African Methodist Episcopal Church


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African Methodist Episcopal Church,

Methodist denomination (see MethodismMethodism,
the doctrines, polity, and worship of those Protestant Christian denominations that have developed from the movement started in England by the teaching of John Wesley.
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). It was established in 1816 in Philadelphia with Richard AllenAllen, Richard,
1760–1831, American clergyman, founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He was born a slave in Philadelphia and purchased his freedom. He became pastor of a black group that had seceded from the Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia.
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 as its first bishop. In 1991 there were about 3.5 million members in the United States.
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That includes demonstrating that the gay community wants to be inclusive, said the Reverend Leonard Jackson of Los Angeles's First African Methodist Episcopal Church and past president of the Los Angeles Council of Churches.
National sponsors for The Benefit Bank include the National Council of Churches, the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Salvation Army, United Church of Christ, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, AARP, and the Children's Defense Fund.
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61) African Methodist Church, New York City, "The Doctrines and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in American, Established in the city of New York, October 25, 1820" Publisher: Christopher Rush and George Collins (New York, 1820), UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library, Elizabeth and James Abajian Collection of Afro-Americana.
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I grew up in Mississippi in the '50s and '60s in a small African Methodist Episcopal church.
The historical significance of the man lies with the role he played in the transformation of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Three large new enrollments include the African Methodist Episcopal Church with over three and a half million members in their 13 United States and 7 world wide districts.
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