Kelvin Sauls

Rev. Kelvin Sauls, the co-convener of the Justice Not Jails project, was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, and is an ordained Elder in the California-Pacific Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. He serves as Senior Pastor of Holman United Methodist Church, to which he brings years of experience in congregational vitalization for community transformation. Rev. Sauls is excited about employing his strategic thinking, progressive teaching, and prophetic preaching as a catalyst for justice and equality in the greater Los Angeles Area and beyond.

When Jesus Took A Knee

The scenes and statements on the NFL fields during the last couple of weeks have been extraordinarily powerful. Moreover, the responses TO these acts of non-violent protests have been equally intriguing and mind boggling. Especially when there continues to be a tremendous attempt to change the narrative of, and purpose for the reason and right to protest. Don't get it twisted, y'all!! Watch out for the entrapment of shallow and shortsighted patriotism!! Now more then ever, we must STAY WOKE!!! … [Read more...]

I Am An Immigrant: The Story of Our Nation

You and your organization are invited to join The California Endowment,, The Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Holman Church and for a very special night celebrating our rich immigrant tradition in Los Angeles. Join us for I Am An Immigrant: The Story of Our Nation on Saturday April 18th. On June 18th, immigrant families, artists and actors will share the stage at Los Angeles’ historic Holman United Methodist Church, telling the history of our nation’s rich immigrant … [Read more...]

1965 Voting Rights Act 50th Anniversary Commemoration Starts August 1st

California and New York are covered with Southern states in recent ruling of 2015 Voting Rights Advancement Act Fix n Wednesday, July 29 at 9 am on the Los Angeles City Hall West Steps, elected officials will join a multi-cultural coalition at a press conference to announce the Los Angeles commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act (VRA) kicking off Saturday, August 1 with a slate of programs through August 9, including a tribute on the actual VRA signing date of … [Read more...]