St. Annie AME Church

mailing address: P.O. Box 204101, Austin, TX 78720
Presiding Bishop: Rt. Rev. Adam J. Richardson Jr.
Episcopal Supervisor: Sis. Connie Richardson
Austin-Capital Presiding Elder: Rev. Pamela R. Rivera
Pastor: Rev. Derwin D. Gipson
First Lady: Sis. Deborah Gipson
  Cedar Creek, TX
Assoc. Ministers:
Rev. Janelle Curlin-Taylor
Rev. Eddie Hill, Sr.—Manor
Rev. Agnes Ray Habbit—Austin
Welcome from Pastor Gipson

Welcome to the Web site of St. Annie African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church located in Austin, Texas. We are a Connectional Church, a local congregation of the worldwide African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC). The AME Church, with roots back to 1787 in the United States, has been serving the African-American community from the days of slavery to the present time. Because some misunderstand the meaning of our name we think it not robbery to explain:

African - means that the church was organized by people of African descent and heritage. It does not mean that the church was founded in Africa or that it is for people of African descent only. It does mean that those Americans who founded it were of African descent and we proudly recognize this fact. We welcome all who worship Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Methodist - refers to the church's membership in the family of Methodist churches. Richard Allen, the founder and first bishop, felt that the form and format of Methodism would best suit the needs of the African community at that time.

Episcopal - refers to the form of government under which the church operates. The Episcopal form of government means that the chief executive and administrative officers of our denomination are our bishops. Their authority is given them by the General Conference, elected representatives of the entire denomination. Their responsibilities are to oversee the spiritual and temporal affairs of the church.

Affiliation - St. Annie AME Church is a member of the Southwest Texas Annual Conference, 10th Episcopal District, AMEC, where the Right Rev. Adams Jefferson Richardson, Jr. is the presiding Prelate and President of the Conference.

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