St. John of Raleigh

Who We Are

OUR CONFERNECE

St. John A.M.E. Church is in the Eastern District of the Western North Carolina Conference, in the Second Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

OUR NAME

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. It means that the church is governed by bishops. The chief executive and administrative officers of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination are the Bishops of the church.

OUR MISSION

The Mission of the AME Church is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people.

OUR VISION:

God has called us to reach the masses with the message of hope, love, peace, forgiveness and restoration. We believe that we are our brother’s keeper and are responsible for the well being of each other. To the young, old, weak, strong sick and shut in to the well and shut out, they are our brothers and sisters and we are held accountable by God.

OUR PURPOSE

The ultimate purposes are:

  • to make available God’s biblical principles,
  • to spread Christ’s liberating gospel
  • to provide continual programs to enhance the social development of all people

OUR STRUCTURE

The African Methodist Episcopal Church is a connectional organization. Each local church is a part of the larger connection:

Presiding Elders are the Bishop's assistants:

  • Appointed to supervise the preachers in a Presiding Elder’s District

Pastors:

  • In full charge of the Church and is an ex-official member of all boards, organizations and clubs of that Church.

Board of Stewards:

  • Advisers to the pastor and the spiritual leadership of the church
  • Assists the pastor in all administrative capacities

Board of Trustees:

  • Manage all temporal concerns of the church

Information for New Members:

90 Days to Discipleship:

The Membership Process

New Members Orientation:

Know Your Church

Testimonials...

"St. John is a wonderful place to experience the power of God, learn the Word of God, and get involved in the cause of kingdom building" --Ivye Arnold


"The people are so kind and considerate of visitors. It reminds us of the love of God"--Todd Jeffries.


"You can feel the love of God from the pastor to the congregation"--Floyd Mims

"I learn something every time I come to church and always leave encouraged"

--Darian W. Jones