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!
The Rev. Demetrese D. Phillips, D.Min
175th Anniversary Highlights
We’re on the ‘Gram
Founded in 1844, the "Mother Church" of African Methodism in the Deep South. Celebrating 175-years: #HSJ175. #GodisLove