Crenshaw United Methodist Church will host the Save Our Sons Prison/Justice Ministry on January 15, at 2:30 p.m., at 3740 Don Felipe Drive in Los Angeles. Rev. Howard Ashford is pastor. The topic is ‘Helping the Children of Prisoners.' The speaker is Fanya Baruti, a community organizer with A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project. For information, call (323) 292-0141.
God's House of Deliverance for All People Full Gospel Church will honor Brother Johnny Ross on January 15, at 3:30 p.m., at New Temple M.B. Church, 8734 South Broadway in Los Angeles, said Dr. Mary Prejean, pastor and founder of God's House. Many singers and musicians will perform. For details, call (323) 253-1782 or (818) 472-8054.
Citizens of Zion Missionary Baptist Church will install Rev. Bobby Newman Jr. as senior pastor on January 15, at 4 p.m., at 12930 North Lime Avenue in Compton. He succeeds his father, Dr. Bobby Newman Sr., who recently retired. The guest speaker will be Bishop William L. Dillard of Second Baptist Church in Monrovia. For information, call (310) 638-0536 or email
True Way Missionary Baptist Church will observe the 6th Anniversary of Pastor Donald & First Lady Elvia Wilson on January 15, at 4 p.m., at 9122 South San Pedro in Los Angeles. Guests will be Pastor Norman Johnson of First New Christian Fellowship Church and Pastor K.W. Tulloss of Weller Street Baptist Church. Call (323) 755-4087 for information.
L.A. Inner City Youth Foundation will join Southern California Mentoring Network to present the 20th Annual Martin Luther King Celebration on January 15, at 6 p.m., at Redeemer M.B. Church, 163 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. Writer/Producer Matthew Cherry and Coach Cornell J. Ward will be honored. Call (323) 294-5359 for details.
Los Angeles Bible Training School will hold registration for its Spring Semester on January 16 and 19, at 2008 East 87th Street in Los Angeles, said President Paul W. Felix. Classes begin January 30. For information and curriculum, call (323) 588-3711 or visit labts.org
Warner Grand Theater will host the play, ‘Lord, Make Me Over,' on January 21 at 7 p.m., at 478 West 6th Street in San Pedro. The event is sponsored by Marshawn Metters of Face II Face Productions. The ensemble cast portrays the conflict between social structures and the spiritual pursuit for salvation. Pre-sale tickets are $20 by January 18. The regular price is $25. For details, call (909) 527-4709.
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center will present ‘What Is This World Coming To?' on January 21 at 8 p.m., and January 22, at 7 p.m., at 4718 West Washington Boulevard in Los Angeles. Tonia Bell wrote and directs the play that features colorful characters seeking to conquer various adversities in their life. For tickets, call (424) 209-9539 or (323) 937-0100.
Presgram/Family Media will present Mega XI ‘Zion Day' on January 22, at 5 p.m., at 801 E. Carson Street in Carson. The concert will feature George Dean and The Gospel Four, Brothers of Excellence, the Heavenly Voices, Mrs. Vickie Williams-Cotton and Pres Blackmon as M.C. For details, call (323) 616-7802.
Holman United Methodist Church holds Gospel Jazz Worship Service every Thursday at 6:30 p.m., at 3320 West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. Pastor Henry Masters invites jazz, poetry, and spoken word artists to participate. Also, Holman will host a practical theology course sponsored by Claremont School of Theology from January 23 to May 7. Rev. Dr. Monica A. Coleman is class instructor. For information, call (323) 731-7285.
Angelus Temple Dream Center will present a live recording of ‘Destiny' by Kevin Levar and One Sound on January 27, at 7 p.m., at 1100 Glendale Boulevard in Los Angeles. The free event is the gospel artist's sophomore CD project. For details, call (877) 564-5679 or email
Perfecting Marriage Super Conference will be held January 28, at 9:30 a.m., at the Downtown Courtyard By Marriott, 500 East 1st Street in Long Beach. Apostle Reginald and Dr. Brenda Lawrence are the hosts. Registration is $65 or $125 for couples. Call (562) 653-9868 for information.