Youth and Children

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me..."

Matthew 19:14

Our children are gifts from God.  While they are with us we must train them in the right way, so when they are older they will not depart from it.  Church is the first place our children is introduced to many public speaking, leadership roles, coordinating activities and other essential life skills.  For this reason, e encourage our children to be involved in church, and we actively seek them out to participate in various programs; some are dedicated to them and some are along side the adults.  However, he Third Sunday of each month is lead by young people and college students, and we recognize their accomplishments for that month.  We offer many ways for children to be involved.  Feel free to contact the point of contact for the activities we offer.

Children's Bible Study

Kindergarten - Second Grade
Thursday 5:00 - 5:45

Third - Fifth Grades
Thursday 7:00 - 7:45

Sixth - Eighth Grades
Wednesday 6:30 - 7:15

Young People's Division (YPD)

The YPD under the leadership of the Women's Missionary Society provides meaningful youth training programs and opportunities for leadership experience in all areas of church life.  By providing training in Evangelism, Christian Social Relations and Education programs the YPD is designed to connect youth more fully to the mission of the church and increase knowledge of the African Methodist Episcopal Church history and the scriptures.


Boy Scouts of America

First AME Church hosts Boy Scout Troop #40!  Mr. Clarence Stubblefield is the Scout Master.  If you would like more information, please click below.

Girl Scouts

First AME Church Pasadena hosts Girl Scout Troop #40.

Scholarship Opportunities for Graduating High School Seniors (Class of 2022)

Eunice M. Carlisle Scholarship
Florida Brown Community Scholarship
Marie Sumpter Scholarship
Marie Sumpter Scholarship Reapplication

Meet the Team

Rev. Van Edward White

Youth Coordinator

Gina Tervalon

YPD Director

Gloria Cubit

Church School  Superintendent

Rev. Dr. Jennifer Oliver

Youth Bible Study Instructor