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First A.M.E. Church of Las Vegas

 

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Every Sunday we bring a message of hope.
The only hope to be found in Jesus. 
 
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 Our Pastor


Reverend
Dr. Ralph E. Williamson
Dr. Ralph E. Williamson was appointed as the Senior Pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAMEC), North Las Vegas, Nevada, in November 2003.
 
According to FAMEC’s motto, “Where the Word is Taught, The Gospel is Preached, and Souls are Saved” under Rev. Williamson’s leadership, the church has grown over the years from having 375 members to nearly 1,000 members. With expanded church growth, quickly the church outgrew its sanctuary and multi-purpose room. Williamson presented a clear vision for the future of the church to the congregation. Upon establishment of a church expansion and steering committee, he has challenged the congregation to catch the vision.

 

In April 2006, members voted to commence work for a new sanctuary; and two years later FAME Church broke ground on a new worship center. In December 2008, the construction of a $2.6 million state-of-the art sanctuary was completed. The project was completed in adverse conditions, whereas many of FAME’s members were heavily impacted as Nevada led the nation in unemployment and foreclosures. Yet, the project was completed within scope, under budget, and ahead of schedule.

Under Rev. Williamson’s administration and leadership skills, new ministries and programs for the youth, seniors, and the under-privilege were created. They include a FAME food bank, a free summer lunch program for youth, tutoring programs for a wide range of subjects, and health ministries. FAME has received numerous grants from government and private institutions to fund many of its programs. In 2006, Rev. Williamson established FAME Transportation Inc. (FTI) to serve Medicare patients throughout the greater Las Vegas community. Under Williamson, leadership as the founder and CEO, FAME Transportation Inc., became the largest African American non-profit employer in the state of Nevada employed with over 21 employees and an annual budget of $600,000.

Among Williamson’s other ministry appointments, he has served as the pastor of Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church, Denver, Colorado, and Hubbard Chapel A.M.E. Church in La Junta, Colorado. Williamson also served as church administrator and Associate Minister at Shorter Community A.M.E. Church in Denver, and Assistant Youth Minister and Christian Education Superintendent at Payne Chapel A.M.E. Church in Colorado Springs.

Throughout Rev. Dr. Williamson’s career, he has received many special awards and honors recognizing his professional, academic, and community achievements, including being named as “Preacher of the Year” by the Lay Organization of the Fifth Episcopal District of the A.M.E. Church; Outstanding Pastor by the Southern California Young People’s Department; Minister of the Year by Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc., Far Western Regional Conference; and the “Spiritual Leadership Appreciation Award” by the City of Las Vegas Diversity Planning Team.

Prior to Dr. Williamson’s career as a pastor, he worked in the United States Postal Service in various management positions and as postmaster in midsize post offices. His duties involved postal operations, financial oversight, and personnel management.

Dr. Williamson is actively involved in the Las Vegas community where he has served on the Executive Board of Caucus of African American Nevadans (CAAN) and the Advisory Board for Southern Nevada Coalition of Concerned Women (SNCCW). He is the Board President for Colors of Lupus Nevada, a member of the Las Vegas Chapter of the NAACP; the Ministerial Alliance of Southern Nevada; Churches of Southern Nevada; the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce; the Urban Chamber of Commerce; founder of Focus Urban Development Corporation, and REW Ministries, Inc. Dr. Williamson is on the staff of United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio, where he serves as a Mentor in the Doctor of Ministry Program.

Dr. Williamson holds a Doctorate of Ministry Degree (D.Min.) from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio; a Masters of Divinity from the Iliff School of Theology; and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Colorado Christian University in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Williamson is also a graduate of the Harvard Summer Leadership Institute, where emphasis was placed on theological instruction for individuals engaged in community and economic development.

Pastor Ralph is especially concerned about the future facing the youth. As a result, he devoted considerable time to working with ‘Faith Trek’, a spiritual journey curriculum through the Iliff School of Theology, designed to help young people ages 16-18 reach their spiritual potential.

