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ABOUT MT ZION
Mt. Zion AME Church is the first recorded African-American congregation of any denomination, and the oldest and continuous African Methodist Episcopal Church on the entire Main Line.
In the year 1849 or 1850 a group of faithful workers saw the necessity of a church in and around Centreville (also spelled Centerville, formerly Walkerville or Walkertown, later called New Centreville, now known as Devon). Beginning with cottage prayer meetings, the interest of growing an organization developed in the home of Henry and Sarah Roach of Hammer Hollow. Nelson Hughes...
170th Church Anniversary
Saturday, September 21, 2019
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1) Mt. Zion AME Church in Devon Celebrates its 170th Anniversary
During this celebration of God, community & history, PA Senator Andrew Dinniman, our Chester County Commissioners, and the Chairman of the Tredyffrin Supervisors Murph Wysocki offer recognitions of the enduring importance of the church. 1st Sgt. Algernon Ward Jr. and fellow 6th Regiment US Colored Troops soldiers honor two of their own Civil War brothers who are buried in the church’s cemetery. Recorded September 21, 2019 in the historic church.
2) Part One of Three of Mt. Zion AME Church’s 170th Anniversary Worship Program
In Part One of the Worship Program, speakers include Rev, Dr. Charles H. Lett, Sr., Rev. Dr. Melvin D. Wayns, Jr., Sis. LaRaine Speller-Calhoun, Sis. Paulette Ware, and Rev. Marilyn J. Tunnell. Music is provided by Bro. Hezekiah & Sis. Gwen Hill. Recorded September 21, 2019
3) Part Two of Three of Mt. Zion AME Church’s 170th Anniversary Worship Program
In Part Two of the Worship Program, speakers include Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, Presiding Prelate, First Episcopal District of the AME Church; Rev. April M. Martin, Pastor of the Mt. Zion AME Church; Rev. Felicia Howard and Dr. Markus E. Best. Recorded September 21, 2019.
4) Part Three of Three of Mt. Zion AME Church’s 170th Anniversary Worship Program
In Part Three of the Worship Program, speakers include Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram, Presiding Prelate, First Episcopal District of the AME Church; Rev. April M. Martin, Pastor of the Mt. Zion AME Church; and Church Historian Bertha Jackmon. Best. Recorded September 21, 2019.