Bishop Charles Blake Makes Public His Parkinson’s Diagnosis

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A recent revelation from Bishop Charles Blake of West Angeles Church of God in Christ brought to an end speculation about the state of his health. Towards the close of the April 24 Sunday service, Blake announced that for the past ten years he had been battling Parkinson’s Disease.

“As the Senior Pastor of West Angeles Church, I have led and served this great church daily for more than 53 years. However, most recently I am acutely aware that my Parkinson’s diagnosis is impacting my physical stature, and vocal strength. With this in mind, I want to share a few thoughts, with you, my West Angeles Family and my Community,” Blake shared in an official statement released a day later.

“Many individuals with Parkinson’s continue to live long, satisfying lives. I will continue to serve my congregation just as I have before my announcement. I will continue to preach the Gospel, rotating as I have with my sons, Co-Pastor Charles E. Blake II and Young Adult Pastor Lawrence C. Blake, and the clergy of West Angeles Church.

“Lady Mae, and our children have been steadfast in supporting me during this time,” he continued. “Although it is obvious that I do not move as fast as I used to, I am still very much excited about the work of God and the future of West Angeles.”

First Lady Mae Blake offered her thanks for the prayers and the love they have been shown.

“I’m just so happy that Bishop Blake is still here for us to love on, and learn from,” she added. “I praise God that He’s not done with West Angeles or Bishop, and that God has more work for us to do.”

In November, Blake announced the elevation of his son, Elder Charles Blake II, to co-pastor of the mega-ministry. Bishop Blake announced that the appointment– a joint collaboration between Bishop Blake, Jurisdictional Bishop Joe Louis Ealy, and the West Angeles Board of Directors would play a critical role in helping to guide the future of West Angeles in the 21st century as the church completes several monumental projects, including its Family Life Center, which is under construction.


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Comments (5)

  • Thank GOD for Bishop Emeritus Pastor CHARLES E BLAKE.

    GOD blessed us with you and for that I will always be thankful and appreciative.



    Thanks again and In the name of JESUS be made well and whole.

    Completely Well and Whole.

    It is So.

    Thank you JESUS for hearing and answering prayer.

  • MAJOR and Sylvia Johnson, Pastor and Wife

    Dear Faithful and Honorable Bishop Charles Blake and Family we will continue to pray for you and your family. Thank you and your family for your faithful service over the years.

  • Patricia Stevenson

    Praying for Bishop Blake God is able to do anything but fail! Love ❤️ peace and happiness is my prayer for you and your family

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