CAMPAIGN NEWS: 2015 Candidates Sylvester Turner, Ben Hall, Oliver Pennington, Amanda Edwards, and Carroll Robinson were Recently Spotted Worshiping Together at Wesley AME Church located in Houston, Texas
In case you haven’t heard, political season is here; and the candidates have started to make their rounds. So if you plan on running for office in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election you’d better get going. Candidates who plan to have their name on the ballot must declare their intention with the City Secretary before Monday, August 24, 2015.
Sylvester Turner, Ben Hall, and Oliver Pennington are candidates running for Mayor of the City of Houston. Amanda K. Edwards is a candidate running for Houston City Council At-Large Position 4. And Carroll G. Robinson is a candidate running for City of Houston Controller in the Tuesday, November 3, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Election.
Wesley AME Church – Our Mission
The Mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and environmental needs of all people by spreading Christ’s liberating gospel through word and deed. At every level of the Connection and in every local church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society, out of which the A.M.E. Church evolved: that is, to seek out and save the lost, and serve the needy through a continuing program of (1) preaching the gospel, (2) feeding the hungry, (3) clothing the naked, (4) housing the homeless, (5) cheering the fallen, (6) providing jobs for the jobless, (7) administering to the needs of those in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, asylums and mental institutions, senior citizens’ homes; caring for the sick, the shut-in, the mentally and socially disturbed, and (8) encouraging thrift and economic advancement.
Wesley AME Church – Our Motto
The Motto of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is God Our Father, "Christ Our Redeemer, Man Our Brother." It is a great summary of what the African Methodist Episcopal Church believes. By the Grace of God our Father, we have received Christ our Redeemer and can now share this love with every man, woman and child because we are now family.
The A.M.E. Church is Methodist in terms of its basic doctrine and order of worship. It was born, through adversity, of the Methodist church and to this day does not differ in any major way from what all Methodists believe. The split from the main branch of the Methodist Church was not a result of doctrinal differences but rather the result of a time period that was marked by intolerance, based on the color of a person's skin. It was a time of slavery, oppression and the dehumanization of people of African descent and many of these un-Christian practices were brought into the church, forcing Richard Allen and a group of fellow worshippers of color to form a splinter denomination of the Methodist Church. To find the basic foundations of the beliefs of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, you need look no further than The Apostles’ Creed and The Twenty Five Articles of Religion.
The Wesley A.M.E Church is located at: 2209 Dowling St. in Houston Texas 77003. Their phone number is 713.659.6682. The Pastor of Wesley Chapel AME Church is Leo Griffin. He and First Lady Evangelist Mary Griffin would like to welcome everyone seeking faith, hope and joy, and for whom Christ is the Lord of their Life to come out to one of their worship services.