First District Plaza

First District Headquarters

3801 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104


PHONE: (215) 387-3550
FAX: (215) 662-0989


Upcoming Events

01.11.12 - 1.13.12 WMS Learning Experience
The Women's Missionary Society of the First District will convene in New Brunswick, NJ for their Annual meeting.

02.09.12 - 02. 11.12 Founder's Day
During this time we celebrate the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Richard Allen.

03.2.12 - 03.03.12 Lay Mid-Year Meeting
This meeting provides and opportunity for the organized Lay of the First District to meet and plan activities for the year.

06.11.12 - 06.14.12Planning Meeting
AME's from all of the First Episcopal District will converge on the First District Plaza to receive information and marching orders for the coming year.

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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