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Saint Philip Monumental AME Church is the cradle of African Methodism in the State of Georgia! Our desire is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and environmental needs of all people by spreading Christ's liberating gospel. We are a welcoming and inclusive community that aims to inspire, uplift and empower all individuals who come through our doors. Come and join us on a journey of faith and discovery!


At Saint Philip Monumental AME Church,

our vision is to create a world where all individuals have the opportunity to experience the transformative power of God's love and grace. We strive to be a beacon of hope and a source of inspiration for all those who seek to deepen their relationship with God and their fellow human beings.


Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where all individuals can come together to worship, learn, grow and serve. We offer a range of programs and services that cater to the diverse needs of our congregation and the wider community. From Bible study and prayer groups to community outreach and social justice initiatives, we are committed to making a positive difference in the lives of all those we encounter.


At Saint Philip Monumental AME Church, we believe that community is at the heart of everything we do. We are a family of faith that welcomes all individuals, regardless of their background or beliefs. Our aim is to create a community that is inclusive, supportive and compassionate, where all individuals can grow and thrive in their relationship with God and each other.


In the heart of Savannah, Georgia, a story of resilience and faith unfolds through the legacy of Saint Philip Monumental African Methodist Episcopal Church. Founded on June 16, 1865, by Rev. A. L. Stanford, it emerged as a beacon of hope for the African American community during a tumultuous era of change. Despite the challenges brought by the storm of 1896, which destroyed its original building, the congregation persevered, embodying strength in unity.


Renamed Saint Philip Monumental African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1897, the church continued to play a vital role in the civic, economic, and social fabric of the community. Over the years, it witnessed the guidance of 40 dedicated pastors, each leaving an indelible mark on its journey.


From Rev. B. S. Hannah's modernization efforts to Rev. C. W. Davis's transformative leadership, and Rev. Frederick D. Jaudon's iconic march to a new site, each pastor contributed to the church's growth and outreach. Through initiatives like the Bus Ministry and the establishment of educational programs, they ensured Saint Philip Monumental remained a pillar of support and service.


Under the dynamic leadership of Rev. Dr. Lewis E. Logan II, the church experienced a renaissance, embracing new ministries and community-driven initiatives. Renovations, strategic planning sessions, and expanded worship services reflected a commitment to adaptability and inclusivity.


Rev. Dr. George A. Moore Jr. continued this legacy of progress, ushering in new ministries and strengthening the church's financial stability. His tenure saw the acquisition of a new parsonage and a renewed focus on congregational care and stewardship.


In 2016, a new chapter began with the appointment of Rev. Dr. Bernard Clarke as the 41st pastor. With a vision for growth, education, accountability, and social justice, Pastor Clarke and the congregation are poised to continue Saint Philip Monumental's tradition of faith, service, and community empowerment.


As the church thrives and prospers, it remains steadfast in its commitment to the African Methodist Episcopal Church motto: "God our Father, Christ our Redeemer, Humankind our Friend." Through its enduring story, Saint Philip Monumental A.M.E. Church stands as a testament to the power of faith, unity, and perseverance.


At Saint Philip Monumental AME Church, we believe that faith is a journey that we all undertake together. Whether you are new to the faith or a lifelong believer, we invite you to join us on this journey of discovery and transformation. Our doors are always open, and we welcome you to come and experience the love, grace and joy of God's presence in our community.

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