Mission & Ministry Grantee

McCarty Memorial Christian Church

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Rev. Edie Anderson, Pastor
4101 W Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018

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McCarty Memorial Christian Church has made its home in the West Adams neighborhood of South Los Angeles for nearly 90 years. In the early 1950s, McCarty was the first church to integrate and become a multiracial congregation. Decades of powerful social activism followed as the church was one of the epicenters of the civil rights movement in Los Angeles. The church site has been a voice for radical transformation and prophetic witness for Rev. Dr. William Barber, the Poor People’s Campaign and the Black Lives Matter movement.

McCarty seeks to embody the love of Jesus by building a movement of wholeness, connecting our community, and advocating for social justice.

Fall 2022 Mission & Ministry Grant

Project Jubilee

McCarty Memorial Christian Church is located in an area with active gang activity. It’s an area that needs attention and resources. The Partnership for Growth Los Angeles (PFGLA) is poised to provide those resources in partnership with McCarthy. PFGLA is a joint venture between McCarty Memorial and the Jewish Center for Justice with a mission to mend the lives of individuals and build healthy communities throughout Southwest Los Angeles. It is a Black/Jewish Community Development Corporation to revitalize, restore and rebuild the West Adams neighborhood.

Mission Area: At-Risk Children and Youth

Grant Amount: $5,000