IMG_1273pt2   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 the 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

Rev. Augustine’s Blog: Liberation and Meditation

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    We were blessed to have an amazing Family & Friends Day worship celebration, on Sunday, August 14th, at Historic St. James AME Church.

    The Revered Dr. Robert Brumfield, senior pastor of Oak Grove AME Church (Detroit, MI) brought a mighty word from above, and the church proudly honored some of the finest law enforcement officials in the United States.

    We were pleased to present Meritorious Service Awards to Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin N. Gusman, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael S. Harrison, and First District Commander Hans Ganthier. We were also delighted that so many uniformed officers came and were such a blessing to us!

    We salute the bravery of the men and women that literally put their lives in the line–day in and day out–to keep our communities safe.

    Blessings and best wishes from your family at Historic St. James AME Church, where we always show … #GodisLove

    Rev. Jonathan C. Augustine
    Senior Pastor, Historic St. James AMEC


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