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Founded in 1861, we, the family of St. Peter’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, believe that God has truly blessed us to survive as a congregation for 150 plus years.  As a part of the Church Universal we strive to do God’s will by spreading the Good News and winning Souls for Christ. By doing so, we are certain to continue to worship together and continue to bask in the glory of God and in His blessings.

Our Pastor, Reverend Dr. Robert Earl Kennedy came to St. Peter's in January 2007 with energy and a vision for change. He saw a need to grow our ministries that include the Youth, Women’s and Men’s Bible Studies, the St. Peter's Academy, the Visitation Ministry, the non-profit St. Peter's AME Foundation are just to name a few.  As a church family we look for Reverend Kennedy to lead the congregation to higher heights, as he is led by God.

What Is "AME"?

The acronym "AME" means African Methodist Episcopal and refers to a Christian faith founded in 1816 by the Rev. Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The word African means that the church was organized by people of African descent and heritage. It does not mean that the church was founded in Africa, or that it was for persons of African descent only.

The church's roots are of the family of Methodist churches. Methodism provides an orderly system of rules and regulations and places emphasis on a plain and simple gospel.

Episcopal refers to the form of government under which the church operates. The chief executive and administrative officers of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination are the Bishops of the church.