The African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded by Richard Allen and other members of the Free African Society in 1787, as a result of the period’s racial discrimination reaching into the sanctity of worship.
While the AME Church became a new denomination, it still maintains the fundamental Methodist doctrine
and order-of-service. Our core beliefs can be found in the Apostle’s Creed and The 25 Articles of Religion.
“I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only son our Lord
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead; and buried. The third day he arose from the dead’ he ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church Universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen”.
More detailed information on the AME Beliefs can be found HERE