Church News
Sep11

Church News

First Ladies Chaney, Drake & Williams Honored at High Tea

First Ladies Myesha Chaney (Antioch Church of Long Beach) Isabelle Drake (Greater Ebenezer Mis-sionary Baptist Church) and Debra Williams (McCoy Memorial Baptist Church) are set to be honored at the 17th Annual First Ladies High Tea on September 13, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

L.A. Focus Newspaper created the First Ladies High Tea in 1998 to honor the role of women in the community and women (as well as women of faith) with particular respect to the influence and impact they have in their respective communities.

Pastor Profile Kalvin Cressel
Sep11

Pastor Profile Kalvin Cressel

Name: Pastor Kalvin “KC” Cressel
Church: Greater Mt Sinai MBC of Compton since 1995
Hometown: Compton
Education: Cal State Dominguez Hills; interdisciplinary studies
Occupation: Senior Special Agent for the US Department of Justice
Family: Married 30 years to First Lady Pam Cressel; father of a daughter who is a lawyer and a son who plays college football; and three adopted children, including one who now attends an art institute in Spain.

First Lady Files: Kera Tulloss
Sep11

First Lady Files: Kera Tulloss

First lady Kera Tulloss of Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church knows what it is to serve. For the last seven years she has managed the church’s weekly food give away, served as president of the women’s ministry at Missionary and assisted her husband—Rev. K.W. Tulloss—wherever needed, all while balancing her role as the mother of three and her fulltime job as a preschool teacher.

“I help wherever I'm needed,” she explained. “My challenge is to uphold the title of first lady, to keep striving in the right direction and not be distracted.”

From The Pulpit: of the 47th Annual National Convention
Sep11

From The Pulpit: of the 47th Annual National Convention

“This Is Your Turning Point” 1 Deuteronomy 21

I’m here to tell you the recession is over. You’ve got to speak it in your life.  Look, you can keep that 2008 mindset, but we are coming out in Jesus’ name and God said that it’s our season and we’ve got to be the first to catch it.

We pray for the family, deliverance is happening in families. Families are coming back together.

God told me to tell somebody today: it’s your turning point. Your turning point is the point where things change. Some of you have to understand that your breakthrough is just that close.

Rave Reviews
Sep11

Rave Reviews

No Good Deed
Terri (Taraji P. Henson) is a devoted wife and mother living an ideal life in Atlanta when Colin (Idris Elba), a charming escaped convict, shows up at her door claiming car trouble. Terri soon finds herself fighting for survival. In theaters Sept. 12.

Oprah Set To Play Richard Pryor’s Grandmother in Highly Anticipated Biopic
Sep11

Oprah Set To Play Richard Pryor’s Grandmother in Highly Anticipated Biopic

Seems like director Lee Daniels has a fan in Oprah Winfrey. The former talk show Queen, who starred in Lee Daniels’ “The Butler,” has joined the cast of Daniels’ upcoming biopic based on the life of comedian Richard Pryor’s as legend’s grandmother.

Comedian Mike Epps has snagged the role of Pryor while Winfrey will play Pryor's grandmother, an abusive brothel owner who raised Pryor after his mother left when he was ten-years-old. Nick Cannon, Michael B. Jordan, Marlon Wayans, and even Eddie Murphy were purported to be in the contention for the coveted role of Pryor, who died from a heart attack in 2005.

First Ladies High Tea
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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