Bishop Gregory G.M. Ingram and Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram



The impact of the AME Church on Bermuda has been profound, widespread, continuing and positive all the way, from the very beginning in the autumn of 1869 when three farsighted Christian men — Benjamin Burchall of St. George’s, William B. Jennings of Devonshire and Charles Roach Ratteray of Somerset — set in motion the wheels that brought African Methodism to the country.
That was a period when Bermuda’s black population was working overtime on all fronts, building their own admirable infrastructure. It was a mere 35 years after the blacks had been emancipated from centuries of slavery. At Emancipation in 1834 they had absolutely no infrastructure of their own: no shops, no churches, no schools.
They were landless and voteless, possessing only their indomitable spirits and strong faith in God.  Richard Allen’s creed, God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer and Man our Brother, had caught on in Bermuda. It consumed Brothers Burchall, Jennings and Ratteray, who were demonstrably dissatisfied with the racial situations wrought by the bureaucracy of the former slave owners that was designed for the continuing exploitation of their black brothers.
A succssion of American Bishops, Presiding Elders, Pastors, and leaders each with great intellectual and spiritual powers seeded the Denomination early in its history. Generations of Bermudian AMEs caught the spirit and in short time began impacting on all aspects of the Island’s religious, social, cultural, educational and political life.
Rev. Howard H.L. Dill
Presiding Elder
Rev. Dr. Larry Dixon
Presiding Elder
West District
  • Vernon Temple A.M.E. Church
  • Bethel A.M.E. Church
  • Mount Zion A.M.E. Church
  • Richard Allen A.M.E. Church
  • Heard Chapel A.M.E. Church
  • Bright Temple A.M.E. Church
  • Saint John A.M.E. Church
  • Saint Philip A.M.E. Church
  • Saint Luke A.M.E. Church
East District 
  • Saint Paul A.M.E. Church
  • Allen Temple A.M.E. Church