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 than 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 AME Church.


Allen University: Allen University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 675+ students enrolled. This college was established in 1870 and 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 African Methodist Episcopal Church.




Edward Waters College:  Edward Waters College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 925+ 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 African Methodist Episcopal Church.



​Paul Quinn College: Paul Quinn College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 195+ 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 African Methodist Episcopal Church.



​Payne Theological Seminary: Payne Theological Seminary is a private not-for-profit school with 135+ students enrolled. This school was originated in 1894 and is one of the 3 colleges located in Wilberforce, Ohio.  Payne Theological Seminary is affiliated with African Methodist Episcopal Church.



Wilberforce University: Wilberforce University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 520+ 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 African Methodist Episcopal Church.



Morris Brown College: Morris Brown College (MBC) is a private, coed, liberal arts college located in the Vine City community of Atlanta, Georgia, United States. It is a historically black college affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal 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 Interdenominational 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 African Methodist Episcopal Church and a Constituent school at the ITC.






   African Methodist Episcopal Church Affiliated Colleges and Schools

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