Meet the Pastor – Grace United Methodist Los Angeles 2018-07-07T09:24:13+00:00

MEET OUR PASTOR

Reverend Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth
Newly Appointed Pastor to Grace United Methodist Church Los Angeles

Rev. Dr. Cedrick D. Bridgeforth

Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth

PASTORAL REFLECTIONS

Pastoral reflections by Rev. Dr. Bridgeforth will appear on this site soon. Please visit often to be challenged and inspired by our shepherd.  

REV. DR. CEDRICK D. BRIDGEFORTH  is a pastor, author, educator, writer, consultant, and public speaker. Bridgeforth, a native of Decatur, Alabama, has pastored Bowen Memorial, Crenshaw and Santa Ana United Methodist Churches. He is a former District Superintendent in the California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church with oversight of 84 congregations and approximately 12,000 congregants.  Currently, Bridgeforth is the Principle/Founder of 20/20 Leadership Lessons and serves as Director of Academic Programs at the Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies at the University of La Verne.

Bridgeforth earned a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Samford University, a Master of Divinity Degree from the Claremont School of Theology, and a Doctorate Degree in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine.

For two years, Rev. Bridgeforth served as national chairman for Black Methodist Church Renewal (BMCR), the  caucus that advocates for the unique needs of Black people in the United Methodist church.

Bridgeforth is also a veteran of the United States Air Force and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, U.S. Vets of Los Angeles, and has served on the United Methodist Church’s Inter-Ethnic Strategy Development Group. He has volunteered with the Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative, Boy Scouts of America, Project Alpha, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice.

The Grace UMC family joyfully welcomes our pastor and shepherd.

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