Pastors & Staff

Pastors & Staff

Rev. Victor Cyrus-Franklin

Rev. Victor Cyrus-Franklin is the Lead Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church of Los Angeles and Inglewood First UMC in Inglewood, CA and is an Ordained Elder in Full Connection in the United Methodist Church. Through teaching, preaching, living, and learning, Pastor Victor has a passion for ministry that crosses racial, gender and generational boundaries as we follow Jesus toward wholeness, reconciliation and justice.   A native of Nashville, TN, Pastor Victor is the son of a retired public school teacher and…

Pastor Lesa Smith

Pastor Lesa Smith is no stranger to Grace UMC. Her mother, father and three siblings moved three blocks from Grace Church in the summer of 1964. Her brother, Mark, was born a year later. The family joined Grace Church in 1965 after Florence Heights Methodist Church closed. Rev. Ennis Whaley, the first African-American pastor appointed to Grace Church, was the first to share with the young adult Lesa that he saw evidence of pastoral ministry gifts and graces in her. A…

Darren Holmes

Diana Andrews

Melida Smith

Susan Warren

Keithly Garnett

Earl Wooten

Kevin Everett

Kwame Gibson