Music & Worship Arts
“It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the … instruments of music, … that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord; so that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of God”
– II Chronicles 5:13,14
The West Angeles Music and Worship Arts Ministry honors our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, by committing to a Biblical, yet uniquely COGIC, form of praise and worship. West Angeles hosts spectacular weekly worship services which often offer a combination of worship forms including music, song, dance, and theater. Our special annual worship services such as Resurrection Sunday, Christmas at the Cathedral, and Watch Night Service often offer a variety of praise and worship forms, as well as the offerings of special musical guest psalmists.
Our mode of worship today is our attempt to glorify Jesus Christ, responding to the leading of the Holy Spirit to fulfill God’s will for our congregation.
West Angeles Church of God In Christ exemplifies excellence in ministry song, dance and liturgical praise. We aim to usher in the presence of the Holy Spirit in a historically African-inspired form of Praise & Worship. The style used by our Music and Worship Arts teams is inspired by the vision of COGIC founder Bishop C.H. Mason. It is continued through the leadership of our pastor, Presiding Bishop Charles Edward Blake, Sr.
West Angeles has further revolutionized and redefined the praise and worship of the African American Church. Our unique and quintessentially COGIC style of praise and worship can be experienced in several trail-blazing albums. Titles include: Saints in Praise: Vol. I-III, and Little Saints in Praise, and No Limit, released in 2007. COGIC’s unique form of praise and worship originated first in America, and quickly spread throughout Europe, influencing churches and denominations world-wide.
OUR CHOIRS & PRAISE TEAMS
West Angeles’ choirs and praise teams represent a variety of music styles. Genres vary from the traditional gospel of the West Angeles Mass Choir; to the contemporary delivery of Extension, to the more classical and historic selections of the Cathedral Chorale. Dr. Judith Christie McAllister, who is often referred to as “The First Lady of Praise and Worship,” has recently returned to West Angeles as Minister of Music, Worship and Liturgy, and oversees the Music and Worship Arts Ministry.
If you would like to join one of our ministries, please see the chart of our choirs and praise teams below. Please attend our information sessions when announced during Sunday services, or for more information, please phone 323/733-8300, extension 0.