By Pheoris West

By Pheoris West

Our Church

The African Methodist Episcopal Church tradition dates back to 1787 when Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and others established the church in Philadelphia.  

The word 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 was for persons of African descent only.

The church’s roots are of the family of Methodist churches. Methodism provides an orderly system of rules and regulations and places emphasis on a plain and simple gospel.

Episcopal refers to the form of government under which the church operates. The chief executive and administrative officers of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination are the Bishops of the church.

For more information and history of the AME Church, visit The Official AME Website.


Service Times

Sunday: 10:45am & 6pm  

Wednesday:  6pm

Richard Allen  By Pheoris West

Richard Allen

By Pheoris West



Get to know our New Pastor

Pastor Rodric K. Reid and First LadyTisha Reid

Pastor Rodric K. Reid, was born in Richmond Kentucky; the youngest son Rev. Dr. Walter W. Reid, Sr. and Sis. Jerrie L Reid. Pastor Reid first professed Christ as his personal Savior at the early age of twelve under his father who was then the pastor of Greater Bethel A.M.E. in Nashville Tennessee.

After moving to Indianapolis, Indiana in 1980, he completed his high school education and went on to complete his undergraduate work at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee and Indiana University- receiving his Bachelor's degree in Telecommunications. Pastor Reid's postgraduate seminary Studies of Divinity were received from Christian Theological Seminary (CTS) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Pastor Reid is well gifted in urban renewal and economic development. To his credit he is the founder and owner of Uplift Enterprises Incorporated, which served as the parent company of Reid's Gas and Convenient Stores and Reid's Real Estate Properties. Being well involved in the community, Pastor Reid serves as the President and CEO of the Alliance for Northeast Unification which is the driving force of community and economic development in the Northeast Corridor of Indianapolis. He has served as the Chaplain for the Noblesville Police Department, Central Indiana Ministerial Alliance, Commissioner for the Indianapolis City Council and is Board Director for Managed Health Services (MHS), a national health care providing corporation.

First Lady Tish R. Reid was born in Indianapolis the oldest of 4 siblings. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Public Health Administration. She is currently the Director of Health Equity and Cancer Control for Indiana CTSI, a division of Indiana University. Mrs. Reid Is a certified Life coach, women’s conference organizer, host and the co-author of the book When Married Women Speak. Mrs. Reid is ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and recently served at Bethel AME in Indianapolis Indiana as the Minister of Women.

Pastor Rodric and First Lady Tisha have led the congregations of Bethel AME Church in Plainfield Indiana, Bethel AME Church in Noblesville Indiana, Coppin Chapel AME Church in Indianapolis and Uplift Cathedral in Indianapolis. Pastor Reid is no honored to be the newly assigned pastor of Mt. Vernon Ave. AME Church in Columbus, Ohio.

Through the 29 year matrimonial union of this powerful ministry team, Pastor Rodric and First Lady Tisha have added three wonderfully gifted children; Jasmin, Tiffani and Jessica. Together they preach a gospel that empowers all to enjoy the gifts that our God has placed within the hearts and minds of His people. Through their passion of ministry, they extend an open invitation to the saving power of our Lord.


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The Benefits of The Life of a Giver

Rick Warren, author of "The Purpose Driven Church," and "The Purpose Driven Life," says that giving benefits his life in at least 7 ways.

  1. "Giving makes me more like God."
  2. "Giving draws me closer to God."
  3. "Giving breaks the grip of materialism."
  4. "Giving strengthens my faith."
  5. "Giving is an investment for eternity."
  6. "Giving blesses me in return."
  7. "Giving makes me happy."



Jesus in the Temple with the Elders  By Pheoris West

Jesus in the Temple with the Elders

By Pheoris West



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Columbus, OH 43203


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