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Rudy Hagood

lead Pastor


Rudy was born in Los Angeles but his family is from Alabama.  So, he considers himself a west coast guy with a down south flair, or in his words, he’s west coast Alabama!  He and his lovely, oops, sorry for understating, his "fine wife" Osharye, again, as he would word it, have 7 crazy kids (count 'em).  They say that their kids taught them what life is all about.  He is grateful and honored to be the Lead Pastor at University Christian Church in Los Angeles CA.  He is a graduate from Hope International University (HIU) and Southwestern Christian College.  He is currently pursuing an MDIV from HIU. Pray for our Pastor! 

Rudy was ordained as a Pastor on September 24, 2000.  He is passionate about unity in the body of Christ, discipleship, and bridging concepts and people.  He tends to speak with passion and conviction.  His one reward is that he and people move one step forward as a result of each encounter.  

Rudy has over 20 years of experience in the social work fields where he developed a passion for helping people help themselves. Although his favorite sport is baseball, he received a basketball scholarship to Florida A&M University.  His favorite food changes every week and he’s read over 70 Star Wars books. I think that makes him a Jedi.  His favorite quote is “Every man who stands to proclaim the Word should speak with something of the bold authority of the Word itself.” ~ A.W. Tozer