TAG: INTERVIEW


Sharing How a Life Sentence Became a Man’s Saving Grace

I don’t think my heart ever became evil until I engaged in more evil. If I continued the way I was, it would’ve been near impossible to get back to being a loving, caring, decent human being again. — Jojo Godinez Reformed: How a Life Sentence Became My Saving Grace Book description… Jojo Godinez grew up in L.A. County surrounded by gangs. The night he joined one, he swore to represent his...

READ MORE
One-on-One With Karl Vaters On ‘Small Church Essentials’

Today, I’m happy to welcome Karl Vaters to The Exchange. Karl has been a small church pastor for 30 years and currently leads Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Fountain Valley, California. BY ED STETZER He writes about the value and needs of small churches for Christianity Today and is the founder of www.NewSmallChurch.com, a blog that encourages, connects, and equips innovative small church pastors. Below I talk to him about his...

READ MORE
Dignity Answer To Racially Charged Times; Civil Rights Leader at Saddleback

LOS ANGELES — Pastor Rick Warren countered the nation’s racially charged times that led to troubling events in 2017 by opening up the first church services of the new year at Saddleback with author and civil rights activist John Perkins center stage talking about dignity. “Mankind was created to bare the image of God. Dignity reflects the soul; that dignity that God gave you. You don’t give dignity, you affirm...

READ MORE
Interview: World Impact West’s New Los Angeles City Director

Pastor Cedric Nelms, who leads Chosen Generation Church in Long Beach, describes himself as “a husband, father, pastor, soon-to-be author, speaker, lover of learning, middle school teacher, and a dude that just loves sharing my experiences with people.” In July, he was named as World Impact West’s city director for Los Angeles. Earlier this summer, Nelms was one of four pastors participating in a TogetherLA pop-up panel to discuss both hope...

READ MORE
If We’re More American Than Christian We’re Compromised, Says ‘Jesus Untangled’ Author

As the Church has become increasingly entangled in the pursuit of politics, the Gospel has become tarnished and often abandoned as the primary focus of the Body of Christ. — From Jesus Untangled — Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb back cover Jesus Untangled author Keith Giles recently shared with Together LA that unity in the Church in Los Angeles is more critical than even other big...

READ MORE