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Contemporary Trends in the Music Ministry of The Church of God in Christ

Contemporary Trends in the Music Ministry of The Church of God in Christ Contemporary Trends in the Music Ministry of The Church of God in Christ Donna McNeil Cox On the Cutting Edge of Musical Development Plan a visit to Los Angeles and ask almost anyone who has lived there during the last five to ten years to recommend churches which are on the cutting edge of contemporary worship and you will undoubtedly hear the name of West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Pastored for the past eighteen years by Bishop Charles E. Blake, the church has grown from 50 members meeting in a small building in West Los Angeles to an active membership of well over 4,000 occupying a multi-million dollar structure. This building includes a fulltime Christian bookstore, the West Angeles Christian Academy (Kinder­ garten through eighth grade), and the newly dedicated administrative and educational buildings housing the Sunday school, the Young People's Willing Workers,2 the new members class, the choir rehearsal hall, and the new West Angeles Bible College. The West Angeles church is setting standards for the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in its educational enterprise as well as in the humanities, for Bishop Blake's initiative led to the purchase of a 500 seat theater which http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Black Sacred Music Duke University Press

Contemporary Trends in the Music Ministry of The Church of God in Christ

Black Sacred Music , Volume 2 (2) – Sep 1, 1988

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© Copyright 1988 JBSM/Jon Michael Spencer
ISSN
1043-9455
eISSN
2640-9879
DOI
10.1215/10439455-2.2.23
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Abstract

Contemporary Trends in the Music Ministry of The Church of God in Christ Donna McNeil Cox On the Cutting Edge of Musical Development Plan a visit to Los Angeles and ask almost anyone who has lived there during the last five to ten years to recommend churches which are on the cutting edge of contemporary worship and you will undoubtedly hear the name of West Angeles Church of God in Christ. Pastored for the past eighteen years by Bishop Charles E. Blake, the church has grown from 50 members meeting in a small building in West Los Angeles to an active membership of well over 4,000 occupying a multi-million dollar structure. This building includes a fulltime Christian bookstore, the West Angeles Christian Academy (Kinder­ garten through eighth grade), and the newly dedicated administrative and educational buildings housing the Sunday school, the Young People's Willing Workers,2 the new members class, the choir rehearsal hall, and the new West Angeles Bible College. The West Angeles church is setting standards for the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) in its educational enterprise as well as in the humanities, for Bishop Blake's initiative led to the purchase of a 500 seat theater which

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Black Sacred MusicDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 1988

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