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First District Headquarters

First District Plaza

3801 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office: (215) 662-0506



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"Maintain The Miracle on Market Street"




Upcoming Events


Christian Education Congress

July 14, 2014 - July 17, 2014

Congress Hotel

Dover Downs

Dover, DE



Please note this important scheduling change for Christian Education Congress


The component institutes will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:00-5:00 PM,

Institute for Church School Workers
Music in the Church
Institute for Evangelists (ALL CLERGY)
Institute for Christian Educators
Institute for Lay Organization

The Missionary Education Institute will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:30-5:00 PM

General Conference Planning Committee Meetings will be held on

Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 3:00-5:00 PM


*Bishop Ingram is requesting everyone to be in business attire, e.g., suits or dresses, for the Monday Night Worship Service. No collars or robes will be necessary.


Minister's Retreat

September 3-5, 2014

Sheraton at the Falls

Niagara Falls, NY


WMS Luncheon

September 27, 2014

The Grand Ballroom

at First District Plaza

WMS Executive Board Retreat

October 10-11, 2014

Princeton Marriott

at Forrestal Hotel


1st District YPD Meeting

October 17-19, 2014

Marriott Hotel at Penn Square

Lancaster, PA


Fall Convocation

November 14-16, 2014

First District Plaza


Ruth Hughes Learning Experience

January 16-18, 2015

Hershey, PA


Founder's Day

February 5-7, 2015

First District Plaza





Rev. Jessica and I would like to welcome you to the First Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the place where we are committed to doing First Things First!

We are proud to say that our District is international, comprising not only Delaware, New England, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, but also the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda. We take great pride in the fact that our District is historic, in that it is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., the place where our denomination began. But most important, we are pleased to report that our District is God-fearing and Christ-centered, committed to the spiritual, numerical and financial growth of its nearly 400 churches.

We invite you to explore this web site to learn more about the programs, projects, ministries and organizations that have been established to bless God’s people by meeting them at their point of need. If you’re in search of a church home in any of the cities where we have a presence, please let us know. It would be our pleasure to assist you in selecting a congregation where you can become an active, informed and loving member of the body of Christ.

Excited does not begin to describe how Rev. Jessica and I feel about the prospects for spiritual renewal and new beginnings that come with our assignment to the First Episcopal District. We welcome this opportunity to serve the Lord through focused, compassionate, visionary leadership, and look forward to working with the men, women and young people of the First in making a profound difference in the life of the Church of Allen, and in the lives of the people we’re here to serve. We can’t wait to see what God has in store for this celebrated District, as we build on the legacy of First Things First!
Yours in His service,

Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, Presiding Prelate
Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram, Episcopal Supervisor