Welcome to Historic St. James African Methodist Episcopal Church and thank you for visiting our Website!

The African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) is a connectional body, tracing its origin to 1787, in Philadelphia, PA, with the establishment of the first Black-owned and governed religious organization.  After the Free African Society was formed, in 1816, the AMEC was officially incorporated.  In 1844, as the AMEC spread to the Deep South, the “Mother Church” established was Historic St. James.  We are proud of our history, and in keeping with the social justice-oriented focus of the AMEC, we are equally proud of our various ministries that represent our present.

You are always welcome at Historic St. James AMEC, the church where we profess and show that #GodisLove!

Continued Blessings,

The Rev. Demetrese D. Phillips, D.Min

Senior Pastor

Covid19 Updates

In light of the situations surrounding Covid-19 you can find church updates below:


During this different time we have to innovate with some of our process. As such, we have an updated way to give to the church.  Click the link below give using the Givelify App

Good News for Hard Times: 06/07/2020

3/14/2020 Update Announcement


Corona Church memo update

Church Contributions

Click here to contribute to the 176th Church Anniversary
Click here to pay your Tithes and Offerings
Click here to donate to the Church's Restoration Fund
Other Donations ... (specify)

Recurring Events

Recent Sermons

Latest News