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ABOUT US

The Mission of the AME Church is to minister to the social, spiritual,

and physical development of all people.

Macedonia AME
202 S. 9th St.
Fernandina Beach, FL 32034

Sunday Service 10AM
In person and on Zoom

Call or email for more information:
(904) 261-4114
info@macedoniaamefb.org

Pastor Gary Slaughter

Secretary: 
Betty Veal

Trustees
Theodore Griffin
Osteen Demps
Kenneth Baker

Stewards:
Bing Keglar
Betty Veal

History

Macedonia AME Fernandina Beach 1889
John R Scott 1st Pastor AME

The Macedonia African Methodist Episcopalian Church, since its origins, has been a significant center in the predominantly African American neighborhoods of Fernandina Beach, FL.

We are proud members of the African Methodist Episcopalian (AME) denomination, started by Bishop Richard Allen in 1816 in Philadelphia. The AME denomination was founded and organized by African Americans, its theology based on the social and educational needs and welfare of people of African descent.

It is the only religion in the western hemisphere to develop from the sociological needs of its members.

After the Civil War, and during Reconstruction, the AME Church expanded significantly into Southern states. Samuel Irving, from Philadelphia, started AME Prayer Bands in Fernandina in the 1860's.

The pioneering reverend, John R. Scott, who build the first AME church in Jacksonville, FL, simultaneously build the Macedonia AME in Fernandina.

The original structure opened in 1872 at the corner of Beech St. and 7th St. 

In 1899, the present-day large while bell-towered structure was built at the corner of Beech St. and 9th St.

The cornerstones of both the 1872 and the 1899 churches grace our structure. 

Our Fellowship Hall and kitchen were added in the 1970's, and continues to be a beacon for our African American neighborhoods and beyond to provide spiritual, cultural, educational, celebratory programs, services and events, in the AME tradition.

The Macedonia is on the State of Florida's official Black Heritage Trail.