Pastor J. Edgar Boyd


Reverend “J” Edgar Boyd is the Pastor of the 142-year-old First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles (FAME), the oldest African American church in the city.



Assigned to the church in 2012, Pastor J. Edgar Boyd leads a congregation of thousands and emphasizes Biblically-based Pastor J Edgar Boydspiritual practices, stewardship, congregational involvement, appropriate record-keeping, fiscal controls and accountability and transparency in operating procedures.  In addition to ministering to the spiritual needs of the congregation, he has empowered the church’s leadership (through a commission system) to more proactively address the overall health, social and educational needs of the parishioners and the larger community.

As the Chief Executive Officer of FAME, he conceived the recent formation of the South Los Pastor Boyd And WifeAngeles Community Development and Empowerment Corporation (SLACDEC), organized to develop a collaboration with other denominations to address social and economic issues impacting a 32 square mile area of South Los Angeles.   Among his areas of interest are: the welfare of transitional age youth within the foster care system, law enforcement relations within diverse communities, K-12 education and economic empowerment.

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