Pastors Statement

Greetings in the name of the Lord:

We welcome you to the Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcoal Church, where everybody is somebody because the Lord is the HEAD! We are one body consisting of many parts.

The Africn Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest Black denomenation in North America. It was founded in 1787 when a group of slaves and free persons led by Richard Allen walked our of St. Gregorys Methodist Church, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, purchased an old blacksmith shop and moved it to a lot which had been purchased by Richard Allen. This accomplished Allens wish to have the church near the Black community. They called this church Bethel (House of God). The first pulpit was an anvil. The first preacher, and later the first Bishop, was Richard Allen, a man who taught himself to read and write, who bought his own freedom and that of his brother. The group called itself the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

The infant Church grew. It established a dozen colleges, a hospital, the first Black corporation, the first Black newspaperthe A.M.E. Recorder, and established a reputation for social concerns and freedom fighting. The doors are open to every color, every race! its two million members are found in American, Africa, the Caribbean, England, and Canada.

The Lord has been working with Allen for over one hundred and thirty three years, making Allen the Mother Church in Kansas City, along with our sister Church, Second Baptist Church. WE KNOW WHAT PRAYER CAN DO!

Allen is becoming a Holy Ghost filled congregation, with a special emphasis on teaching, praying, fasting, preaching, and spreading the work of God to all. We understand that true liberation comes through the Holy SpiritI Corinthians 3:17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where, the Spirit of the lord is, there is liberty.

Our Mission Statement reads: The Spirit of the Lord is upon us because He hath annointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; He hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind; to set at liberty those that are bruised; to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18-19.

As we sprout out in faith we ask you to join our family in this struggle toward true liberation. If we can ever serve you, we are but a prayer or phone call away.


Pastor Al

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