Pastor J. Edgar Boyd

Biddy Mason Wellness Center – A Healthy Resource for South L.A.

The Biddy Mason Community Wellness Center will be a health and medical resource for South L.A. residents. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility takes place on Friday, September 29, at 11 a.m., at 2249 S. Hobart Street in Los Angeles.

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. 

FAME Church Celebrates 150 Years of Serving the L.A. Community

For the past year, the members of First AME Church LA, also known as FAME, have been honoring their heritage and celebrating 150 years of serving the Los Angeles community. On Friday, June 30, the congregation will host a black-tie dinner and awards show in Hollywood to commemorate its achievements and the leadership of Pastor J. Edgar Boyd.

First AME Church Observes 150 years of Ministry, Mission and Message

First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles is celebrating 150 years of ministry, mission, and message. The year-long celebration will continue through May 2023 and include various events and activities to commemorate the oldest Black Church established in the city of Los Angeles. “We invite the community to join us as we honor our heritage and celebrate the blessings bestowed upon us here at FAME,” said Pastor J. Edgar Boyd. “Our motto is first to serve, and we are proud to continue Biddy Mason’s vision and legacy as we have for the past 150 years.” Related Links: FAME’s rich history reaches

Joyous Celebration Salutes Life of Rev. G. Mansfield Collins

The Rev. G. Mansfield Collins made a huge footprint during his nearly 102 years of life. His impact was clearly apparent as hundreds filled the sanctuary of Bryant Temple AME Church to salute Collins’ legacy. During an uplifting memorial service on Oct. 10, Collins’ enduring love for God, family and community was celebrated through music, reflections and presentations.

Congratulations, Councilmember Heather Hutt! 

A huge crowd witnessed history when Heather Hutt was appointed to represent the L.A.’s 10th Council District on Friday, Sept. 2.    The Los Angeles City Council voted 10-2 for Hutt to serve as interim council member, making her the first woman and the first Black woman to hold the position. 

First AME – L.A. Hosts ‘Rock the Vacx’ Clinic

Free vaccinations are available at the ‘Rock the Vacx’ Clinic hosted by First AME Church of Los Angeles.  Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines are open to children ages 5 and up as well as adults.

First AME Plans Annual Missionary Day

The Sarah Allen Women’s Missionary Society of First AME Church-Los Angeles, will hold its Annual Missionary Day on Sunday, May 30, at 12 noon.  According to Pastor J. Edgar Boyd, the keynote speaker for the event will be the Rev. Francine Brookins, pastor of Bethel AME Church in Fontana. The virtual service, which honors individuals who have significantly impacted the South L.A. community even during the pandemic, may be viewed online via the church’s website at The honorees include Dr. Belinda Allen, executive director of West Angeles Community Development Corporation; Chancela Al-Mansour, Esq., executive director of the Housing Rights Center; and

Kirkland Preaches at Grant AME

The Right Rev. T. Larry Kirkland, Sr., retired AME bishop, will preach on Aug. 18, at 9:30 a.m., for the 113th anniversary of Grant AME Church, 10435 S. Central Ave., in Los Angeles. The Rev. Dr. J. Arthur Rumph is the host pastor. Inviting the public to attend, Kirkland said, “I look forward to seeing friends, former Brookins AME members and those who have supported me in ministry for years. Join me in celebrating Grant AME’s legacy in South L.A.” The celebration includes a 3 p.m. worship service featuring guest preacher, Pastor J. Edgar Boyd of First AME Church of

FAME’s Women’s Ministry Holds Special Service

First AME Church of Los Angeles’ Women’s Ministry will host a worship service entitled, “Women Who Slay,” on Saturday, June 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles. The Rev. Dr. Cecilia Williams Bryant, a spiritual leader, teacher, preacher, author and missionary, will lead the service, based on the scripture 1 Timothy 2:1-3.  This service is the first of three under FAME’s Women’s Season series of programs. “In this long overdue season of women’s empowerment and engagement sweeping through America, I am proud and honored to support the FAME’s ‘Women Who Slay’ mini-conference,”