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War Room : The War Room Prayer MinistryPrayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Avery Chapel AME Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers to our Prayer Warriors team, pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.
“Equipping the Family, Empowering the People, Serving the Community”
"As long as there is breath in your body, there is hope for your soul."
Founded : 1889
Pastor : D. Lavel Crawford
Mission : Our Mission at Avery Chapel is to:
Equip Families, Empower People and Serve the CommunityThe purpose of the African Methodist Episcopal Church as envisioned by its founder Richard Allen, has always been to empower men and women through a free and liberating worship experience, education and economic development.Through Biblical Teaching, Evangelical Outreach, Cultural Fluency, Spiritual Discipline and Christian Fellowship, we will help each person come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. We will seek to help individuals and families within our church and community to know and understand their kingdom calling, and how to maximize their God-given potential to the glory of God. Through partnership with other churches and with organizations whose goals and objectives are in concert with those of the Christian Community and Methodism world-wide, we seek to realize our objectives and potential development within our community, neighboring communities and across the world.We promote and subscribe to the biblical principal that the Body of Christ must be equipped and empowered to realize the fullness of all God’s promises to his people.Please consider Avery Chapel if you are looking for a Church Home and thank you for coming.The Ideal Family Church!
phone : 1-501-707-5213
ABOUT YOUR SALVATION ??
Are You Sure??
Have you come to the point in your spiritual life, where you know for certain, that if you were to die tonight, heaven is your eternal home? The Bible Says: These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God. 1 John 5:13 KJV
God’s Why?? What would you say if God should ask you, “my child, why should I let you into my heaven?” What The Bible Says About Me: That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9 KJV
Knowledge to Eternal Life:1. Grace
Heaven is a free gift.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Ephesians 2:8 KJV2.
Man is a sinner and cannot save himself.
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23 KJV
God is loving, merciful & just..
…God is love 1 John 4:14 KJV
…He will by no means clear the guilty. Exodus 34:7b
4. Jesus Christ
The Infinite God-Man.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 KJV
The Key to Heaven is SAVING FAITH
And they said, believe (trust) on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 16:31 KJV
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AVERY CHAPEL HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
The African Methodist Episcopal Church has a unique history because it was the first major religious denomination in the western world that developed due to sociological rather than theological differences. It was the first African-American denomination organized and incorporated in the United States in 1787. The church was born in protest against racial discrimination and slavery. The motto: "God our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, The Holy Spirit Our Comforter, Humankind Our Family" would simply state the mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and environmental needs of all people by spreading Christ's liberating gospel through word and deed.
So began the legacy of Avery Chapel AME Church. In April,1889 the Oklahoma Territory was opened for settlement. 200 African Americans settled in "Sandtown" along the North bank of the river east of the Santa Fe railroad tracks. Among the 200 settlers, there were a few African Methodists that began to hold meetings in September of that year. Later the services were moved into a tent located on what is now the 200 block of W. Choctaw St. When the church became formally organized, a former member, Ellis Wade residing in Memphis, Tennessee, suggested the name "Avery Chapel". So it was.
In early 1900s, despite racism, segregation, and Jim Crow laws, Avery Chapel was able to purchase a few lots for $1400 each. The lots were later sold for $9500 each and the proceeds were used to construct a brick church located on First and Geary. Avery continued to thrive despite the Great Depression and racial violence. Its membership continued to develop programs and services to address the community's needs. In 1959, Avery purchased a new site at 13th and Kelham for $100,000. Over 1400 people joined the congregation in the celebration of the new location. A 4 bedroom parsonage was purchased. Avery Child Development Center was established and continues to operate to this day. The church established a housing project consisting of 240 units plus 120 homes was built at a cost of $4.5 million. All these successes and many more were achieved as African American people fought for their civil rights and equity in America. Although Supreme Court rulings changed laws in America for justice in housing, education, transportation, and employment, it could not change the hearts of many Whites. Yet, God was and remains in control. Avery's progress continued.
