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
Senior Pastor

Sundays @ 9:30am

1700 N. Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA  91103

Rev. Dr. Larry E. Campbell          Mrs. Melinda G. Campbell
Senior Pastor                                              First Lady

134th Rose Parade

FAME's Praise Team joins two-time Grammy Award winner Tanya Tucker for the finale of the Rose Parade.

134th Rose parade

FAME Pasadena’s very own Dana Hazelton represented STEAM:CODERS, by riding on the Building Industry of Southern California’s “Building for the Future” float, sponsored by SoCalGas.
On behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People  (NAACP) of Pasadena, Mrs. Juanita West Tillman, the Branch Manager/Office Secretary, presented First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Pasadena the COVID Community Care Award 2022 for offering COVID vaccinations and testing.  Rev. Dr. Larry E. Campbell, Senior Pastor, is shown with the award.

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About Us

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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.