Rev. Lamar standing in the sanctuary in his robe.

Welcome to the virtual home of Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, the National Cathedral of African Methodism. We are physically located near the White House, Congress and Supreme Court—seats of executive, legislative, and judicial authority in the United States. Our ancestors thoughtfully bequeathed this ministry and location to us at the intersection of the history and future of African Americans with the power corridors of the nation. The church must be about ministries of justice that change the social and political reality.

We have been bearing witness to the sovereign God through praiseful worship, spreading the power of the gospel message to liberate the oppressed, and serving humanity since 1838. Ours is a Sankofa ministry with a theology of location. We are looking to our ancestral past while joyfully embracing the possibilities and challenges of the future. We invite you to become a part of our story.

Please worship with us in person or via live stream on Sundays at 8:00 am and 11:00 am. Church School convenes on Sundays at 9:30 am and Bible Study is held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

On first Sundays there is one Worship Service at 10:30am and Church School at 9:00 am. During the summer months of July and August, there is one Worship Service at 10:30 am, Sunday School at 9:00 am, and no Bible Study. For more information, please call 202-331-1426.


The African Methodist Episcopal Church

The African Methodist Episcopal Church has a unique and glorious history. It was unique in that it is the first major religious denomination in the Western World that had its origin over sociological and theological beliefs and differences. It rejected the negative theological interpretations which rendered persons of African descent second class citizens. Theirs was a theological declaration that God is God all the time and for every body. The church was born in protest against slavery—against dehumanization of African people, brought to the American continent as labor. Read more…

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2nd Episcopal District

Rt. Rev. James Levert Davis
Presiding Bishop
Mrs. Arelis B. Davis
Episcopal Supervisor
Rev. Dr. Ronald E. Braxton
Presiding Elder

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