Saint James' Visionary Leadership

In August of 2019, the Saint James AME Church in Newark, New Jersey, will celebrate 179 years in ministry.  That special occasion is a testament to strong faith and that is our spiritual legacy.  Originally, Bethel AME Church was formed under Rev. C. Birch, however, it was briefly disbanded, then re-established as Saint James AME Church located on Green Street.  

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Mark 9: 2-9 NIV


"The Favor of God" 

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Pastor Ronald Slaughter, a native of Orlando, FL, an adopted son of Georgia is now the youngest pastor in history to serve as Senior Pastor of Saint James AME Church in Newark, NJ.  Following in the footsteps of deep family traditions, Pastor Slaughter accepted the call to preach on June 7, 1996 under the spiritual leadership of Bishop Samuel L. Green, Sr. 

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