The Motto “God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, the Holy Spirit Our Comforter, Humankind Our Family” is a great summary of what the African Methodist Episcopal Church believes.
Also known as the A.M.E. Church for short, the denomination is Methodist in terms of its basic doctrine and order of worship. It was born, through adversity, of the Methodist church and to this day does not differ in any major way from what all Methodists believe. The split from the main branch of the Methodist Church was not a result of doctrinal differences but rather the result of a time period that was marked by man’s intolerance of his fellow man, based on the color of his skin. It was a time of slavery, oppression and the dehumanization of people of African descent and many of these un-Christian practices were brought into the church, forcing Richard Allen and a group of fellow worshipers of color to form a splinter denomination of the Methodist Church. To find the basic foundations of the beliefs of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, you need look no further than The Apostles’ Creed and The Twenty Five Articles of Religion.
Bishop E. Earl McCloud, Jr.
Supervisor Patricia Russell-McCloud, Esq.
The Reverend Alton B. Dillard, Sr., Presiding Elder
The Reverend John Sylvia, Pastor
The Reverend Roberta F. Smith, Associate Pastor
The Reverend Carolyn Hairston, Associate Pastor
St. Paul Senior Choir
St. Paul Men's Choir
The Next Generation of Praisers
Sons of Allen
Youth Dance Team
Eulalia Elizabeth Brantley-
Women's Missionary Society
Wednesday Community Dinner
CARLA - Charleston Area Religious Leaders Association
CBMA - Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance
RESET - A police and clergy organization which is encourage community police relationships
WV Council of Churches - Prison Ministry