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A gala celebration is set for Pastor Cedric V. Alexander and the Price Chapel A.M.E. Church congregation as they observe 65 years of service to God and the community.
The Price Chapel edifice was erected by the Rev. John Wesley in 1947. Under Pastor Matthew A. Watley, the congregation moved to its current location in 1973. The Rev. V.L. Brenson was among the many outstanding pastors leading the church before the Rev. Alexander was assigned in 2011.
The Rev. Darryl E. Walker, pastor of New Philadelphia A.M.E. Church, will bring the message during the 65th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday, September 30, at 3 p.m., at 4000 West Slauson Avenue In Los Angeles.
The Rev. Walker, who was appointed to New Philadelphia in October 2010, previously served as senior pastor of Turner Memorial A.M.E. Church in Hyattsville, MD. Prior to that appointment, he led several A.M.E. congregations including Mount Olive in Emporia, KS; Allen Chapel in Cheyenne, WY; St. John in Omaha, NE; and Parks Chapel in Los Angeles.
A native of Colorado, Rev. Walker was licensed to preach in 1971 and ordained an Itinerant Elder in the A.M.E. Church in 1977. He is the holder of a bachelor’s degree in theology and master’s of divinity degree.
In the area of community service, Rev. Walker has served on the executive boards of the NAACP and the Black Health Care Coalition, and as an Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Currently, he is a member of the executive board of the Foundation for Hospices in Sub- Saharan Africa, Inc. in Washington, DC.
“The community-at-large is invited to join us for this momentous occasion in the life of our church as we praise God for bringing us to this point in our history and also recognize the contributions of several members of Price Chapel,” said Pastor Alexander.
Jennifer Sanderson chairs the Anniversary Committee with assistance from Sandra Collins and Teresa Owens, co-chairs; and Judge Patricia Mayberry, advisor.
Call the Price Chapel church office at (323) 296-2406 for more information on the 65th Anniversary Celebration.