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African Methodist Episcopal Church

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  1. African Methodist Episcopal Church a.k.a. Girard Colored Mission is a Building in Georgia, Columbus.
  2. The African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland, was built in 1892 to replace a previous church which the congregation had outgrown. The congregation was founded in 1847 by a group of African-American Methodists who had previously worshiped from the balcony of the Centre Street Methodist Episcopal Church. The first church was built in 1848, then rebuilt and enlarged in 1871 and again in 1875.

There are other places with African Methodist Episcopal Church in their name, like Mount Olive African Methodist Episcopal Church.

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The African Methodist Episcopal Church, usually called the A.M.E. Church, is a predominantly African-American Methodist denomination based in the United States. It was founded by the 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 consecrated its first bishop in 1816. It began with 8 clergy and 5 churches, and by 1846 had grown to 176 clergy, 296 churches, and 17,375 members The 20,000 members in 1856 were located primarily in the North.

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Google previewCALL THE ROLL (2011)

Laity in the African Methodist Episcopal Church by Ethel H. Russaw

The African Methodist Episcopal Church is a member of the religion called Christianity, one of the major religions of the world. Although many scholars assert that Christianity came to be at Antioch (around AD 43) when the followers ofJesus ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of African American Society (2005)

by Gerald D. Jaynes

With more than 2 million members, the African Methodist Episcopal Church is one of the largest Methodist denominations in the world. See also African Methodist Episcopal Zion (AMEZ) Church, The; Black Christianity; Free African Society; ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Evangelicalism (2002)

by Randall Herbert Balmer

Today the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church number approximately 3.5 million, 1.2 million, and eight hundred thousand members, respectively.

Google previewReligion and Politics in America: An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life [2 volumes] (2016)

An Encyclopedia of Church and State in American Life by Frank J. Smith

African American preacher Richard Allen, after experiencing discrimination, formed the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in 1816; James Varick and Christopher Rush founded the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church (AMEZ) in ...

Google previewPocket Dictionary of North American Denominations (2010)

Over 100 Christian Groups Clearly & Concisely Defined by Drew Blankman, Todd Augustine

A year later, the church received its charter under the name African Methodist Episcopal Church of the City of New ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Christianity (1999)

by Erwin Fahlbusch

The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church all follow this pattern of episcopal leadership. British Methodist churches, it ...

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