Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church was established by people of color in the city of Staunton in 1865. Their act of faith has served as an inspiration to those who seek to serve a God who makes a way out of no way. Their legacy of effective partnership with God continues to motivate the calling of the church to the will of God. Our mission to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to cheer the fallen, to set at liberty the captive quickens our resolve to love as Christ has commanded, We shoulder the cross of discipleship for sake of justice and the glory of God. Our commitment to emancipation and liberty is determining for our walk as Christians who are African Methodists.

  • For the sake of our children we affirm categorically the value of human personality.
  • For the sake of our women we aspire to freedom of speech and preaching and the share of divine authority and leadership in the building of the kingdom of God.
  • For or the sake of our men we call upon God for favor in discernment and judgement concerning the deep things of God’s Will and Word.

Allen seeks the agape love of God for all God’s people and “presses toward the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”