Our Mission

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 A.M.E. Church evolved:  that is, to seek out and save the lost, and serve the needy through a continuing program of:

  • Preaching the gospel
  • Feeding the hungry
  • Clothing the naked
  • Housing the homeless
  • Cheering the fallen
  • Providing jobs for the jobless

Ministering to the needs of those in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, asylums and mental institutions, senior citizens' homes; caring for the sick, the shut-in, the mentally and socially disturbed and encouraging thrift and economic advancement.

Church Theme

Striving Towards a Fruitful Congregation Through Discipleship and Service

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth: and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.   

The third day He arose from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the church universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.  

Rules for Christians

  • Ask God to bless those who persecute you
  • Weep with those who weep
  • Show the same spirit toward all  alike   
  • Do not  be proud, but  accept  humble duties and duties humbly  
  • Do not think of yourself wise
  • If  someone does evil to you,  do not  pay him/her back with evil
  • Do everything possible to live at peace with all men
  • Never take revenge
  • Be sincere in love
  • Love one another warmly as brothers and sisters in Christ and be eager to show respect for each other
  • Share your belongings with needy brothers and sisters
  • Let hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles
  • Serve the Lord with a heart full of devotion

St. John A.M.E. Church, its pastor and congregation, rejoice in the past, are committed to serving Christ and remain steadfast in pursuit of Christian excellence