Reverend Larry E. Campbell
The Reverend Larry E. Campbell was the Senior Pastor of Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in San Bernardino, CA for over eight years. Before assuming the pastorate of Saint Paul, he served for over six years as the founding Pastor of Grace of Temecula Valley A.M.E. Church in Temecula, CA. Reverend Campbell is a native of Jacksonboro, South Carolina.
Pastor Campbell has been married over 28 years to Melinda G. Campbell. They have one son, Terrence Lamar Campbell, a 2011 graduate of Morehouse College and now serves as an editor at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, MO.
Pastor Campbell has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources from National University and a Masters of Divinity Degree from Azusa Pacific University (Haggard School of Theology. Pastor Campbell is presently attending United Theological Seminary (Dayton, OH) in pursuit of a Doctorate of Ministry with an emphasis in Leading Church and Community Renewal.
Pastor Campbell is a retired Chief Warrant Officer-5 from the United States Marine Corps after serving over 29 years of dedicated military service. Pastor Campbell is a Prince Hall Affiliated Mason and proud “Past Master of Gibraltar” Lodge #58 located in San Diego, CA.
Pastor Campbell is committed to making a difference in the community and proudly serves as Chief Executive Officer of New Focus Community Development Outreach Corporation (a Non-profit 501(c) 3, First Vice-Chairman of the Inland Empire Concerned African-American Churches (I.E.C.A.A.C.) and President of the Inland Empire African Methodist Episcopal Churches Ministerial Alliance (I.E.A.M.E.M.A.). He is also a proud recipient of the San Bernardino 2010 Black Rose Community Award.
Reverend Campbell has enjoyed a very fruitful Pastoral and Military career of helping others. He has served at various military bases and stations throughout the United States and abroad. He has received numerous accelerated promotions, distinguished military awards and personal recognitions throughout his Pastoral and Military career.
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.