We are “The Freedom Church” The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, founded by Bishop James Varick and others. As a denomination we have been established since 1796. Our Church Theme “That The World Might Know Jesus” Acts 3:6 Then Peter said,”Silver and gold have I none, but sucah as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk (LASB). It is our goal to minister to the person as a whole and to provide spiritual wellness.
Mission Statement of The African Methodist Epicopal Zion Church:
The Mission of The African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is to increase our love for God and to help meet the needs of humankind by “Loving God with all our heart, with all our soul, and with all of our mind, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.”
Implicit in this statement is the belief that the church should have a positive relationship to God vertically, and a positive relationship to humankind horizontally. Therefore, we love God and are obedient to his commandments and loyal to all for which He and His Kingdom stand.
We also share in the mission of His Son Jesus Chrsit, in “healing the sick, helping the blind to receive sight, the lame to walk, and the leper to be cleansed, the deaf to hear, the dead to be raised, and the poor to have the Good News preached to them.” – Luke 4:18
We actualize this mission by praising God, by being obedient to the demands of the Gospel, by telling the story of God’s gracious acts in creating and redeeming the world, by inviting persons to commit their lives to Jesus Christ, and by serving as minister’s of God’s liberating and reconciling grace (A.M.E. Zion Book of Discipline 2008).