Rev. Robert R. Shaw II (

Bishop Clement W. Fugh, presiding prelate of the 5th Episcopal District of the AME Church, appointed the Rev. Robert R. Shaw II as pastor of First AME Church of Los Angeles.  The announcement was made on Sunday, Oct. 29, at the close of the 99th Session of the Southern California Annual Conference.

Shaw, previously assigned as spiritual leader of Bethel AME Church in San Francisco, succeeds the Rev. J. Edgar Boyd, who has served as pastor of FAME since 2012.   Boyd retired after serving 52 years in the pastoral ministry.

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A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Shaw has accumulated decades of pastoral experience since the age of 18.  Over the years, he has served as pastor at five churches in Missouri as well as in the positions of youth minister and special assistant minister. In October 2017, Bishop Fugh appointed Shaw to Bethel AME – San Francisco where he served until his new appointment to FAME.

A list of the other pastoral appointment will be published in the November 2 edition of the L.A. Sentinel.