Agape Community Church:  Bishop Dr. George A. Todd, Jr. Senior Pastor

Black History Month Event:  SPECIAL  ANNOUNCEMENT

In observance of Black History Month, the Agape Community Church Music Department will host an amazing “Too Blessed To Be Stressed”  Gospel Concert and catered Soul Food Dinner on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Agape Community Church, 1722 East Lancaster Boulevard, Lancaster, CA 93535.  Dinner will be served at 4:00 p.m.  Theatre doors will open for the concert at 5:30 p.m.

The concert will feature local award winning Gospel artist Minister Frank Graves with the renowned musical ensemble God’s Gift.   Special guests will include musIc industry’s talented keyboardist Roman Johnson who is currently playing for the legendary Stevie Wonder.  Roman resides in the Antelope Valley and is also a musician for Living Stone Cathedral of Praise in Littlerock. 

Lead guitarist Mel Booker a  graduate of Southwest Texas State is also of the AV and owner of Mel Booker Music in Lancaster. He offers music instruction from voice to instrumentals and band instrument rentals.   Keyboardist Dwayne Jones is the Pastor of Living Water Worship Center in Lancaster.  He is a graduate of American Intercontinental University with a BA in IT.  Pastor Jones retired from the Department of Defense after 32 years of service. 

Bass player Mark Vaughn is co-founder of the Love on Purpose ministry and is ministering on bass at Wayside Christian Center in Lancaster.  Drummer Anthony Cummins-Conedy is a graduate of Eastside High School in Lancaster and is currently attending the Music Institute in Hollywood.  Anthony is the drummer for Living Praise Christian Center.   Also included as special guest will be

Tha Apock, a talented musician, singer, songwriter who has performed with many Gospel groups and worked with some of radio’s talented rock, pop, R&B, and country music artists.

The Too Blessed to Be Stressed musical presentations will reflect the history of Gospel music as well as celebrate the importance of Black History Month.  Wear your best African attire and join us for an evening of celebration, Gospel music, good food, Black History and fun fellowship. 

The admission ticket donation of $25.00 per person includes the dinner and concert.  

Please call (661) 618-9807 or (661) 949-1912  for tickets or more information.  This event is open to the public.




Lancaster-The body of a 35-year-old man was found shot to death on Thursday morning in Lancaster. The suspect was identified as a 23 year old male, Mario Jose Estrada.

Homicide detectives were dispatched to the 44700 block of Division Street at 6:10 a.m. and found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has yet to be released pending identification and next of kin.

Detectives gathered information that led them to Mario Jose Estrada who is being held on murder charges.

Estrada family member notified the Sheriff’s that he shot his roommate and tried to get him to turn himself in.

Mario Jose Estrada is a Hispanic, 5’ 8” tall, weighing 150lbs, short brown hair, brown eyes, a mustache and goatee. Estrada has a tattooed inside bottom lip “Nano” according to the Sheriff’s News Release.

Estrada may be traveling with Jennifer Lopez, a 16-year-old Hispanic girl, in a light blue 2006 BMW SUV, with a California license plate of 6MWN447, according to the sheriff’s news release. The vehicle was last seen in Ontario Thursday afternoon.

“Estrada is considered armed, dangerous and knows he is wanted,” the sheriff’s news release states.

Anyone who sees Estrada is urged not to approach him but to call 911.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222- TIPS.