African Methodist Episcopal Church

African Methodist Episcopal Church

God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, Holy Spirit Our Comforter, Humankind Our Family

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Methodist

Polity

Episcopal

Associations

National Council of Churches; World Council of Churches; Churches Uniting in Christ

Founder

Richard Allen

Origin

1816

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Separated from

Methodist Episcopal Church

Congregations

7,000

Members

3 million

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the “AME Church“, is a Methodist denomination founded by Rev. Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1816 from several black Methodist congregations in the mid-Atlantic area that wanted independence from white Methodists. Allen was elected its first bishop in 1816.

From: Wikipedia



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