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In 1787, Rev. Richard Allen and Rev. Abalom Jones withdrew from the St. George Methodist Church, Philadelphia, because of "unkind treatment" and restrictions placed upon worshippers of African descent. They founded the FREE AFRICAN SOCIETY, which was the beginning of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1816, Richard Allen called together sixteen representatives from African Churches in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey, to meet in Philadelphia.  A church organization or "Connection" was organized as the African Methodist episcopal Church. Richard Allen is the FOUNDER AND FIRST CONSECRATED BISHOP of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. 
OUR NAME:  African Methodist Episcopal - A.M.E.

AFRICAN:  in our name signifies our cultural heritage.

MEDITATION:  In our names signifies our systematic method and habits of spiritual disciplines of prayer, mediation, study, worship and praise.

EPISCOPAL:  In our name signifies that our church is governed by Bishops. Our local church is in the Tenth Episcopal District (State of Texas) and our bishop is Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie.

OUR BELIEFS:  We believe in the basic doctrines of Christian faith. The standard of faith for the A.M.E. church is the Twenty-Five Articles of Religion which were adopted from those that John Wesley extracted from the Church of England.

OUR MOTTO:  God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, Holy Spirit Our Comforter, Humankind Our Family.
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