African Methodist Episcopal Church

African Methodist Episcopal Church, Methodist denomination (see Methodism). It was established in 1816 in Philadelphia with Richard Allen as its first bishop. In 1991 there were about 3.5 million members in the United States.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on African Methodist Episcopal Church from Fact Monster:

  • Richard Allen - Allen, Richard Allen, Richard, 1760–1831, American clergyman, founder of the African ...
  • Henry Ossawa Tanner - Tanner, Henry Ossawa Tanner, Henry Ossawa, 1859–1937, American painter, b. Pittsburgh; son of ...
  • Prince Hall - Prince Hall clergyman, abolitionist Born: 1735 Birthplace: Barbados Hall established the African ...
  • Richard Harvey CAIN - CAIN, Richard Harvey (1825—1887) CAIN, Richard Harvey, a Representative from South Carolina; ...
  • Largest U.S. Churches, 2005 - Largest U.S. Churches, 2005 Denomination name Members (thousands) The Roman Catholic Church 67,260 ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Protestant Denominations