West Angeles Church of God in Christ
West Angeles Church of God in Christ is a Pentecostal church and a member of the Church of God in Christ denomination. Its main place of worship, the West Angeles Cathedral, is located in the West Adams Historic District of Los Angeles, California.
|West Angeles Church of God in Christ|
|Location||Los Angeles, California|
|Denomination||Church of God in Christ|
|Founder(s)||Elder Clarence E.|
|Senior pastor(s)||Charles E. Blake , since 1969|
It was founded by Elder Clarence E. Church in 1943. The first sanctuary was located on Adams Boulevard, near Interstate 10, known locally as the Santa Monica Freeway. In 1969, after Elder Church's death, Charles E. Blake took over as the pastor of West Angeles and has continued to serve as its leader. Blake is the Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ denomination.
Under Blake's leadership, the church has grown from 40 members to over 24,000. The sanctuary has moved twice, first to a 1,000-seat facility (today called the North Campus) located at 3045 Crenshaw Boulevard, and then to the present structure, the 5,000-seat West Angeles Cathedral at 3600 Crenshaw Boulevard. The Cathedral (built from steel, granite & stained glass, and round in shape) was dedicated in 1999.
- West Angeles Church of God in Christ official site.