!! But also,

Daddy-God knows that we are seeking to please and serve Him! Therefore He sends encouragement along our way. This is why He shares those times of word-blessings with us; for there are so many other times God uses us to minister and bless others that we don’t hear or know about. Therefore, we must learn to receive the signs of affirmation and appreciation which Daddy-God sends to encourage our hearts. We must learn to say praise the Lord during those times. Also in the same breath, we must celebrate with them how good and loving Daddy-God was to share with us His children; our blessing of being the one He used and them being the one who received the blessing. Celebrate with the Spirit of God as He celebrates us through the signs! Stop, look and listen to DaddyGod’s affirmations assuring us to continue doing what we are doing. Remember that whatever we do to enrich, encourage and bless other people’s lives is ministry. DaddyGod wants us to serve Him for the rest of our lives; so He gives us signs along the way to let us know we are on the right track. “Don’t Ignore the Signs” but praise DaddyGod every time He sends a sign of encouragement! Purpose to sow

GREATER EBENEZER M.B.C. HOST “2009 WOMEN’S CONFERENCE” The weekend of October 23, 24, 25, 2009 has been set aside for the sisterhood of Greater Ebenezer and community sisters to come together in a dynamic setting where the Word of GOD will be taught and explored. Prayer and Praise will be extolled, and the women will be the better for their coming together in this Spiritual gathering for the purpose of understanding and reinforcement of the chosen theme “CHRISTIAN WOMEN SENT FOR GOD’S PURPOSE.” Scripture references: Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 12:2. The conference has been designed to urge women of all ages and every walk of life that the best life is still in Christ Jesus. The Workshops for Friday night and Saturday

morning will cover topics that challenges and confront women on a daily basis, single parenting, relationships in the home, on the job, balancing career/home/and spiritual involvement. The Facilitators are women from the church who are well qualified and endowed with wisdom and understanding of the Word of God and able to make His Word alive and a reality to today’s women. Conference schedule: Friday, October 23rd: 6:15pm-9:00pm, Registration and General Assembly Speakers, Saturday, October 24 th : 8:00am-11: 40am Workshops, 12:00pm High Noon Wrap-Up with “Hats Off to God’s Leading Ladies Fill My Cup With Spiritual Tea” (note) ladies are invited to wear their largest and most beautiful hat as a “salute to Christian Women.” Sunday, October 25th: 8:00 a.m., Sunday

school and mid-morning services women will be in leadership as theme speakers and teachers. The 100 plus voice Women’s Choir will close out the session at the 4:00 p.m. service in a Musical entitled “Hallelujah Your Worth.” The co-chairpersons, Sisters Cynthia Smith and Deborah Verner both stated that their prayers and purpose for the 2009 Conference is to empower and admonish Christian women regardless of circumstances to be successful in all things take heed to the words recorded in Proverbs 3:5-6. Other team members are: Sisters Rosalyn Barnes, Sonya Barnes, Charlene Carr, Lois Gray, Seminolia LaMar and Deborah Williams. Greater Ebenezer is located at 5300 South Denker Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca. 90062. Sis. Sallye Smith, Reporting, Rev. Solomon L. Drake, Pastor

"YEP" Youth Ministry Program at CMBC

Church, 1155 E. 148 th St., Compton, Ca, 90220, Rev. Alexander Hamilton, Pastor, will present their 1st Annual Youth and Young Adult Gospel Explosion on Sunday, October 18th, 2009, at 3:30 pm. The entire program is being produced by the youth of Community MBC under the leadership of young adult ministry JUSTIN WALKER President, Marísa Simpson. The theme this year will be “The ReThe Y.E.P. Ministry (Youth Birth” John 3:3, in honor of the reExperiencing Praise) of birth of their youth ministry Community Missionary Baptist program, and their dedication to empower the youth and young adults of their Gospel For community. The Glory of Jesus Y.E.P. Ministry will host the Lifting up the Name of Jesus With ---Melvin Slade program with special guest host Justin Walker from KTYM 1460 AM B.E.T.’s hit show Baldwin www.ktym.com Hills. There will be special guest performances by Lil’ The World’s Best Gospel Music Friday 6 to 6:30 p.m. -- Advertise Church Events and Services Christian Schools, Gospel Plays, Concerts.

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Tommy the Clown, Edward Jenkins Jr., The Youth of Faith Choir and many more. The message will be brought by Rev. Darnell Jones Jr. of First Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Darnell Jones Sr. This event will be taped live, with open mic, spoken word, praise dancers, singing, live music, fun, gifts, prizes, and refreshments. A grand prize will be presented to the person with the most guests. The Y.E.P. Ministry prays that you will be able to join them and participate in this blessed event as they lift God’s name on high and give Him all the praise and glory.

