In mybook® Community Collection (edit)

Added to your community collection.
Removed from mybook!

We took this business out of your community collection.

There's a place for you.

General Info
The history of the Bethel AME Church Tallahassee, Florida, mirrors that of its parent body, the African Methodist Episcopal Church that was originally organized as the Free African Society in 1787. This was following a walk out by black Christians from the segregated St. George Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, led by Richard Allen. In 1816, this group was chartered as the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Similarly, in 1865, a group of Black Christians in Tallahassee walked out of the Methodist Church, South. Led by the Reverend Robert Meacham, a former slave preacher, these courageous freedmen began their worship in a rough lean-to of leafy sapling called a brush arbor, located at the corner of Duval and Virginia Streets. Subsequently organized as Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church by Presiding Elder Charles H. Pearce, the history of Bethel is intrinsically connected with the history of the Florida Conference. Bethel, already in existence when the AME Church came to Florida, served as the site of the first two Annual Conferences held in Florida by the AME Church on June 8, 1867 and March 4, 1868.
Hours

Regular Hours

Extra Phones

Phone: (850) 576-7501

Fax: (850) 576-8223

Neighborhood
College Terrace
Categories
Methodist Churches, Religious Organizations, Churches & Places of Worship

COUPONS & DEALS

No coupons available

Reviews

Hi there!
Be the first to review!
First-classBetter than mostAbout what I expectedNot the worst...Disappointing
Click to Rate
Share Review

Like this review? Share it on your social network to get the word out!

Feedback