First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena

Fame Pasadena

Fame Pasadena



Reverend Larry E. Campbell

“There is no growth without challenge, and there is no challenge without change.” – Warren Wiersbe

The Reverend Larry E. Campbell serves as our Senior Pastor. Before assuming the pastorate of FAME, Pasadena he served as the Senior Pastor of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, San Bernardino for over eight years. He is also noted as the founding Pastor of Grace A.M.E. Church in Temecula, CA where he served for over six years. Reverend Campbell is a native of Jacksonboro, South Carolina.

Pastor Campbell enjoys a blessed marriage to Melinda G. Campbell, a talented woman in her own right; they have been married for over 28 years. They are especially proud of their beloved son, Terrence Lamar Campbell, a 2011 graduate of Morehouse College and now serves as an editor at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, MO.

As an ordained Itinerant Elder in the A.M.E. Church, Pastor Campbell has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources from National University. He completed his Masters of Divinity Degree at Azusa Pacific University (Haggard School of Theology) in Azusa, CA.

On May 22, 2015, Pastor Campbell obtained his Doctorate on Ministry Degree with emphasis in Leading Church and Community Renewal from United Theological Seminary (Dayton OH).

Pastor Campbell strongly believes that TEACHING plus PREACHING equals HEALING. He is committed to saving souls, spreading the good news of the gospel through the preached word, and administering to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and environmental needs of God’s
people. To God be the Glory!

New Youth Minister

It is a pleasure to welcome Reverend Joan Taylor to our Ministerial Staff. Rev. Taylor is an ordained Itinerant Elder of the AME Church. She will serve in the capacity of Children and Youth Minister of our beloved church. Effective Sunday, February 7, 2016, Children Church will be available each month on the following Sundays:

First Sundays — 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Second Sundays — Immediately after Meet and Greet Fellowship

Third Sundays— 8:00 am – 11:00 am — Children and Youth will lead Worship Services

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