DR. TONYA LEWIS

greater ministry of enriching, encouraging and blessing! Know that the Bible means it when it says that whatsoever we sow, that shall we also reap (Galatians 6:7bNLT-You will always reap what you sow!) Upcoming event: 1st Saturday Enrichment Fellowship, Nov. 7, 2009 12-2:00 p.m.Speaker- Ms. Bonita Humphery, U S Bank Community Center, (Slauson and Crenshaw) 5760 S. Crenshaw Blvd., LA, Calif., 90043. For addl info: Dr. Tonya Lewis, onefaith2007@aol.com, One Faith Fellowship, P. O. Box 56641, Los Angeles, Calif. 90056 3 2 3 - 4 8 1 - 6 7 2 4 www.onefaithfellowship.org. Continued From Page 2

Williams Williams. What a blessing it is to have someone care about you in this selfish age? Let’s just say it again, “every week, they go out and check on “Rose_ (as they affectionately call her) to see if she’s alright! Now it would be wrong not to recognize the “Pastor and Members of Mount Horeb” who regularly stay in contact with Mother Rosalie Williams. Whenever someone goes out to visit her, she brings great joy to everyone and let’s the entire staff know that this is “my church family visiting me.” Many of our members, (especially Deacon David and Deaconess Lorraine Cobb, Mother Elizabeth S. Ambrose, and others) go out to see her quite often. When they get back to Mount Horeb, we receive a “positive, uplifting report about Mother Williams”-kind of like Joshua and Caleb. Mother Williams constantly, consistently and prayerfully “thanks God for letting her live so long”. Just the other day she asked her Pastor-:am I really a 100 years old?” The response was “2009 minus 1909 equals 100.” then she smiles, almost laughingly, knowing that she has finally lived to be so marvelously blessed in the Lord. Well, Mother Williams did give her “life to Christ” back in Louisiana more than 90 years ago, and God must have found favor with her” because she has met the promise, live the promise, and it would appear that she just keeps on ticking like an “EverReady Battery” that never seems to run out of energy. On behalf of the Pastor (Dr. A.B. Simon), the Mothers Board President (Mother Ambrose,), and the people of “Mount Horeb” this is our prayer and blessing upon Mother Rosalie Williams: “The Lord bless thee, and Keep thee: The Lord make His face to shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee” and give thee peace (Numbers 6:24-26). Well, it looks like God has done just for our Mother Rosalie Williams. We love YOU-the Mount Horeb Missionary Baptist Church, 1130 West Manchester, Los Angeles,

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*APPRECIATION SERVICES ** CHURCH NEWS ** ANNUAL DAYS** REVIVALS** MEMORIALS** COLUMNIST* Greater New St. Matthew Missionary Baptist Church

Annual Fall Revival “Trustworthy God” Romans 8:35

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Pg. A-8 - Sunday, October 18, 2009 - Raise The Praise Publications

Church Ministry -- Connection

*Compton

*Los Angeles *Los Angeles

COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH

GREATER NEW UNITY BAPTIST CHURCH

NEW ZION CHAPEL FIRST B.C.

1155 East 148th Street, Compton, CA 90220 Phone: (310) 632-7768

9719 S. Avalon Blvd., L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 757-5094; FAX: (323) 757-1080 E-Mail: AAnd320981@aol.com

7919 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003 E-Mail: NewZionChapel@Yahoo.com

Phone - Fax: (323) 752-4838

REV. ALEXANDER HAMILTON PASTOR

REV. E. BOYD ESTERS FOUNDING PASTOR

Sunday School ................................................ 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................................ 7:45 & 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship .............................................. 6:30 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer ....................................................... NOON

GREATER ZION CHURCH FAMILY 2408 N. Wilmington Avenue - Compton, CA 90222 Ph: 310-639-5535 / 310-639-6025

REV. RANDY ALLISON, JR. PASTOR

DR. H.P. RACHAL ORGANIZER 1969 - 2006

Sunday School ........................................................ 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ....................................................10:45 A.M. Children’s Church ................................................. 10:45 A.M. Midweek Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) ........................7:00 P.M.

DR. GHARAH L. DEGEDDINGSEZE, III ORGANIZER Sunday Service ................................................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School .................................................. 10:00 A.M. Wed. Night Bible Hour ........................................... 6:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Sat.) ......................................... 2:00 P.M. REV. JOHN A. EDWARDS II PASTOR/TEACHER

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH

MT. TABOR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 6614 SOUTH WESTERN AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90047

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

Dr. W. Jerome Fisher Senior Pastor

Rev. Michael Fisher Pastor

SERVICE TIMES: Morning Worship (Sun)...Compton High School .... 10:00 A.M. 601 S. Acacia Ave, Compton Ca Evening Worship (Sun)....Main Sanctuary............... 6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) Little Zion Campus 12:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

ZION BAPTIST EVANGELISTIC TEMPLE 600 West Rosecrans Ave. Compton, CA 90222 PHONE: (323) 636-7989

REV. TICEY BROWN PASTOR 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.

2040 W. Jefferson Blvd., - Los Angeles, CA 90018 Phone: (323) 735-0044

REV. ALVIN TUNSTILL, JR., PASTOR Trinity Mini-Bus Pick-Ups ........................................ 8:00 A.M. Church School ....................................................... 9:00 A.M. Broadcast (KJLH) - 102.3) .................................. 9:00 A.M. Worship Service ....................................... 7:30 & 10:30 A.M. Prayer & Sharing (Wed.)........................................ 6:00 A.M. Bible Study/Praise Service (Wed.) .......... 11:30 A.M. & 7 P.M.

MT. ZION MISSIONARY B.C. 1300 EAST 50TH STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90011

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Carson

ACTS BIBLE CHURCH Clarion Hotel and Suites (Temp Loc) Hermosa Room 888 Dominguez Street Carson, California 90746 Phone: (213) 985-5417 info@actsbiblechurch.com REV. CANDACE COLE-KELLY, PASTOR Sunday School ....................... 8:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service ..........9:30 A.M. Wednesday Bible Study........

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Compton

CITIZENS OF ZION B.C. 12930 South Lime Avenue Compton, CA 90221 Phone: (310) 638-0536 DR. B. T. NEWMAN, PASTOR 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.

