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Founded in 1787 by Richard Allen, the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME Church) is the world's oldest denomination founded by African-Americans. It has over 2 million members in 40 countries on five continents. The Mission of the AME Church is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people.
The word African means that the church was organized by people of African descent and heritage. It does not mean that the church was founded in Africa, or that it was for persons of African descent only.
The church’s roots are of the family of Methodist churches. Methodism provides an orderly system of rules and regulations and places emphasis on a plain and simple gospel. Episcopal refers to the form of government under which the church operates. The chief executive and administrative officers of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination are the Bishops of the church.
AME Church: AME Church, 500 8th Avenue South ,Nashville, TN 37203, Phone: (615) 254-0911.
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Learn more online at: https://www.ame-church.com