Angel Tree

(Rev. Gloria Chandler)

Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of children of incarcerated parents each year.

Cancer Support Ministry

(Rev. Shirley Gravely-Currie)

This ministry provides cancer care information, educational resources and fellowship 

Church School

(Sis. Velma Speight & Bro. Robert Rogers)

Comfort Ministry

(Rev. Debra Manigault)

Provides support and encouragement to family members in the event of death of a member of the church or a loved one and honor the life and legacy of loved ones.

Della B. Greene Missionary Society

(Sis. Elizabeth Jordan-Johnson)

Implements mission programs and activities in local and international communities to fulfil the purpose this organization Members are at least 19 years of age.

Evangelism and Outreach

(Rev. Carolyn Scales)

The Evangelism and Outreach ministry was established tohelp carry out the great commission. It utilizes various methods of evangelism in aneffort to reach people from all walks of life.

Food Pantry & Outreach

(Sis. Velma Speight)

The mission of the Allen Chapel Food Pantry is to assist in relieving hunger in metropolitan Washing Dc with a concentration in Wards 7 and 8 and within the church membership.

Greeters Ministry

(Sis. Delphine Whitlow)

Greeters have the responsibility of greeting all of our guests, making them feel welcome and a part of our church community.

Jr./Sr. Ministry

(Rev. John Thomas)

Clara B. Neal Lay Organization

(Bro. Brian Glover)

Teaches appreciation for the history, tradition and principles of African Methodism

Liturgical Dance

(Sis. Dorothy Wortham)

The Dance Ministry of Allen

Media Ministry

(Bro. Kenny Miles)

The technology ministry of Allen

New Members

Ministry of Hope

(Rev. Lolita Turner)

This ministry acts as liaison and educator to those in need of spiritual and material comfort and hope.

Men’s Ministry

(Rev. Sylvester Barnes)

Men committed to encourage each other in the joy and strength of Jesus Christ, to equipping each other with the tools of faith needed to lead families and our communities.

Morning Glory Prayer

(Rev. Doris Kitchings)

Prayer Ministry every weekday morning at 6:30 am, Monday through Friday


(Sis. Linda Rhodes)

The Stewardess Board is responsible for providing the elements for Holy Communion. They also assist the ministerial staff with Holy Communion and Baptismal rites. Stewardesses are appointed by the Pastor.

Toni P. Farmer Scholarship Committee

(Sis. Toya Carmichael)

Provides financial aid counseling and scholarships to active Allen church youth.

Welcoming ARMS Grief Ministry

(Rev. Carole Ecton)

Provides continuous support to those experiencing grief.

Women’s Bible Study and Ministry

(Rev. Dorothy Walls)

Strive to equip, lead and transform women’s lives through transformative bible   study and inclusive spiritual programming.


(Sis. Mamie)

Serves as doorkeepers and provides a friendly atmosphere for members and visitors as they enter the church.

Vessels of Joy

(Rev. Doris Kitchings)

Ministers to the sick and homebound. The mission is to stay connected with our members who are unable to attend worship services during seasons of illness or life changes that may prevent them from worshipping with their church family in the sanctuary


(Sis. Lorraine Beavers)

The mission of the Young People’s and Children’s Division (YPD) is to serve as a resource for the development of healthy Christian leadership skills for youth. The ministry is under the direction of the Missionary Society.

Other Ministries

  • Church School (Sis. Velma Speight)
  • Dance Ministry (Rev. Perdita Abercrombie/ Sis. Dorothy Wortham)
  • Debutante and Masters Ministry (Sis. Gwen Lofton / Sis. Elizabeth Jordan-Johnson)
  • Drama Ministry (Rev. Carolyn Scales)
  • Evangelism & Outreach (Rev. Carolyn Scales)
  • Greeters Ministry (Sis. Carolyn Brown)
  • Intercessory Prayer (Sis. Lorraine Beavers)
  • Jr./Sr. Citizen Ministry (Rev. John Thomas/ Bro. Leroy Cowan)
  • Lay Organization (Sis. Louise Murrell-Graves)
  • Marriage Ministry (Rev. Michael Johnson/Sis.Stephanie Johnson)
  • New Members Class (Rev. Deborah Manigault/Gail Reed)
  • Prison Outreach Ministry (Rev. Gloria Chandler)
  • Security Ministry (Bro. Eugene Sidbury/ Bro. Donny Randall)
  • Staff Ministers (Rev. Sharon Gibson)
  • Toni P. Farmer Scholarship Committee (Sis. Cheryl Hawkins)
  • Willing Workers (Sis. Juanita Wilder)
  • Young Adult’s Ministry (Rev. Moyer McCoy and Min. Keeler Edwards)

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Allen Chapel AME Church


2498 Alabama Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20020
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