Entries by Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr.

Bishop Blake Talks Importance of Black Church, Black Vote

Originally posted on Ebony.com. Since the enforcement of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, Black churches have always played a pivotal role in the electoral process. During the Civil Rights Movement, Sunday morning pulpits were preachers’ soapboxes to commingle God’s word with inspiration and information regarding civil rights initiatives, including rights and privileges guaranteed by that law. […]

How Bishop Blake Became Our Pastor

As a message of hope and resilience during times of adversity, Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. shares the inspiring story of his journey to the pulpit as Pastor of West Angeles Church of God In Christ. I preached my first sermon in 1957. Between school terms, I traveled across the nation preaching revivals and […]