Our Belief

We are glad that you visited our website today! We are believers in Jesus Christ, spreading the Good News of the Gospel, worshiping, teaching, growing, caring, sharing, cultivating Christian lifestyles, promoting justice, ministering to the needy, the oppressed and physically challenged, and people of all ages and nationalities, locally, with a focus on expanded outreach. We do this because we are led by the Holy Spirit and taught by Scriptures to obey the Great Commission: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:16-20).

The Right Reverend Samuel Lawrence Green, Sr., Presiding Bishop

The Reverend Dr. Allen Wayne Parrott, Presiding Elder

Dr. Kylon Jerome Middleton, Senior Pastor

The Reverend John Paul Brown, Retired Elder

The Reverend Clyde J. Corbin, Retired Elder

The Reverend Jesse Nathaniel Reid, Jr., Retired Elder

The Reverend Robert Julius Reid, Itinerant Elder

The Reverend Linda Chisolm-Haynes, Itinerant Deacon

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                            Our 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, 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 worshippers of color to leave the Methodist Episcopal Church in protest and start the African Methodist Episcopal Church in his Blacksmith shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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.




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        Worship with us

We extend an invitation to join our worship services. It is our goal that every visitor feel included and loved as part of the family of God. We have ministries to help individuals build relationships, feel a sense of belonging, and create a community pleasing to God. 

Whether you are married or single, young or old, all of us find our purpose in life and our connection with each other in the wonderful fact that God loves us. God does have an exciting plan for our lives and we are here to help you discover that plan, and to follow His will. As you take a look around, you will notice many friendly faces, and also see people who love Jesus Christ and have committed their lives to serving Him. Our church is committed to serving you and welcoming you into our family. 

We hope to see you soon. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Know that we are here for you


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Church Event Calendar & Weekly Sunday Worship Bulletin


Please Refer to our "Event" Section


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1 Thessalonians 1:3 - Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

Pastor Kylon Jerome Middleton may God bless you lavishly for your faithful service to the church.









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Parking presents a challenge downtown, metered on-street parking is sometimes available around the church, but we are aware that the city strictly enforces meter violations. Please observe all posted signs when parking on the street. For this reason, our church has collaborated with the city of Charleston to offer FREE parking at the city’s parking garages for people attending Sunday morning service. Please acquire your parking voucher from our wonderful ushers. Parking vouchers are valid only until 2:00pm. The closet city parking garage is located at Wentworth & St. Philip streets. The entrance to this garage is located past the intersection of Wentworth and King Streets, on the left (just before the St. Philip Street traffic light).


Online Bulletin Board

2nd Mortgage Burning Ceremony  

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By the Grace of God, on October 15 2017, Mt Zion A.M.E church celebrated the remittance of our 2nd mortgage. Our debt elimination campaign continues into 2018 in order to settle our primary mortgage.