First District Headquarters

First District Plaza

3801 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Office: (215) 662-0506



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Upcoming Events

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Christian Education Congress

July 27-30, 2015

Deleware State College

Dover, DE



First District Minister's Retreat

September 22-24, 2105

Sheraton Atlantic City

Atlantic City, NJ

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First District WMS Executive Board Retreat

September 25-26, 2015

Princeton Marriot at Forrestal Hotel

Princeton, NJ



First District WMS Luncheon

October 10, 2015

The Grand Ballroom at

First District Plaza

Philadlephia, PA



First District YPD Meeting

October 16-18, 2015

Willmington, DE


First District CHurch School Seminar

October 24, 2015

Mt. Tabor AME Church

Philadelphia, PA



First District Fall Convocatrion

November 11-13, 2015

First District Plaza

Philadlephia, PA


1st District WMS Learning Experience

January 15-17, 2016

Hershey Lodge

Hershey, PA


First District Founder's Day

Februry 11-13, 2016

First District Plaza

Philadlephia, PA


First District Mid-Year Meeting

Februry 26-27, 2016

New York, New York


Annual Conferences

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Conference Schedules



1st District Bicentennial Celebration

April 7-10, 2016

First District Plaza

Philadlephia, PA


First District Planning Meeting

June 16-18, 2016

First District Plaza

Philadlephia, PA


AME Bicentennial Celebration

July 3-13, 2016

Philadlephia, PA


50 Session General Conference

July 6-13, 2016

Deleware State College

Dover, DE


1st District Christian Education Congress

July 25-28, 2016

Deleware State College

Dover, DE



First District Lay Annual Meeting

July 29-30, 2016

Willmington, DE









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

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