* Advertise Your Church Ministry * SECOND BENEVOLENT B.C. 2237 E. El Segundo Blvd. Compton, CA 90222 CHURCH: (310) 637-0381 FAX: (310) 637-0837 REV. HARVEY SIMS, JR. Early Morning Worship ...... 8 - 9:00 A.M. Sunday School .......... 9:15 - 10:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study & Prayer (Wed.) ... 6:30 P.M.

PHONE: (323) 235-2103 UNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP DR. KEVIN E. STAFFORD SENIOR PASTOR

Early Morn. (Contemporary) Worship Service (Sun.) 7:45 AM Mid Morning (Traditional) Worship Service (Sun.) 11:00 A.M. Sunday School ...................................................... 9:45 A.M. New Members Class (Sun.) .................................. 9:45 A.M. Tuesday Worship & The Word (TWW) ................. 6:45 P.M. “It’s DUE SEASON at Zion” (Galatians 6:9)

16133 S. Atlantic Ave., Compton, CA 90221 Office: (310) 604-0234 unitychristianfellowship@yahoo.com website: www.unitycf.org OVERSEER JOHNNY R. WITHERS, JR., SENIOR PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday Morning Worship 10:00 A.M. Teaching Empowerment Night (Tuesday) 7:30 P.M.

REV. EDWARD V. HILL II, PASTOR

Consecration ...................................................... 9:45 A.M. Sunday School ..................................................10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 11:45 A.M. Afternoon Worship (1st Sun. only) ...................... 3:30 P.M. Prayer (Wed.) ................................................. 12:00 Noon Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) .................................... 6:30 P.M

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Sunday School ................................. 8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M. Early Worship ........................................................ 8:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................. 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship .................................................... 7:00 P.M. Mid-Week Worship (Wed.) ..................................... 7:00 P.M. Radio Broadcast (Sun.) - KJLH 102.3 FM .......... 10:00 A.M.

For more information or to purchase please call 323-757-3940

“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.

NEW BRIGHTER DAY Missionary Baptist Church 1911 East Alondra Blvd. Compton, CA 90221 PHONE: (310) 639-8448 FAX: (310) 639-1009 E. C. BOWDRY, SR., PASTOR Sunday School (Sun.) ........ 9:00 A.M. Worship Service (Sun.) ..... 11:00 A.M. Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) ... 7:00 P.M. NEW JERICHO CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1830 E. Compton Blvd., Compton, CA 90220 Phone: (310) 762-6911 Fax (310) 763-3839 PASTOR, DR. WENDELL J. DAVIS, SR. Tuesday Night Bible Study .... 7:00 P.M. Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:30 A.M. ‘And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.’ Jas. 3:18

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Los Angeles -

GREATER EMMANUEL M.B.C.

AVENUE CHRISTIAN LOVE B.C.

3727 W. 111th Pl., Inglewood, CA 90303 Phone: (310) 677-9916 REV. HAROLD L. MITCHELL, PASTOR Sunday School ....................... 8:15 A.M. Morning Service ..................... 9:30 A.M. Prayer (Tues.) ......................... 6:30 P.M. Bible Study (Tues.) - 12:P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

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.

PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY Missionary Baptist Church “The place where everybody is somebody and Christ is Lord of all” 3600 West Imperial Hwy. Inglewood, CA 90303 Phone: (323) 751-0502 www.theoneandonlywaymin.org - Website Rev. Herman C. Avery Jr., Pastor/Teacher Sunday School .......................10:00 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 11:30 A.M. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study .......... 7:00 P.M. (7010 S. Denver Ave., L.A.) 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

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Long Beach

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

GOSPEL MEMORIAL C.O.G.I.C. 1480 Atlantic Ave., L.B., CA 90813 Phone: (562) 599-7389 SUPT. 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. Long Beach, CA 90805 Phone: (562) 423-8653 DR. GARON HARDEN, PASTOR Early Morning Worship ......... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School .................... 9:40 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. B.T.U. (Thurs.) ...................... 7:30 P.M. Evening Worship .................. 6:30 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.

* Advertise Your Church Ministry * PEOPLES MISSIONARY B.C. 1150 East 56th Street Long Beach, CA 90805 Phone: (562) 423-3448 ULYSSES S. CUMMINGS, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:00 A.M. Mdwk. Pray./Bible Study (Wed) 7:00 P.M.

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Los Angeles ATHENS BAPTIST CHURCH

1004 W. 120th Street, L.A., CA 90044 Ph: (323) 756-9203 Fax: (323) 756-4551 Email:athensbaptist@att.net PASTOR JAMES A. JENKINS, SR. Rev. Charles Long, Pastor Emeritus Sunday School.........................9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship. .... 11:00 A.M. Tuesday Bible Study.......... ..... 7:15 P.M. Pastor’s Bible Study (Wed) ......6:30 P.M. Morning Bible Study (Thurs)...10:00 A.M.

BIBLE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 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 A.M. Choir Rehearsal ..(Thurs)...... 7:00 P.M.

- Los Angeles

HEAVENLY VISION M.B.C.

FRIENDLYWILL M.B.C.

