Yet, Another Pop Question : LUSENET : A.M.E. Today Discussion : One Thread

True or False. If the statement is false, briefly explain why.

1. The AMEC is the oldest black church in the US. QED

-- Anonymous, October 08, 2001


The AMEC was founded as an African Church. Membership was not restricted to Africans however. As to the question, I don't know which "black" church is the oldest.

Blessings, Pastor Paris

-- Anonymous, October 09, 2001


-- Anonymous, October 09, 2001

Hi Bill,

First Baptist Church in Petersburg, Va. on Harrison street publishes on its Sunday bulletin that it is the oldest Black church in America. At present, I can't recall the date that they use. In my reading of THE LIFE EXPERIENCE AND GOSPEL LABORS OF THE RT. REV. RICHARD ALLEN he pointed out that he thought the methodist denomination as opposed to the church of England would be better for the uplift of Africans during that time. Can anyone out their explain the chronological history of denominations in America? Were the methodists and episcopalians the first in the Northern States and the Baptists in the Southern states?


-- Anonymous, October 09, 2001

Hello, The African Methodist Episcopal Church Denomination is the first black denom Church to founded on American soil. There was never any question that the baptist church mentioned was not the oldest black church founded by Blacks. I remember quite well from my "History of The Baptist" Textbook in the Baptist Seminary That I attended as an A>M>E>.

-- Anonymous, October 09, 2001

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