Greater St. Joseph African Methodist Episcopal Church

God Our Father  |  Christ Our Redeemer  |  The Holy Spirit Our Comforter  |  Mankind Our Family


Isaiah 41:10  Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. (NLT)

Know Your Church

About Us - Our Beliefs

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.

Mission Statement

The mission of the church School is to teach, train, nurture, prepare and recruit adults and children in God’s word for Christian service, emphasizing those Christian principles which are essential for effective Christian growth and participation. This teaching and training is designed to prepare them for and assist them with effective living and Christian leadership in a changing society.

Welcome to the Greater St. Joseph African Methodist Episcopal Church Website. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the site. This is what we can the "Landing Page" or the first page you access when you come to the site. To return here Just click on "Home" in the menu you will see on all pages but this one.

Since our church is our spiritual home we have divided the site into "rooms" in that home. Each room has its own special content.

For the latest news and updates of upcoming events, please visit News Room. 

To learn about our Pastor, click on Pastor's Study.

To learn about our organizational structure and the "Who's Who" of the site click on Board Room.

To learn more about the African Methodist Episcopal Church in general and Greater St. Joseph's in particular, click on Church School.

To find out what is happening in our church and church community, click on Kitchen Table.

To see photos of our rich community life click on Fellowship Hall.