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

Isaiah Crowell
Graduate of Maranatha High School
Plans to attend California State University Northride
Ashley Williams
Graduate of John Muir High School
Plans to attend the University of California Berkeley
Tiffany Holmes
University of San Francisco
Sociology
Carlos Emilio Otaño
The New School
Film Studies and Music Composition
Caleb Aaron Venerable
University of Houston
Liberal Studies
Ka'Daar Marcelizz Hazelton
Mount Saint Mary's
MA in Marriage Family Therapy

Daisy Towler
Loyola Marymount University
MA in Urban Education with a Concentration Education Policy and Administration

Meet Our First Family

Rev. Larry E. Campbell, D. Min.
and
First Lady Melinda G. Campbell

What's happening at FAME

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About Us

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.
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