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New To West Angeles?

We are so glad you are here.

At West Angeles, we Evangelize, Edify, and Equip
believers to reach the world with the love of J
esus.

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Meet our West Angeles Leadership

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Pastor Charles Blake II and Lady DeAndra Blake

West Angeles is led by our current Pastor is Pastor Charles E. Blake II.

Pastor Blake was born in San Diego, California in 1969, and is the eldest

son of Bishop and Mrs. Charles E. Blake.

 

After growing up at West Angeles COGIC, he departed to pursue higher

education at the esteemed Oral Roberts University, from which he received

a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing. From there, Charles went to

Atlanta, Georgia to study for the Master of Divinity degree at the

Interdenominational Theological Center which includes the Charles

Harrison Mason Seminary. It was there, through his studies in Ethics and

Society, that his passion for ministry in Community Outreach and Activism

was fanned into flame. 

 

Upon returning home, Pastor Charles stepped into the role of Community

Relations Director at West Angeles—working very closely with various

community organizations and political entities, examining ways in which we

can all work together to strengthen and uplift each other and the

community. After serving for many years as alongside his father, Bishop

Charles E. Blake, Sr., as both Assistant Pastor and Co-Pastor, he was

humbled to step into the role of Senior Pastor in 2022. He looks forward to

bringing his experiences and passion of community relations into this role.

 

Pastor Charles is married to DeAndra Blake and is the proud father of two

sons Charles III and Julian.  He has an intense love for the Lord and His

people, and is excited to empower West Angeles to be a beacon of the

Lord’s love.

Meet our Founding Father

Presiding Bishop Emeritus Charles E. Blake, Sr. is commonly referred to as

a “visionary”. Under his 53 years of leadership, West Angeles matriculated

from a 50-member church on West Adams Boulevard to an internationally

known church of 25,000 members with multiple properties on Crenshaw

Boulevard. He has been a champion of the Crenshaw 

Corridor—instrumental in uplifting the tenor of the area through the

development of multiple properties and programs to uplift members of the

community. During his pastorship, he developed and played an integral

role in the West Angeles Community Development Corporation, which

seeks to promote social change through economic empowerment, social

justice, and community transformation. He also put his passion for the

people of Africa, through his organization, Save Africa’s Children, which

helped over 200,000 children who had been orphaned by HIV/AIDS.

 

However, even with all of this, he still was able to successfully serve as

Presiding Bishop of the International Church of God in Christ denomination

from 2007-2021. Looking back on all that he had done, he made the

decision in 2022 to rest and enjoy the fruits of his years of Godly service.

Although he has retired from the Pastor role, he is still involved in the life of

the Church and enjoys encouraging the employees and members of his

beloved West Angeles. To quote his trademark phrase, “I see you in the

future, and you look much better than you look right now”.

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Bishop Emeritus Charles Blake Sr. and Lady Mae Blake

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About West Angeles Church of God in Christ

God
Fearing

At West A, we believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God and that regeneration by the Holy Ghost is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

People
Loving

We strive to be compassionate in our love, excellent in our service, holy in our living, and passionate and reverent in our worship. God requires a relationship with us; and we desire relationships with others. God doesn't intend for us to do life alone. 

Mission
Minded

We are a Biblical ministry of Excellence. Our ministry is designed to encourage life transformation through our threefold purpose: to Evangelize, Edify, and Equip the whole person to serve the community, and to reach the world for Jesus Christ.

Generosity
Driven

You’ll experience the joy of giving back by participating in a variety of activities, organized groups and worship services. You will be nurtured, and you will have a chance to nurture others through our ministries and outreach programs.

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The Trinity

We believe that there is only One God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son and, God the Holy Spirit.

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The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible written Word of God.

Hope

We believe in the blessed Hope, which is the rapture of the Church of God, which is in Christ, at His return.

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The Cross

We believe that the redemptive work of Christ on the Cross provides healing for the human body in answer to believing prayer.

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Holy Spirit

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and separated life in the present world.

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Baptism

We believe that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for Him.

What to Expect At West Angeles

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Genuine

Connections and

Relationships

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Powerful

Worship

Experiences

The Heart Behind The Mission

We know that our love is an action. Reaching people outside the four walls of our church is vital at West Angeles. Ministry takes place in church, at home, in small groups, in the real world.  We embrace the opportunity to show love any chance we get. 

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