|Historic Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest Black religious institution
in the City of Buffalo, NY. Organized in 1831, she is proud of her history.
Her original site was a station on the Underground Railroad.
Bethel has produced numerous leaders in all aspects of life in the City of Buffalo.
Today, she continues to let her light shine as she keeps the vision and mission of Bishop Richard
Allen, the founder of our Zion.
Here at Bethel, the Preached Word of God teaches believers about discipleship of Jesus Christ.
The Word transforms us by the power of the Holy Spirit so that we make
an impact the world for God.
|A member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church which is the oldest and largest of
African American denominations, we are a Connectional Church, with sister Churches, across the
United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Africa and England. The Connection is divided into 20
We are a part of the First Episcopal District, which includes 7 Conferences, Bermuda, Delaware,
New England, New Jersey, New York, Philadelphia, and Western New York.
Our Bishop is the Rt. Reverend Gregory G. M. Ingram and our Episcopal Supervisor is
the Reverend Jessica Ingram.
Bishop Ingram has distinguished himself throughout African Methodism for his expertise on
Stewardship and Tithing. He is a dynamic preacher and lecturer who is sought after to speak at
churches, colleges, universities and civic functions. He has authored a number of publications that
are heralded throughout African Methodism. Included among them are Equipping the Saints for
Service, The Spiritual Aptitude Test (S.A.T.) Manual for African Methodism: A Textbook for
teaching New Members and nurturing others in the Church, and The African Methodist Episcopal
Church Pastor's Journal and The Joy of Giving, a Stewardship Campaign Manual.
Bishop Ingram holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilberforce University, a Master of Arts degree
in Teaching from Antioch College, a Master of Divinity degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological
Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary.
Rev. Dr. Jessica Kendall Ingram is the Episcopal Supervisor for the First Episcopal District
of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
She oversees the work of women in 305 churches. Her responsibilities include working with
the Women’s Missionary Society, the Young People’s Department, Women in Ministry and the
Minister Spouses. She is the author of A Journey in the Experience of Prayer, A guide for the
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|Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Buffalo, New York
|1525 Michigan Avenue Buffalo, New York 14209
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|God Our Father! Christ Our Redeemer!
The Holy Spirit Our Comforter! Humankind Our Family!