243 West 85th Street, L.A. Ph: (323) 971-0875 E-Mail: heavenlyvision@gmail.com pastorjrtaylor@gmail.com REV. JAMES R. TAYLOR, B. Th., LEAD PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ...................... 10:45A.M. Fellowship Lucheon.(1st Sun).......1:30 P.M. Communion Worhsip (1st Sun).....3:30 P.M. Pastor’s Prayer/Bible Study (Tues).7:00 P.M. Intercessory Prayer.(Wed)............7:00 P.M. Youth Night (2nd Fri)................. 7:00 P.M. Community Outreach,,,,,,,,,,,,.....10:00 A.M.

1225 E. 68th St., L.A., CA 90001 Ph: (323) 585-7860; Fx. (323) 585-7860 website: www.friendlywill.org REV. CHEZ J. LISTER, SR., PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:00 A.M. Wed. (Church Hour of Prayer) . 6:00 P.M. Wed. (Bible Study) ................. 7:00 P.M. Church Office .... 10 A.M. - 2P.M. (M.- F.)

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. Cable TV-27 S.L.A. 1st & 2nd Sun. 6:P.M. Cable TV-24 Ingwd. 1st & 2nd Sun. 6:P.M. Radio KTYM-1460 AM ( Fri.).. 8:30 P.M.

HOLY TEMPLE COMMUNITY CHURCH

GOOD NEWS MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

10121 S. Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044 Phone: (310) 678-0730 E-Mail: ccoa1@verizon.net BISHOP C.C. COATNEY, PASTOR Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Worship Service ............... 11:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ............... 7:00 P.M.

2400 W. Vernon Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90008 Phone: (323) 292-3589 RALPH E. BUTLER, PASTOR Sunday School .................. 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ......... 7:00 P.M.

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH 7401 S. Normandie Ave. L.A., CA 90044 Phone: (323) 752-3768 REV. VINCENT WASHINGTON PASTOR Sunday School ....................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 11:00 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............. 7:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) .................. 7:30 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Thurs.) ........ 7:00 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 ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:30 A.M. Mission Mtg. (Wed.) ........... 12:00 Noon Bible Study/Prayer Mtg. (Wed) 7:00 P.M.

HOLY ROCK MISSIONARY B.C. PHOTO NEEDS SCANNING

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

DO RIGHT CHRISTIAN CHURCH 9815 S. Vermont Ave., L.A., CA 90044 Ph: (323) 755-1053; Fx: (323) 755-1123 E-MAIL: drcchurch@att.net REV. LONNIE McNAMEE, PASTOR Sun. 9 a.m. ................ Sunday School Sun. 10 a.m. ................. Worship Service Mon. 6 p.m. ...................... Prayer Service Mon. 7 p.m. ........................... Bible Study Fri. 12 Noon ..................... Prayer Service

GREATER HOLY ST. JOHN M.B.C.

ISRAEL MISSIONARY B.C.

5536 Morgan Ave., L.A., CA 90011 Phone: (323) 581-8488 ELDER JERRY L. SORRELLS, SR., PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 11:00 A.M. B.T.U. (Sun.) ........................... 6:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer/Bible (Wed.) ..... 7:30 P.M.

4501 South Compton Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 Phone: (323) 233-3295 REV. RODNEY HOWARD, PASTOR Sunday School ................... 8:45 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship ................. 5:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) .......... 7:00 P.M.

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH 4901 S. Avalon Blvd., L.A., CA 90011 Phone: (323) 232-0398 Fax: (323) 232-7183 E-mail: 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. Nightly Service (2nd & 4th Sun..) 7:PM Mdwk. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) 7:PM

FAITHFUL SERVICE M.B.C. 1416 W. 37th Dr. - L.A., CA 90018 Ph: (323) 735-7162; Fx. (323) 735-9068 REV. D. L. GOREE, PASTOR Early Morning Service ........... 7:30 A.M. Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 11:00 A.M. “Holy Communion (1st Sun.) Mdwk. Pray./Bible Study (Wed.) 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Thurs.) ....... 7:00 P.M. Youth Meeting (Sat.) ............ 11:00 A.M. FAITH IN GOD BAPTIST CHURCH 315 West Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90003 PHONE: (323) 751-2305 E-mail: figbaptist@sbcglobal.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.

GREATER HOPEWELL FULL GOSPEL B.C. Worship Location

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.

4816 S. Western Ave, Los Angeles 90062 Phone: (323) 778-9355 Email: Pastorpitchford@greaterhopewell.org www.greaterhopewell.org KENNETH PITCHFORD, PASTOR Sunday Worship ..................... 7:45 A.M. 1st Sunday Night Communion....7:30 P.M. Thursday Prayer ...................... 5:30 P.M. Thursday Church Shcool........ 6:300 P.M.

GREATER MT. CARMEL M.B.C. 6001 S. Hoover St., L.A., CA 90044 Phone: (323) 752-7450 REV. LARRY D. RELIFORD PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.)............ 7:00 P.M. Broadcast .................. 5:30-6:13 P.M. (Sundays - KTYM-1460 AM)

LOVE LIFTED ME M.B.C. NEED PHOTO TO BE PLACE HERE

MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH

GREATER MT. HERMON M.B.C.

1751 East 114th Street, L.A. Ca PHONE: (323) 569-9561 ROBERT L. MASON, PASTOR Early Morning Worship....... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ................. 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship................11:00 A.M. Bible Study...(Tue).. 11:00 A.M.& 7 P.M. Website: www.wordonnet.com Email: Macedonia.baptist114@gmail.com

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.

FIRST BETHANY M.B.C. 507 W. 49th Pl., L.A., 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.) ........... 7:00 P.M.

