Rev. Al Sharpton with Rep. Laura Richardson at the 2012 Western Baptist State Convention in Los Angeles. (Photo by KB Graphfixx)

*The Reverend Al Sharpton was among the many notables at the Western Baptist State Convetion’s Women’s Day in Los Angeles, Calif.

Others included Congresswoman Laura Richardson who presented  President Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick with a special recognition gift.

Reverend Al received a standing ovation for his sermon before a packed house at the Good Shepard Baptist Church in South Los Angeles Thursday.