Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram and Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram

A message from our episcopal leaders

Welcome to the Official Website of the First Episcopal District African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Thank you for visiting with us today!  Our District is the first of twenty Episcopal Districts established as part of our religious denomination, and the City of Philadelphia is the birthplace of African Methodism, a global and connected body of churches established and organized by African American People under the leadership of our founder Bishop Richard Allen.   

We are pleased to share information and resources with each visitor to this website in order that you may learn more about our denomination, the First Episcopal District and the over 300 local congregations and church ministries that serve the people living and working in the various communities located throughout our District.  The First Episcopal District boundaries are the cities and states located in the northeastern part of the United States and all of the British territory of the country of Bermuda.
As a connected body, our A.M.E. Churches are organized geographically in what are defined as Annual Conferences. There are seven (7) Annual Conferences that are part of the First Episcopal District to include the British Territory of Bermuda,  the State of Delaware, New England States, New York, Western New York, New Jersey and the Philadelphia region.   This website and the information and resources we  share will introduce some and bring greater awareness to others about the rich history and movement of the African Methodist Episcopal past and present. 
The Encyclopedia of African Methodism is a newly released publication that provides a closer glimpse into the life of the African Methodist Episcopal Church over the past 200 plus years of our existence.  We invite you to purchase a copy to learn more about our church and the rich legacy we celebrate. Please enjoy your visit to the First Episcopal District website and consider becoming part of our great Zion.  God Bless You! 
Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram 
Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram 

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The First Episcopal District headquarters is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Our administrative office hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST.  The District' mailing address is 3801 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104.  We look forward to hearing from you.
Office Phone....(215) 662-0506
Fax....................(215) 662-0199