First Colored Methodist Protestant Church

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Denominational Profile

History

 

First Colored Methodist Protestant Church (1840)

merged intoAfrican Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church (1865)

The First Colored Methodist Protestant Church was formed about 1840 when members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church rejected episcopal leadership and reorganized along the principles of the Methodist Protestant Church.

No membership data currently available on this denomination.

Data were taken from the National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches. Denomination descriptions provided by Dr. J. Gordon Melton, Director, Institute for the Study of American Religion (ISAR). [More information on data sources]