First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles

Opinion: How We Can Protect Our Communities From COVID After the Pandemic 

Overcoming challenges that Black communities here in Los Angeles and throughout California have faced due to COVID-19 has not been easy. However, through hard work, listening to our community, and the power of prayer, we have found ways to win over the virus. After all, prayers are powerful, but even more so when paired with COVID-19 medications.

FAME Celebrates 150 Years of Service

First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles prides itself as being the church of the people.  Lead by Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, the congregation and their leadership got a chance to take a bow on Friday, June 30 at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood. 

Ruby Norman Marks 105th Birthday

Travis Jr., Travis Sr., Trenais and Charlotte Roberts with their aunt, Ruby Norman. Rejoicing and cheers filled the air as relatives, church members and friends gathered on September 11 to honor Ruby Norman on her 105th birthday. Through more than ten decades of living, Norman has maintained her godly spirit, stylish attire and witty conversation. Norman began her birthday celebration at First AME Church of Los Angeles where she has worshipped for 62 years. The service included a salute to Norman by First Lady Florence Boyd and Marye Barnett of the Women’s Missionary Society. “Mrs. Ruby Norman is full of

FAME Church Prevails in Lawsuit Against Former Pastor

After a nearly four-year court battle, First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles (FAME) has prevailed in a lawsuit against its former pastor, the Rev. John Hunter; his wife, Denise Hunter; and several others for inappropriately separating and removing the public benefit assets from the control of FAME church, without the knowledge of the congregation. The defendants dismantled the church-approved bylaws of the FAME Assistance Corporation (formerly known as FAME Renaissance) and FAME Housing, which included a 27-member Board of Directors and a stipulation that the active pastor of First AME Church of Los Angeles be the head of