6501 Crenshaw Blvd - L.A., CA 90043 Ph: (323) 778-5438 Fax:(323) 778-0574 PASTOR 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.

McCOY MEMORIAL B.C.

GREATER MT. OLIVE B.C.

802 E. 46th St., Los Angeles, CA 90011 Ph: (323) 231-4271 Fax: (323) 231-0536 Web:www.mccoymbc.com Email: mbapti6182@aol.com REV. R. A. WILLIAMS, JR., PH.D. (PASTOR) Sunday School ...... 8:00 until 8:45 A.M. Morning Worship Service ....... 9:00 A.M. Mdwk Bible Study (Tues)........7:00 P.M.

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.

FIRST SWEET HOME B.C. 8800 S. Bandera St., L.A., CA 90002 Phone: (323) 583-5990 E-MAIL: Almost50@sprint.blackberry.net REV. RENANDEZ GRIM, PASTOR SUNDAY: 9:30 A.M. ....... Sunday School 10:45 A.M. .... Morning Service MONDAY: 6:00 P.M. - Intercessory Prayer 6:30 P.M. .............. Bible Study FRIDAY: 6:30 P.M. ....... YYA Bible Study

FIRST ZION TRAVELERS Missionary Baptist Church 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.

FREEWILL MISSIONARY B.C. 8323 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90003 Ph: (323) 778-2783 Fx. (323) 778-1326 E-mail: smcglover@hotmail.com STEPHEN GLOVER, PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9.00 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:30 A.M. Bible Study/Pray ......(Wed)....... 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal.....(Thurs)......7:00 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.

GREATER NEW MORNING STAR 210 W. Florence Ave., L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 753-3196 / 757-0311 REV. WALTER RILEY, PASTOR Sunday Worship .................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:45 A.M. Mid-day Prayer (Tues.) ........ 12:00 P.M. Mission Meeting (Tues.) ......... 6:30 P.M. Mid-week Prayer (Wed.) ........ 7:00 P.M.

METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH 4200 South Hooper Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 Phone: (323) 233-3619 Sunday School ..................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 10:45 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ................................................ 7:00 P.M.

GREATER NEW ST. MATTHEW Missionary Baptist Church 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.

GREATER TRUE LIGHT B.C. 1276 W. 29th St., L.A., CA 90007 Phone: (323) 733-7423 DR. E. WAYNE GADDIS, SR. Sunday School ..................... 8:45 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:00 A.M. Afternoon Service ................ 3:00 P.M. Bible Study (Tues.) ............... 6:30 P.M. Youth Bible Study (Tues.) ..... 6:30 P.M. Prayer & Praise ................ 6:30 P.M. Every Tuesday after the 1st Sunday

HARMONY MISSIONARY B.C. 4132 S. San Pedro, L.A., CA 90011 Phone: (323) 231-6540 REV. LLOYD T. JOHNSON, PASTOR Early Morning Worship ........ 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) .......... 7:00 P.M.

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MT. CARMEL HOLY ASSEMBLY B.C. “We Are A Family” 9401 S. San Pedro St., L.A., CA 90003 Off: (323) 754-9068; Fax: 323-754-8824 REV. DARRYL BEARD, PASTOR Teachers’ Consecration Period (Sun. ) ................................ 9:00 A.M. Sunday School ........................ 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................... 10:45 A.M. Prayer & Praise (Tues.) ........... 12 NOON Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) .... 7:30 P.M.

GREATER BEREAN M.B.C. 12433 S. Main Street Los Angeles, Calif. 90044 (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.

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. Mdwk. Worship Serv./Prayer Mtg. 7:P.M. B.T.U. (Sunday)) ................. 10:15 A.M. Choir Meeting (Friday) ........... 7:00 P.M.


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MOUNT HOREB BAPTIST CHURCH 1130 West Manchester, L.A. Ca 90047 Phone: (323) 778-7926 Mailing Add; P.O. Box 470313, 90047 DR. A.B. SIMON, SR, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:30 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) ...... 6:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Wed)............7:00 P.M.

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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.

ROCK OF FAITH M.B.C.

NEW DIRECTION CHRISTIAN CENTER 8764 S. Broadway Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90003 Phone: (323) 758-8994 REV. CHARLES DORSEY, PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Mid-Week Prayer (Wed.) ...... 6:00 P.M.

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 ................ 10:35 A.M. Afternoon Worship ............... 3:30 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............ 7:00 P.M.

NEW PROVIDENCE M.B.C.

ST. ANDREWS BAPTIST CHURCH

10200 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044 Phone: (323) 754-3779 newprovidencebaptistchurchla.org REV. DONALD A. KNIGHTON, SR. 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.

1794 W. 36th Pl. - L.A., CA 90018 Phone: (323) 735-0201 / 735-0202 REV. ALEX TOUSSAINT, PASTOR Early Morning Worship ............. 7:30 A.M. Church School ......................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship ...................... 6:30 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer .... 12:00 Noon & 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 - February Celebration of Adults - August Cruise - 2009, Oct. 26-30, 2009

PALESTINE MISSIONARY B.C.

5017 Compton Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 Ph: (323) 231-1040 / Fax: (323) 231-3178 REV. LOVELY HAYNES, PASTOR Early Sunday Worship ............. 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ......................... 9:30 A.M. Sunday Worship Service ........ 11:00 A.M. Mdwk. Pray. Serv. (Wed.) 12 Noon/7P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ......... 6:00 - 7:00 P.M.