1975 found Avery Chapel became a learning church and the congregation directed itself to study God's word and put LOVE into action, to serve the community more effectively. The evangelistic program was expanded and the congregation grew by 60%. A van ministry began. A professionally organized library was established on the church campus. The central budget grew from $50k to $195K. This allowed the facilities to be improved and the parking lot to be expanded.
Avery Chapel received many church honors, both local, church-wide, statewide, and nationally. Church doctrine requires that pastors are assigned to AME churches. Avery Chapel has been fortunate to have pastors assigned who were men of vision, courage, and of Godly character. Along with members who believed God had a purpose and a positive direction in their lives, their families, and communities, Avery Chapel was able to accomplish & flourish. Names such as Rev. William Weir( first to pastor the congregation), Rev. CC Hubbard, A.W. Lewis, J.T.S White, Rev. Fred Devers, Rev. G.N. Collins, Robert H. Alexander, Nathaniel Irving, Leodis Strong, David Ray Stuckey, Rev. Lonnie Johnson, Rev. James J. McLaughlin and Rev. Roy Jones, Jr., were just a few of the courageous men who became a part of Avery Chapel's 127 year history. The Council of Bishops, Annual Conferences, church school conventions have been held through the years at Avery Chapel AME. In the AME church, these meetings and gatherings were considered to be a very prestigious honors to host.
In 1986, the church organized "Unity and Loyalty Day" which celebrated a time of renewal and rededication. The celebration culminated with the burning of the outstanding mortgage. In May,1989 Avery celebrated 100 years of heroic efforts and undaunted faith of members, past & present. The Marcella Guthrie Scholarship fund was established. It began with a dream and the sale of chicken dinners. The first year 2 $50 scholarships and Bibles were awarded. Many promising and hard working African American youths were helped with college expenses. Today the scholarship fund, a non-profit organization, continues to provide scholarships of $1000 to college bound students of Avery Chapel and those in the greater Oklahoma City community.
In 2002, AME-SADA (Service and Development Agency) was formed to aide people in Africa and the Caribbean to help themselves by providing assistance to those in need through health, micro-credit, and education programs. Locally, the Laura L. Turner Missionary committed the church to participate in the Angel Tree ministry. This program shows special love to children of incarcerated parents during the Christmas holiday. This act of love and kindness allows the sharing of the Gospel for families and children. The tradition continues.
In April,2004, Avery Chapel celebrated 115 years of helping people experience the reality of God's power and presence in their lives and others.
Avery participated in the 48th Quadrennial Session. This is an important AME conference as many of the church policies and procedures are created, changed, or revised. Bishops of the church are also selected. In 2009, the first Holy Convocation and Pastor's conference was held. This was a gathering of people of all faiths to participate in workshops and services to enable the people of God to serve in a more excellent way! Avery Chapel turned its efforts to meaningful worship, in order to go out to serve those in need both inside the church building and beyond.
New ministries began to take shape. Ministries such as food and clothing, community gardens, discovery and economic develop began to take hold.
Avery Chapel, once known as a "silk stocking" church has traded its previous title to become a "boots on the ground" church. This new attitude finds the membership of Avery Chapel AME church, under the pastoral care of Reverend D. Lavel Crawford, Sr., and first lady Sister Stephanie Crawford striving to meet the demands of the urban community where we reside. Attempting to meet head-on the problems/joys and successes that society presents in this age. The Avery family, men, women, and youth work hard to stand strong together for as Ecclesiastes 4:12 says..."Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." For 127 years, the cords of Avery Chapel AME church has sustained itself under the direction of God's infinite wisdom and abiding love. The history continues.....
"Equipping Families, Empowering People, Serving the Community"
Annual Theme:Awakening the Community of Believers1425 N. Kelham Ave.Oklahoma City, OK 73117(405) 424-3331~Transportation Ministry available~Worship Times:SundayMorning Worship 10:45 A.M.Youth Church ~embedded 2nd & 4th SundayChurch School 9:15 A.M.TuesdayBerean Bible Study Group 10:00 A.M.WednesdayPrayer Meeting 6:00 P.M.Power For Living (Bible Study) 6:30 P.M.Youth Life Groups 6:00 P.M.
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