Dr. Williamson completed his dissertation at United Theological Seminary in 2008, on “A Collaborative Study Model for Enhancing Spiritual Growth in the Midst of an Ever-Changing Environment.” He has since published two spiritual curriculums one for adults entitled “Building a Covenant: Community: An Interactive Study Guide for Members”; and a curriculum for youth between the ages of 13-18 entitled, “Developing Your Spiritual Understanding: Preparing Youth for the 21st Century.” Both were written to enhance members with a deeper understanding of their Christian faith.

 

 Our Vision, Mission, Beliefs

Our mission is to meet the needs of our church, community,
and the world through deeds, acts,
and by spreading the liberating gospel of
Jesus Christ.
 
 
Our vision for First A.M.E. Church (FAME)
is to build a covenant community
through spiritual development, evangelism,
financial accountability, and church administration.
 
We Believe
God Can, We Can, I Can, God Can do,
We Can together, I Can as an individual
God is willing, We are able, I am ready,
 
With God ~ We can!
 
 

 

Worship The Lord In Giving

 

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Join Our Faithful Services and Ministries

Children
 
Allen Stars 
(ages 7 – 12)
within
Young Peoples & Children’s Division (YPD)
 
Mother Sunbeams
(ages 2 – 6)
within
Young Peoples & Children’s Division (YPD)

 
Seniors
 
Hands On Older People Environment (H.O.P.E.)
 
Celebrating
Our Elders Seniors Ministry
Youth
 
B.A.R.T. 
(ages 14 – 19)
Being A Responsible Teen
 
“Beautiful Praise” Dance Ministry
(ages 3 – 17)
 
FAME Youth for
Positive Action
(all ages)
 
Junior Usher Board
 
  Young Peoples & Children’s Division (YPD) 
(ages 13 – 17)
Young Adults

Genesis
Choir
(Youth and Young Adult)
 
Young Peoples & Children’s Division (YPD)
(ages 18 – 26)

 

 
Men

“Men of Thunder”
(Men’s Choir)

Men’s Bible Study

Sons of Allen
Women
 
Ambassadors for Christ (AFC)
 
Lillie M. Walker Women’s Missionary Society
(WMS)
 
“Chosen” Praise Dance Ministry 
 
“Voices of Praise”
(Women’s Choir) 
 
“WOW” 
(Women of Worship)
Bible Study

Community Outreach

B.A.R.T.
Body & Soul/Health Ministry
FAME Youth for Positive Action
Food Distribution
Women’s Missionary Society
Financial Workshops
Takin’ It To The Streets
Tutorial Program
Shelley Berkley Educational Foundation 
 
Pastoral
Cabinet
 
Steward Board
Trustee Board
Minister of Music
Minister of Praise and Worship
Minister of Youth
Minister of Bereavement
Director of Christian Education

Commissions

Membership and Evangelism
Christian Education

Missions and Welfare
Stewardship and Finance
Public Relations
Christian Social Action
Health

Auxiliaries

Church School
Class Leaders Council
Drama Ministry
Fred Alton Scholarship
Hospitality
Lay Organization
Music Department
Senior Usher Board
Stewardess Board
Bereavement
Body & Soul/Health
Pastor’s Aide
Transportation
Video, Sound & Production
 

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First A.M.E. Church Las Vegas

2446 Revere Street
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Telephone: 702.649.1774
Fax: 702.657.2989
Rev. Ralph E. Williamson, D. Min.
         FamechurchLV@gmail.com

PRAISE & WORSHIP SERVICES

Opening Prayer – 8:30 AM
Praise and Worship Choir – 8:45 AM
Sunday Worship Service – 9:00 AM
 
BIBLE STUDY
Wednesdays – 12:00 PM & 6:30 PM
Saturdays – 7:00 AM
 
MID-WEEK WORSHIP SERVICE
Thursdays – 10:00 AM
 
CHURCH SCHOOL
Sundays – 8:00 AM
(Adults)
Sundays – 10:00 AM
(Ages 13-18)
 
CHILDREN’S CHURCH
Sundays – 10:00 AM
(Ages 2-12)
 
 
 

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First A.M.E. Church Las Vegas
2446 Revere Street
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Telephone: 702.649.1774
Fax: 702.657.2989
Rev. Ralph E. Williamson, D. Min.
FamechurchLV@gmail.com
Office Hours:
Mondays – CLOSED
Tuesdays – Fridays: OPEN
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
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