PHILIPPIAN BAPTIST CHURCH

656 East 79th Street - L.A., CA 90001 Ph: (323) 752-7807; Fx. (323) 758-8529 E-mail: StReed@sbcglobal.net REV. CHARLES 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.

ST. REED BAPTIST CHURCH

SAINT THOMAS M.B.C. 10963 South Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90047 Phone (323) 779-8596 Fax (323) 779-8598 Early Morning Worship............8:00 A.M. Sunday School.......................9:30 A.M. Morning Worship...................10:45 A.M. Bible Study........... (Wed).......... 7:00 P.M.

PROMISE LAND MISSIONARY B.C. 7511 South Vermont Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90043 Phone: (323) 758-9627 REV. CHARLES W. WILLIAMS Sunday School ....................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................... 11:00 A.M. Wed. Bible Study/Prayer 7:P.M. - 8:30 P.M. Friday Prayer ........ 12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

2003 W. Jefferson Blvd., L.A., CA 90018 Ph: (323) 735-9274 Fax: (323) 735-9140 E-Mail: Redbc2003@aol.com Rev. Robert L. DeFrance, Jr., 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.

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GREATER NEW BEGINNING Missionary Baptist Church 12719 Gibson Ave., Lynwood,CA 90262 Phone: (310) 635-2855 DR. JOE A. MONROE, Ph.D. Pastor/Organizer Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 11:00 A.M. Mission (Tues.) ....................... 6:30 P.M. Mdwk Pray/Bible Study (Wed) 7:00 P.M.

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THE ASSEMBLING FAITH M.B.C. 1233 W. 91st St., L.A., CA 90044 Ph/Fax (323) 418-8800; (323) 791-0675 E-Mail: assemblingf8th@att.net PASTOR HENRY J. COX Sunday School ......................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Tues.) ............. 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.

THE BAPTIST CHURCH OF THE NEW COVENANT IN JESUS CHRIST 10843 Kenney St. - Norwalk, CA 90650 Phone: (562) 864-8580 BISHOP L.D. WILLIAMS PASTOR/TEACHER The Koinoina Worship ............. 8:00 A.M. Church Bible School ............... 9:40 A.M. “Family Night” (Wed.) ........ 6:00 P.M.

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THIRD BAPTIST CHURCH 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. 1417 East Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90001 Phone: (323) 582-7797 E-mail: travelersrest@sbcglobal.net REV. TERRELL TAYLOR, PASTOR Morning Worship .................. 8:00 A.M. Church School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Worship Service ................. 11:00 A.M.

* Advertise Your Church Ministry * TRUE WAY MISSIONARY B.C. 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.

WILLIAM TURNER, JR., PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:30 A.M. Lord’s Supper ....................... 6:00 P.M. Special Services .................... 6:00 P.M. Prayer (Wed.) ......................12:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ................ 7:00 P.M.

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Santa Monica * Advertise Your Church Ministry * GREATER MORNING STAR B.C.

1973-17th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 Phone: (310) 450-1168 REV. EMMETT HUNTER JR.-PASTOR Bible Study ............................ 8:25 A.M. Church School ...................... 8:55 A.M. Nutrition ............................... 10:15 A.M. Divine Worship / Preaching - 11:00 A.M. Church Nursery Ministry ...... 11:00 A.M. 1st Sunday “Lord’s Supper” - 4:00 P.M. Mdwk Pray/Bible Study (Wed) 7:00 P.M.

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Venice

NEW BETHEL 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.

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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

UNION MISSIONARY B.C.

SOUTHWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH

REDEEMER B.C. OF L.A.

Lynwood

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ST. REST MISSIONARY B.C. 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.

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TABERNACLE OF FAITH B.C. 11328 S. Central Ave., L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 569-4162

ST. MARK MISSIONARY B.C.

1201 E. Vernon Ave., L.A., CA 90011 Phone: (323) 231-0975 REV. FADELL BEARD, JR., PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 11:00 A.M. Communion (1st Sun.) ............ 4:30 P.M. ~ (EVENING WORSHIP) ~ (2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Sun.) ... 2:30 P.M. Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) ... 7:00 P.M.

8804 S. Main St., L.A., CA 90003 PH: (323) 751-6222; FX: (323) 751-6333 E-MAIL: PHILLIPPIANBC@MSN.COM REV. RAYMOND L. SANTEE, SR., PASTOR Sunday - 8:00 A.M. .... Morning Worship Sunday - 10:30 A.M. ..... Sunday School Monday - 6:00 P.M. ....... Prayer Meeting Monday - 7:00 P.M. .............. Bible Study

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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

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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.

VILLAGE MISSIONARY 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 Sunrise By The Seaside ....... 8:00 A.M. Church School/ Educational Hour .................. 11:00 A.M. Wednesday Night Live Prayer Praise & Bible Study ............... 7:00 P.M.

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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 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.

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(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.

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*** Church Ministry -- Connection *** *Carson

*lONG BEACH *Los Angeles *Los Angeles GREATER STARLIGHT B.C.

RIGHT ROAD DELIVERANCE

CITY ON THE HILL CHURCH

Jawane Hilton Senior Pastor/Teacher

439 W. ANAHEIM ST. LONG BEACH, CA 90813 FAX: (323) 348-4911 PHONE: (323) 348-4811

WORSHIP LOCATION: 801 E. Carson Street Carson, CA 90746 (310) 388-0862 pastorjhiltoncothchurch.org

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D. McPIERCE, PASTOR

Sunday @ 10:30 a.m. Workout (Wed.) @ 6:30 P.M. MAILING ADDRESS P.O. Box 18611 - Long Beach, CA 90807 www.cothchurch.org **********

8018 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90003 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 59297, L.A., CA 90059 Phone (323) 753-0224 Fax: (323) 753-3591

(NON-DENOMATIONAL MINISTRY)

Sunday School ................................................. 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 11:00 A.M. Mid-week Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) .................. 6:30 P.M.

