First AME Church Pasadena
"Serving Since 1887"
Welcome to the First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest Black congregation of denomination in Pasadena. Serving the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and environmental needs of all people since 1887.
Rev. Dr. Larry E. Campbell
Sundays @ 9:30am
1700 N. Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103
Meet Our First Family
Rev. Larry E. Campbell, D. Min.
First Lady Melinda G. Campbell
What's happening at FAME
Each week God speaks to his people through the Pastor or
Get to know more about what makes us different.
First African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest Black congregation of denomination in Pasadena, was founded in the fall of 1887, in the home of Silas and Cynthia Carnahan. Under the direction of Rev. I. W. H. Nelson, the formal organization was completed in the spring of 1888. The first pastor appointed to serve the church was Rev. J. R. McClain. We currently worship and serve the community at corner of Raymond and Penn, and Rev. Dr. Larry E. Campbell serves as the Senior Pastor.
Plan a Visit
All are welcomed to worship and praise God at First AME Church. If you would like more information before you visit, please call the church office at (626)798-0503 or You can click below to send an email for more information.