Rev. Lamar standing in the sanctuary in his robe. Senior Pastor William H. Lamar, IV

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Welcome to the website of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, the National Cathedral of African Methodism. Since our founding, in 1838, we have been spreading Christ’s liberating gospel in Washington, DC through our various ministries and outreach. The church has also had an historic voice in the lives of black people and others throughout the nation and world.

Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church, the National Cathedral of African Methodism, is celebrating its 176th Anniversary this year. Since our founding, in 1838,we have been spreading Christís liberating gospel in Washington, DC through our various ministries and outreach. Metropolitan has also had an historic voice in the lives of African Americans and others throughout the nation and world.

Worship with us on Sundays at 7:45 and 11:00 a.m. and on Wednesdays at noon for our Hour of Power Service. Church School is held on Sundays at 9:30 a.m., and Bible Study is held on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. We are located at 1518 M Street, NW in Washington, DC. Call (202) 331-1426 for more information.

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    The African Methodist Episcopal Church has a unique and glorious history. It was unique in that it is the first major religious denomination in the Western World that had its origin over sociological and theological beliefs and differences. It rejected the negative theological interpretations which rendered persons of African descent second class citizens. Theirs was a theological declaration that God is God all the time and for every body. The church was born in protest against slavery—against dehumanization of African people, brought to the American continent as labor. Read more…

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