Email: Pastorlewis@greaterstarlightmbc.org DR. PRENTISS LEWIS PASTOR

Church Website: www.greaterstarlightmbc.org Sunday School ................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 11:00 A.M. Life Hour (2nd Sun.) ........................................... 8:00 A.M. Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (Tues.) ..................... 7:30 P.M. Hour of Power Prayer (Fri.) ............................... 5:00 A.M. Noonday Rhema (Fridays) ............................... 12:00 P.M.

WORSHIP CENTER COMMUNITY CHURCH The Scottish Rite Cathedral

JUDSON BAPTIST CHURCH

855 Elm Avenue Long Beach, CA 90813 E-MAIL: info@lbcworshipcenter.org WEBSITE: www.lbcworshipcenter.org

451 East 223rd Street Carson, CA 90745 Office (310) 834-2630 Fax (310) 513-0943 Web: http://judsonbc.org

PASTOR SHERIDAN E. McDANIEL Dr. Johnny V. Baylor, Pastor/Teacher Sunday Worship Service:...................................... 9:30 AM Children’s Church Available: ................(Except 5th Sunday) Speak Life Youth Ministry: (2nd & 4th Sunday):...... 12:30 PM Bible Study: (Wed.):..........................12:00 Noon & 7:00 PM

*Compton

SERVICE TIMES: Sunday Morning Worship ..................... 10:00 A.M. Wednesday Mid-week Worship Service .... 7:30 P.M.

*Los Angeles

REV. GEORGE L. THOMAS, PASTOR

J. ROY MORRISON, LL.D., DD. SENIOR PASTOR Church School ...................................................... 8:30 A.M. Children’s Church ..................................................9:45 A.M. Worship Experience ............................................. 9:45 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) ..................................... 7:00 P.M. “Come Up to Jerusalem the Place of Peace!”

MESSIAH BAPTIST CHURCH

“Family of Purpose” CHURCH Phone: (323) 757-3940 WWW.SSBBC.ORG

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 SSBBC.ORG

BEULAH BAPTIST CHURCH 1454 E. 100th St., L.A., CA 90062

HOLY TRINITY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1919 E. Compton Blvd. - Compton, CA 90221

CHURCH: (323) 564-0691

4500 W. Adams Blvd. L.A., CA 90016 Phone: (323) 734-7920; Fax: (323) 734-2374 Email Address: Messiah1954@aol.com Web Address: Messiahmissionarybaptist.org REV. PERRY J. JONES, (SENIOR PASTOR) DR. WHALEN JONES, (PASTOR EMERITUS) Sunday School ..................................................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ..............................7:30 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. Weekly Bible Study (Tues. & Thurs.) .................... 7:00 P.M. Weekly Bible Study /Prayer Mtg. ..................... 12:00 NOON Choir Rehearsal -”YOUTH” (Thurs.) ..................... 6:00 P.M.

NEW MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH 402 E. El Segundo Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90061 Church: 310-324-0644 FAX: (310) 769-1287 REV. LONNIE DAWSON, SR., Senior Pastor

www.BeulahBaptistLa.org

Ch:310- 635-9572 310-635-9430 Fx. REV. GREGORY L. TUCKER, SR., PASTORS

REV. ROBERT L. TAYLOR PASTOR Sunday School .................................................... 9:00 A.M.

Sun. Worship ............................................ 7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Sun. School/Bible Study ......................................... 9:30 A.M. Communion Serv. (1st Sun.) ................................... 5:30 P.M. Noon Pray/Mtg/Bible Study (Wed) ............................. 12 P.M. “Wed. Night Live” ....... Prayer Meeting Bible Study & Book Studies ... 7:00 P.M.

Morning Worship ............................................... 10:00 A.M. Sunday School (Sun.) .................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship (Sun.) ................................ 11:30 A.M. Pastor’s Bible Study (Tues.) ........................... 6:00 P.M. Mdwk Pray/Teacher’s Mtg(Tue) .......................... 6:00 PM “The Spirit of the Lord is Upon Me”

Los Angeles

Bible Study (Wednesday) .................................... 7:00 P.M.

BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH Of WEST L. A. REV. L. A. KESSEE Senior Pastor

REV. R. JOHNSON Organizer

Website: www.wordonnet.com/hardwick

GREATER EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

DR. J. BENJAMIN HARDWICK, SR. PASTOR Early Morning Worship ........................................... 7:00 A.M. Educational Hour .................................................... 9:15 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship ........................................... 10:30 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ................................................. 7:30 P.M. Broadcast (9:00 AM-Sun.).................................... 7:00 A.M.

5300 S. Denker Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90062 Phone: (323) 759-4996 REV., DR. SOLOMON DRAKE PASTOR

ANTIOCH CHURCH OF LONG BEACH

Early Service ........................................................ 8:00 A.M. Church School ...................................................... 9:30 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship .......................................... 10:45 A.M. Taped Broadcast - KTYM 1460 AM (Sundays) 5:30 p.m. Taped Broadcast - KALI 900 AM (Sundays) 7-8 p.m. Bible Study & Training ............................................ 4:00 P.M. Youth Ministries (Mon.) .......................................... 6:30 P.M. Pastor’s Bible Class - All Ages (Tues.) ................. 6:30 P.M. Prayer Service (Wed.) ........................... 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. Bible Study-All Ages (Wed.) ................. 7:30 P.M.-8:30 P.M. Young Adult Fellowship & Study ........................... 7:00 P.M. Children Ministries (Sat.) ..................................... 10:00 A.M.

