Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Dover

Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Dover


Join Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Dover Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, Dover for two very special liturgies celebrating the Holy Days and acknowledging our current state as a community of Believers.
Join us at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Dover over the next few weeks, as Rev. Erika Crawford, grows us from being a believing congregation to a beloved community.
Dear pastor, Greetings from Stawa University in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. I am the provost here, and I would like to link Christian students in our religious studies department to spiritual growth opportunities in your church, such as Bible studies and or participating in your church service. Please contact me at [email protected] . We can also chat further on Skype. Let me know. God Bless, Larry
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The History of Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church The history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church can be traced to the year 1787, when in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a group of disinherited Americans whose forefathers came from the continent of Africa were asked to leave Saint George’s Methodist Episcopal Church. While most denominations have had their genesis as a result of a doctrinal position or biblical dispute, the Free African Society which began in 1787 was birthed as a result of racial prejudice. The leader of this group was a 27 year old “African” Richard Allen, a man of courage and passionate faith. He was born a slave in Philadelphia on February 14, 1760 and grew up on a plantation in Delaware. He founded Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1794, was ordained a minister in 1799 and later became bishop. Richard Allen died in 1831. The original records, which are available concerning the organizing of the first African Methodist Episcopal Church in Dover, Delaware, dated back to April 1873. A certificate of incorporation was recorded in the Court House, Kent County, Dover, Delaware on April 4, 1873 in the name of the Trustees of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church was established in April 1893 and erected on Kirkwood Street, Dover, Delaware. The Church progressed over the years under the leadership of such ministers as Reverends William Davis, Richard Barney, Leonard Patterson, Thomas Moore, Abram Buckley, Thomas Cuff, Charles Ferrier, Parris Duckers, Richards, West Bevins, Marshall P. Gaines, Zoa Nichols, Oliver, Dorce, Harding Williams, W. N. Brown, P. Abner, Jenkins, Coverdale, Drummonds, G. D. Matthews and C. W. Reid. On April 13, 1910, the trustees of the AME Church purchased a lot on North Queen Street where the former church parsonage was erected under the administration of The Reverend Marshall. On April 11, 1943, the church celebrated the burning of the $1,000.00 mortgage and in 1947 an annex was erected in the rear of the church. In 1957, the late Reverend Donald George Kenneth Ming (later Bishop) was transferred from the South New Jersey Conference. Under his pastorate, the present church edifice was erected at its present location and the name of the church was changed from Bethel to Mount Zion. The church was dedicated on September 27, 1959 by the late Bishop George Wilbur Baber, Presiding Prelate of the First Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1960, The Reverend Elmo Bean was transferred from the South New Jersey Conference. During his tenure, a large portion of the mortgage was paid and a stained glass window was installed. On May 15, 1966, the late Reverend Rudolph Wesley Coleman was transferred from Newark, New Jersey. Under his leadership, the $40,000.00 mortgage was burned in 1972 and a new expansion program began in May 1973. On June 13, 1987, Mount Zion hosted the Bicentennial centerpiece event, commemorating the Dover-Philadelphia-Baltimore trek and is proud to be the trustee of the Richard Allen Memorial dedicated in Dover. At the time of his demise in June 2001, The Reverend Doctor Coleman had pastored Mount Zion for 35 years. In July 2001, The Reverend Troy I. Thomas was transferred from the New York Annual Conference to serve as pastor of Mount Zion. The church was blessed by the leadership of The Reverend Thomas and by the ministry of his wife, The Reverend Maxine L. Thomas. An outstanding accomplishment during the pastorate of Reverend Thomas was the purchasing of the Mount Zion parsonage located in the Meadows Development. Several persons answered the call to preach during Reverend Thomas’ administration: The Reverend Rita Mishoe Paige, Reverend James Platt, Reverend Sandra Yates, Sis. Gayle Whitley, and Reverend Pamela Connelly. On November 5, 2004, The Reverend Thomas was transferred to the Philadelphia Annual Conference. The Reverend Wayne Arthur Johnson, Sr. was transferred from the New York Annual Conference and assigned to the pastorate of our congregation. In June of 2008, The Reverend Ellis B. Louden was transferred from the Philadelphia Annual Conference, and currently presides as the leader or our flock.

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101 N Queen St
Dover, DE

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Sunday Service: -------------------------- Sunday Breakfast___8:30am-9:00am Sunday School___9:00am-10:15am Sunday Worship___10:30am Bible Study: -------------------------- Wednesday: Seasoned Saints - 12 Noon; Pastor's Bible Study 7:00pm 1st & 3rd Saturday - Women of Worship - 9:00am-10:00am 2nd & 4th Saturday - Men of Victory & Power - 9:00am-10:00am
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