The African Methodist Episcopal Church


The African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church has a unique and glorious history. It is unique in that it is the first major religious denomination established in the Western World because of sociological and theological beliefs and differences. The AME Church rejected the negative theological interpretations that rendered persons of African descent second-class citizens. Ours was a theological declaration that God is God all the time and for every person. Our church was born in protest against slavery - against dehumanization of African people, brought to the American continent as labor.

The Mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and environmental needs of all people by spreading Christ's liberating gospel through word and deed. At every level of the Connection and in every local church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society, out of which the AME Church evolved: that is, to seek out and save the lost, and serve the needy.