What time does service start?

Services are held every Sunday starting with Sunday School at 9:15 AM and Morning Worship at 10:30 AM.

How do I contact the church?

Our administrative offices are open Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Office closed Saturday and Sunday. You can call us at 219-886-7561 or email us at famegary@gmail.com

When is Bible Study?

We have bible study Wednesdays at 12 noon.

Do I need to attend a new member class?

You do not need to attend a class to fellowship with us. When you are ready to become a member, there is a class.

Where are you located?

We are located at 2045 Massachusetts Street, Gary, IN 46407. To see a map or to get directions, click here.

How should I dress?

At FAME, you come as you are. You will see members in suits and dresses as well as jeans and T-shirts. Wednesday Afternoon Bible Study is casual as well.

Who attends?

We have young and old, single and married, those with and without children, and various races and ethnic backgrounds. The majority of our members are families with children and teenagers, but there is also a large group of young married and singles of all ages.


Our church is operated through the tithes and offerings of its members. Each service our church family is given an opportunity to give back to God in support of the ministry. This is not a time of pressured involvement rather a cheerful celebration of HIS goodness to us. All offerings are a matter of free-will giving by the members and our guests need not feel obligated to give.

What is the music like?

At First AME Church you will experience everything from traditional and contemporary gospel, spirituals, hymns and contemporary praise. Feel free to join in song or dance. Freedom to praise and focus on God is the order of the day.

If you believe God has called you to serve and praise through song, consider one of FAME’s choirs. Accompanied by a variety of skilled musicians, FAME Church’s worshippers are ministered to by the inspired voices of The Chancel and Songfellows Choir (1st Sunday), Songfellows Choir (2nd Sunday) & 4th Sundays), The Youth Choir (2nd Sunday) and the Male Chorus (5th Sunday). On special occasions the choirs combine forming a beautiful mass choir.

Where do I park?

There is ample parking as well as handicap accessible parking for the worshippers in the front parking lot and on the southside of the church on the street.

Where do I go?

The Sunday School starts at 9:00 a.m. in the Baber Community Center Auditorium. Ushers and greeters are at the main entrance to direct you to where you need to go.

Is the church handicap accessible?

Yes. Both inside and out.