Reverend, Dr. Robert C. Wade
Presiding Elder
Camden-Trenton District
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church-Trenton
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Moorestown
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Pennsauken
  • Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church-Trenton
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Woodbury
  • Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church-Lawnside
  • Bethlehem A.M.E. Church-Burlington
  • Jacob’s Chapel A.M.E. Church-Mount Laurel
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church-Bordentown
  • Union A.M.E. Church-Allentown
  • Macedonia A.M.E. Church-Camden
  • Campbell A.M.E. Church-Woodbury
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Camden
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church-Vorhees
  • Saint James A.M.E. Church-Thorofare
  • Trinity A.M.E. Church-Cinnaminson
  • Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church-Mount Holly
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Beverly
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Paulsboro
  • Mount Moriah A.M.E. Church-Mount Holly
  • Greater Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church-Haddonfield
  • Grace A.M.E. Church-Crosswicks
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Cookstown

About Us

New Jersey is a northeastern U.S. State with some 130 miles of Atlantic coast. Jersey City, across the Hudson River from Lower Manhattan, is the site of Liberty State Park, where ferries embark for nearby Ellis Island, with its historic Immigration Museum, and the iconic Statue of Liberty. The Jersey Shore includes notable resort towns like historic Asbury Park and Cape May, with its preserved Victorian buildings.

The New Jersey Conference was established in 1872 and formerly part of the Philadelphia and New York Annual Conferences.  In 1872 the first General Conference was held in the South in Nashville, Tennessee. Rev. Joshua Woodlin was a delegate to the General Conference that year and offered the resolution creating the New Jersey Annual Conference.  The Resolution: Resolved, that the State of New Jersey become a Conference District.  The Resolution was referred to the Committee on Boundaries.  The Committee on Boundaries reported as follow:  under New Conferences: The New Jersey Conference shall include the entire State of New Jersey.  I was in conformity with this Resolution that the State was set apart as a Conference District.

Today,many of our local A.M.E. churches are nestled within the vibrant communities that make the State of New Jersey unique and great. Our congregations represent a diverse demographic profile where generations of families have been served faithfully throughout the years.   We invite you to visit one of our local congregations to learn more about the rich history of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the New Jersey Conference and the four (4) Districts that house each of the local church societies that have been planted in the communities we faithfully serve.

A list of of our Districts and each of the Presiding Elders that lead them along with the various churches under their care are listed below:  Thank you for taking a moment to learn more about us! On behalf of every pastor, minister, lay person, officer and leader of the New Jersey Conference, we invite you and your family to visit one of the many local A.M.E. Churches near or in your community.  We look forward to your visit.  God Bless You!

Reverend Winton M.Hill III
Presiding Elder 
Newark District
  • Saint James A.M.E. Church-Newark
  • Saint Matthew A.M.E. Church-Orange
  • Israel Memorial A.M.E. Church-Newark
  • Saint Luke A.M.E. Church-Newark
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Morristown
  • Union Chapel A.M.E. Church-Newark
  • Saint Paul A.M.E. Church-East Orange
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Vauxhall
  • Saint Mark A.M.E. Church-East Orange
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Madison
  • Allen A.M.E. Church-Newark
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Passaic
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church (Paterson
  • Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church-Washington
  • Saint Thomas A.M.E. Church-Newark
  • Saint Paul A.M.E. Church-Kenilworth
  • Saint John A.M.E. Church-Westwood
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church-Boonton
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church-Milburn
Reverend Vernard R. Leak
Presiding Elder
New Brunswick District
Reverend, Dr. Larry E. Dixon
Presiding Elder
Atlantic City District
  • North Stelton A.M.E. Church
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church – New Brunswick
  • Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church – Jersey City
  • Heard A.M.E. Church – Roselle, NJ
  • Mount Teman A.M.E. Church – Elizabeth, NJ
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church – Plainfield, NJ
  • Saint James A.M.E. Church – Highstown, NJ
  • Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church – Princeton, NJ
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church – Freehold, NJ
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church – Asbury Park, NJ
  • Ebenezer A.M.E. Church – Rahway, NJ
  • Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church – Asbury Park, NJ
  • Trinity A.M.E. Church – Long Branch, NJ
  • Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church – Atlantic Highlands
  • Saint Mark A.M.E. Church – Cranford, NJ
  • Fisk Chapel A.M.E. Church – Fair Haven, NJ
  • Saint Paul A.M.E. Church – South Bound Brook
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church – Pennington, NJ
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church – Princeton, NJ
  • Saint James A.M.E. Church – Manalapan, NJ
  • Saint James – Atlantic City
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church – Millville, NJ
  • Saint Paul A.M. E. Church – Pleasantville, NJ
  • Friendship A.M.E. Church – Brown Mills, NJ
  • Grant A.M.E. Church – Chesilhurst, NJ
  • Trinity A.M.E. Church – Bridgeton, NJ
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church – Bridgeton, NJ
  • Mount Pisgah A.M.E. Church – Salem, NJ
  • New Bethel A.M.E. Church – Vineland, NJ
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church – Fenwick, NJ
  • Mount Laurel A.M.E. Church – Pilesgrove, NJ
  • Remnant A.M.E. Church – South Tom River
  • Saint Mark A.M.E. Church – Lindenwold, NJ
  • Saint Stephen A.M.E. Church – Whitesboro, NJ
  • Saint James A.M.E. Church – Mays Landing
  • Saint James A.M.E. Church – Ocean City, NJ
  • Saint Luke A.M.E. Church – Egg Harbor City, NJ
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church – Swedesboro, NJ
  • Asbury A.M.E. Church – Wildwood, NJ
  • Allen A.M.E. Church – Cape May, NJ
  • Saint Stephen A.M.E. Church – Newtonville, NJ
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church – Greenwich, NJ
  • Saint Thomas A.M.E. Church – Jackson, NJ
We would love to keep in touch…


New Jersey Conference News
November 2019
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