Rudy Hagood was born in Los Angeles and was raised in Compton CA (yep the other Hollywood). He now lives in Westchester CA. with his lovely, oops, sorry for understating, his fine wife Osharye. They have 7 crazy kids (count em), & those kids teach them what life is all about.
Rudy is passionate about unity in the body of Christ, discipleship, and bridging concepts and people. As such, he is an active member of the Racial Unity Leadership Summit (RULS) and a member of the Steering Committee for O.N.E. Westchester/Playa. He also serves as President of the Board of Directors for a Homeless Center as well as serves on the Board of Directors for Reunion Church. He is currently pursuing an MDIV from HIU. Pray for this brother!
Rudy has over 20 years of experience in the social work fields where he developed a passion for helping people to 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.
Rudy serves as the Lead Pastor at University Christian Church. He is a graduate from Hope International University (HIU) and Southwestern Christian College (SwCC). He assisted in planting the Metropolitan Church of Christ where he served for 7 years as an Associate Pastor. Rudy has also served at Shepherd of the Hills Church, Discovery Church and New Vintage Church. Rudy was ordained as a Pastor on September 24, 2000.
Rudy’s 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