1535 Gundry Avenue Long Beach, CA 90813 www.antiochlb.com

211 West 59th Street - Los Angeles, CA 90003

*lONG BEACH

REV. WAYNE CHANEY, JR. PASTOR Phone: FAX:

(562) 591-8778 (562) 599-6048

SUNDAY MORNINGS: Worship Services .............................. 9:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M. Elements Bible Study .......................... 8:30 A.M. & 9:30 A.M. Spanish Worship Service ........................................ 3:00 P.M. TUESDAYS: The Level Youth Ministry ......................................... 6:00 P.M. WEDNESDAYS: Midweek Studies...................................................... 7:00 P.M.

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NEW PLEASANT GROVE MISSIONARY B.C.

8725 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90002 Phone: (323) 589-2551 REV. GERALD BURGESS SR., PASTOR “KINGDOM BUILDING MINISTRIES” Early Morning Worship .......... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship.................. 11:00 A.M. Mid-Week Prayer (Wed) .........6:30 P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ..................7:00 P.M.

GOSPEL TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH 10451 South Hoover Street Los Angeles, CA 90044 PHONE: (323) 754-0180; 754-0975 FAXl (323) 754-1253 E-Mail: revcedello.bush@sbcglobal.net Website: www.wordonnet.com REV. CEDELL O. BUSH, PASTOR Bible Study (Sun.) 8:00 A.M. Sunday School 9:00 A.M. Sunday Morn. Worship 11:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wed. night) 7:00 P.M. Special Prayer Mtg. (4th Fr.) 12:Noon “Bus Transpotation Available”

* Advertise Your Church Ministry * NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH

SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICES Early Morning Worship .......................................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ...................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................. 11:00 A.M. Sunday Night ......................................................... 6:00 P.M.

8222 So. San Pedro St. L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 750-1033 (323) 758-6030

PASTOR W. E. JENKINS Moderator of Los Angeles District Association Morning Worship ........................................... 9:00 A.M. Sunday School ............................................ 10:45 A.M. Children’s Church (1st Sun.) ................... 10:00 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ........................... 12 & 7:00 P.M.

757 E. 108th Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90059

4141 West Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90008 Church Office: (323) 296-7223; Church Fax: (323) 291-7109 www.bcbcwla.org - Website

“PRAISE CITY” PRAISES OF ZION B.C.

PHONE: (323) 231-2424

FIRST ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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

REV. FREDERICK E. HOWARD Senior Pastor/Teacher Editor/Publisher

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.

8025 South Western Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90047 Phone: (323) 778-5890

SOUTHSIDE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH

HOLY CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH

1016 East Rosecrans Avenue Compton, CA 90220 / Phone: (310) 537-3149

JERUSALEM MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH OF LOS ANGELES 4802 South McKinley Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011

EVENING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH

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Rev. W.H. Charles, Jr. Pastor

Rev. W.H. Charles, Sr. Pastor Emeritus/Founder

Sunday School .................................................... 8:00 A.M. Morning Worship .................................................. 9:30 A.M. Mid-Week Service (Wed.) ....................... Noon Day Prayer Prayer & Anointing Service (Wed.) ...................... 7:00 P.M. Bible Study (Thurs.) .............................................. 7:00 P.M.

5200 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (323) 232-4326 PASTOR J. STEWART McKNIGHT 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. 123456789012345678901234567890 123456789012345678901234567890 123456789012345678901234567890 123456789012345678901234567890 Paramont 123456789012345678901234567890

NEW COMMANDMENT M.B.C.

PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH 950 East 45th Street Los Angeles, CA 90011 Phone: (323) 231-9153

DR. ALBERT NICHOLAS D. TH, PASTOR Sunday School ................................................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship ................................................. 6:00 P.M. Prayer Band (Wed.) ........................................ 12:00 Noon Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) .......................................... 7:00 P.M. Evangelistic Class (Wed.) ................................... 6:00 P.M.

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) WEDNESDAY: 7:00 P.M., Prayer/Bible Study

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Phone: (323) 231-2391 Pastor W. M. Brent, Jr.

Church: (323) 757-6129 z Fax: (323) 757-1938

Dr. W. M. Brent Pastor Emeritus

Early Morning Worship (2nd, 3rd & 4th Sun.) ............. 8:00 A.M. Sunday School (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sun.) ....................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship (2nd, 3rd, & 4th Sun.) ................... 11:00 A.M. (Every 1st & 5th Sun.) Sunday School .................... 8:45 A.M. (Every 1st & 5th Sun.) Mid-Morning Worship ......... 10:00 A.M. Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) ............. 12:00 Noon / 7:00 P.M.

685 Westminister Avenue Venice, CA 90291 PHONE: (310) 396-7209 FAX: (310) 396-7209 HORACE A. ALLEN, PASTOR Sunday School......................... 9:30 A.M. Sunday Worship .................... 11:00 A.M. Teacher’s Meeting (Wed) ......... 6:30 P.M. Bible Study (Wed) ................... 7:30 P.M.

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