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Arvell Charles

Elder Arvell Charles is pastor of the Little Valley Primitive Baptist Church in Holtville, California and the New Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California.
(August 2017 updated)


June 28, 1938 - June 5, 2020

On June 5, 2020, Elder Charles Arvell of Palmdale, California, was called to his eternal home. Charles Arvell was born, youngest of seven siblings, on June 28, 1938 to Mason and Grace Ola Charles of Arkansas, where Union County (AK) and Union Parish (LA) meet. Both his father and great-grandfather were ministers of the gospel.

Charles was ordained to the full work of the gospel ministry May, 1979, at the Glorious Kingdom Primitive Baptist church, Oakland, Ca. Elder John Henry Thrower served as Moderator. At this meeting John Wallace Thrower was also ordained minister and two deacons, Eugene Sanders Thrower and Willie Benson Jr.

On April 25, 1981, Charles and Brenda (Jackson) were married.

Brother Charles was called as pastor of the New Bethel Primitive Baptist, Los Angeles, and the Little Valley Primitive Baptist Church, Holtville, California.

June 18, 2020 Memorial Service

Welcome Elder Matt Sonstegard
Processional Elder John W. Thrower
Hymn “Amazing Grace”
Prayer Elder Jerry Anstey
Obituary Elder Eugene Thrower
Resolutions Elder Eugene Thrower
Scripture Reading Elder Willie Dixon
Speaking for the Church E.P. Charles, Deacon New Bethel PBC
Speaking for the Family Bessie Stewart Ross
Hymn “I’ll Fly Away”
Remarks Ministers: (About 2 minutes each)
Elder Tracy Frederickson
Elder Chris Crouse
Elder Chris McCool
Elder Charles Clark
Elder Ricky Harcrow
Elder David Montgomery
Eulogy Elder Larry Smith
Hymn “There is Coming a Day”
Recessional Elder John W. Thrower
Prayer Elder Joe Holder

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Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)
Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)