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FAIRBANKS

African Methodist Episcopal Church Affiliated Colleges and Schools



The African Methodist Episcopal Church was formed in Philadelphia by Richard Allen in 1816.  It is a Protestant Church of Methodist denomination and serves more than 3 million members in more then 7,000 congregations worldwide.  Our slogan "God our Father, Christ our Redeemer, Holy Spirit our Comforter, Humankind Our Family", is parallel with our belief system, which also strongly supports global missionary work and constant prayer.  Below is a list of schools formally recognized with the A.M.E. Church.


Allen University:

Allen University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 700+ students enrolled.  This college was established in 1870 an is one of the 19 colleges located in Columbia, South Carolina.  Allen University is one of the Historically Black College or University Institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with the A.M.E. Church.


Edward Waters College: 

Edward Waters College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 975+ students enrolled.  This college was established in 1866 and is one of the 27 colleges located in Jacksonville, Florida.  Edward Waters College is one of the Historically Black College or University Institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with the A.M.E. Church.


Paul Quinn College:

Paul Quinn College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 200+ students enrolled.  This college was established in 1872 and is one of the 39 colleges located in Dallas, Texas.  Paul Quinn College is one of the Historically Black College or University Institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with the A.M.E. Church.


Payne Theological Seminary:

Payne Theological Seminary is a private not-for-profit school with 150+ students enrolled.  This school was originated in 1894 and is one of the 3 colleges located in Wilberforce, Ohio.  Payne Theological Seminary is also affiliated with the A.M.E. Church.


Wilberforce University:

Wilberforce University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 550+ students enrolled.  This school was originated in 1856 and is one of the 3 schools located in Wilberforce, Ohio.  Wilberforce University is one of the Historically Black College or University Institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with the A.M.E. Church. 


Morris Brown College:

Morris Brown College (MBC) is a private, coed, liberal arts college located in the Vine City community of Atlanta, Georgia.  It is a Historically Black College affiliated with the A.M.E. Church.  Although Morris Brown College is no longer a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium, it is located within the Atlanta University Center (a district designated by the Atlanta City Council).

Turner Theological Seminary:

The Turner Theological Seminary is located on the campus of the International Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta, Georgia.  Our mission at Turner Theological Seminary is to prepare committed persons for the ministries of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  Since 1894, men and women have been prepared for ministry as Bishops, Presiding Elders, Pastors, Chaplains, Educators, and Scholars.  Turner Theological Seminary is an affiliate Graduate School of Theology of the A.M.E. Church and a Constituent school at the ITC.