Bishop Walter L. Hawkins
Love Center Ministries, Inc. at 10400 International Blvd. in Oakland is holding its 40th anniversary celebration, Friday, Oct. 19 through Sunday, Oct. 21 at the church campus.
Founded by Bishop Walter L. Hawkins, the church and its ministries’ music department have produced many songs that are heralded around the globe and copied by numerous recording artists and brought national and international distinction to the City of Oakland, notably through its “Love Alive” albums.
On Friday, the first night of the celebration, there will be a Homecoming Concert at 7:30 p.m. Many of the original song leaders from the signature albums will perform.
Saturday night activities feature a banquet, with closing ceremonies on Sunday at 10 a.m., with guest speaker Bishop Keith Clark from Word Assembly Church, also in Oakland.
Tickets are available at the church or by calling (510) 729-0680.