img_1273pt2Welcome 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. Jonathan C. Augustine, JD, MDiv

Senior Pastor


Pastor’s Reflections

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    February 11, 2018 was special at Historic St. James AME Church.

    We celebrated #FoundersDay of the #AMEChurch, continued our celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth✊🏾, and welcomed several special guests. The Earl L. Bradford Masonic Lodge joined us for their anniversary worship celebration, members of the Beta Chapter of Aloha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. visited, while in New Orleans for #MardiGras2018, and Royce Duplessis, Esq., a candidate for state representative who has longstanding family connections with the church, visited to promote his candidacy.

    Of all our praise and worship, we thank God the most for Brother Gilbert Harrison, a new member, who gave his life to Christ.

    Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow …

    Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine
    46th Pastor
    Historic St. James AME Church

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