ABOUT SECOND AME
Organized in August, 1908, Second AME Church was formed as result of what was described as “an undaunted faith nestled in the hearts and souls of a few dedicated soldiers of the cross.” Since its founding the church has served as a beacon of light, repository of hope, and anchor of stability to both its membership and the broader community in which it resides.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe that “faith, if it hast not works is dead, being alone.” (The Bible, James 2:17).Thus, as descendants of a formerly-enslaved people we believe that our hard-fought for freedom must be cherished, defended, and perpetuated at all cost.
We believe in honoring the labors and sacrifices of those who came before us by continuing to trust God, embrace our humanity with dignity, and practice “The Golden Rule” of treating others as we desire to be treated.
Our Christian faith is the foundation of our being. We believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of all who “shall confess with thine mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead.” (The Bible, Romans 10:9)
We believe in the forgiveness of sin, the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit to empower us to live according to the Will of God, and a prepared place for us to dwell forever in the presence of God after this earthly life has ended.
We are a people whose love of God, each other, and all of humanity is exhibited by the spirit of our worship, warmth of our fellowship, and joyful service we render to the broader community.
We seek to a foster an environment conducive to spiritual growth, evangelistic involvement, and community engagement, reflecting in the words of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in his book Strides Towards Freedom, “the Christian gospel is a two-way road; on the one hand it seeks to change the souls of men and thereby uniting them with God; on the other hand it seeks to change the environmental conditions of men so that the soul will have a chance after it is changed."