A branch of Methodists formed by Richard Allen a few years after the Revolutionary War. White methodists no longer wanted to share a church with black Methodists, so we made our own church. A.M.E. stands for African Methodist Episcopalion (or however that's spelled)
My daddy is an A.M.E. pastor at Mother Bethel the first A.M.E. church in the world. It is big and pretty.
by candymountaincharlie June 22, 2010