First AME Church was designed by noted architect Paul R. Williams (Ysa Adams/Incite Photography)

As celebrates its Sesquicentennial of ministry, the congregation takes pride in lifting up its mantra over the past century and a half, “First to Serve.”  At the center of FAME’s service is a diverse menu of community projects, programs, and ministries that are provided for the community.

Those programs include:

FAME Housing, 320 Units of Affordable Housing: Eugene Thomas (AIDS and HIV affected households), FAME Manor (Multi Family Housing), FAME Gardens (Multi Family Housing), FAME Arms (Housing for Sr. & Disabled), FAME Adams Sr. Gardens (Sr. Housing), FAME North East/West (Multi Family Housing)

FAME Assistance Corporation: 25,000 Square Feet of Office Space in the West Adams District, LA Metro’s Community Transportation Program.

SLACDEC (South Los Angeles Community Development and Empowerment Corp.):

HVAC Training Program: Provides free 10-week training intensive for men and women in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning.  Committed individuals who graduate  from the program will be issued a license and certification, entitling them  to begin work in the HVAC Industry as Installation and Systems Maintenance Specialists.

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FAME Free Legal Clinic: Retired judges, lawyers, and paralegals, work with community persons and families to equip and prepare them to successfully work through a variety of

legal matters ranging from criminal record expungement, housing eviction, insurance policy review and much more.

The Biddy Mason Community Wellness Center: Several local community hospitals, health clinics, doctors, nurses, and medical health specialists have partnered with FAME Church to develop a model “Wellness Center” which will serve the community by providing examination and testing and diagnosis for persons with physical and mental issues.  The program’s mission is “to reach the traditionally underserved community, through a ‘Trusted Community Institution, providing services and referrals aimed at increasing the quality of life for persons not currently connected to centers of care, by addressing physical and mental issues with dignity and trust.”  The center is scheduled to open in the 2200 Block of Hobart Boulevard in late September 2023.

On June 30, at 6 p.m., FAME Church will gather at the beautiful Taglyan Cultural Center, located at 1201 N. Vine Street in Hollywood for an exciting GALA celebration where eight prominent individuals will be honored for their contributions in partnership with FAME Church:

The honorees are the Rev. Dr. Cecil L. “Chip” Murray, former FAME pastor; Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., community activist and business owner; Darrell Brown, banking and financial executive; Areva Martin Esq., civil rights attorney and community service provider; Dr. Jerry Abraham, public health advocate; Rev. Dr. Carieta Cain-Grizzell, AME pastor and community development organizer; Clifton Albright Esq., business and legal attorney; and Wilfred Marshall, small business developer.

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