Love Los Angeles Gospel Festival


A Spiritual Response to a Societal Problem

Los Angeles--On Wednesday, July 16, at 9:00 a.m. on the steps of City Hall, the city council members and "Save Our Future" will hold a press conference to kick off the Love Los Angeles Gospel Festival being held Saturday, August 30 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

The Love Los Angeles Gospel Festival is in response to an alarming wave of lethal violence that has plagued our city for the past year. The purpose is to bring attention to the anguish and heartbreak, that families have experienced with the loss of their loved ones and too appeal to our community to end the senseless killings.

Save Our Future, a California 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation and Treasure in Heaven Ministries have teamed up to bring this anointed event to Los Angeles. Portions of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to community-based organizations that operate programs and provide support to the loved ones of homicide victims.

Bishop T.D. Jakes, Evangelist Juanita Bynum, Kurt Carr and The Kurt Carr Singers, Oleta Adams, Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Judy McAllister, Smokie Norful and Fred Martin and the Levite Camp will unite in song and praise at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to bring spiritual love and healing to our community.

Statement of Problem

There is a disturbing trend in the City of Angels. The southern California metropolis is often noted for its sunny weather, world champion basketball and soccer teams and its overall casual atmosphere. A city that is the destination for tourists from all over the world can now also bill itself 'Homicide Capital of the USA'

In 2002 Los Angeles had historic high number of homicides, 652. This is the highest number of homicides for any city in the United States. More residents of Los Angeles were victims of homicide in 2002 than U.S. military casualties in the current conflict in Iraq 137.

1 - April 28, 2003 Los Angeles Times 2 - April 17, 2003 USAToday

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