Welcome from Bishop Ingram and Reverend Jessica...

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Grace, mercy, and peace be to you from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ: 

Welcome to the Official Website of the First Episcopal District.  We are pleased to share with you through the multiple pages published on this site information and resources to help you learn more about the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the First Episcopal District in particular. Visiting this site you will find a wealth of information about our ministry including statements about our history, vision, mission and key insights into the various ministry components of this great ecclesiastical institution simply known as the A.M.E. Church.  

As the  First of twenty Episcopal Districts established and organized as part of a connectional network of local church societies we serve as the Mother District of the A.M.E. Church.  The A.M.E. Church has a rich history and legacy of serving the people of God faithfully for over 200 years of ministry.  Since the founding and establishment of the first church “Mother Bethel” located here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the headquarters city of the First Episcopal District; thousands of A.M.E. congregations that have been planted in various neighborhoods and communities throughout the United States and around the world as we continue to grow.

The First Episcopal District consist of over 300 local church congregations who faithfully provide ministry to people of all generations, social/economic backgrounds and cultures.  Reverend Jessica and I encourage those who are not members of our church already to search for and visit one of our local A.M.E. Churches to experience the move of God and the presence of His Holiness in our Worship Services, Outreach and Fellowship ministries.

We hope that each of you visiting today will find our District Website informative and engaging.  For those who are faithful members of our A.M.E. Church family please use this website as a resource to stay informed about all that is happening throughout the District and the Connection.  This is a dynamic Website so click on every menu tab, label, icon and image to uncover information.  May God’s rich blessings be with you and your families each and every day as you seek Him to find peace, joy and happiness living your faith.

Again, Welcome to the First Episcopal District’ Official Website!

Yours In His Service,                                                   

The Rt. Reverend Gregory G.M. Ingram 
118th Bishop
African Methodist Episcopal Church

Reverend, Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram 
Episcopal Supervisor