About Our Church
Our Mission & Vision
Our vision and mission is to help connect people to faith
We are a people called to community by our experience of God through Jesus the Christ. Following the example of Jesus, we are committed to His model for living and work to continue His ministry in ways that make Him relevant for our age. We also give ourselves to be empowered by God’s Sprit and work to evangelize, nurture, challenge, and empower others to that they become God’s instruments – instruments for worship, witness, and service. We also celebrate the unique heritage of African American churches; therefore, our worship of God is festive and we do ministry in a way that demonstrates God’s concern for social situations.
Our Fundamental Beliefs
African Methodist Episcopal Zionites believe:
1. Jesus is the son of God.
2. Jesus died and rose three days later to save us from our sins. Salvation comes only by faith or trust Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.
3. In the Holy Trinity, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
4. We believe in the Holy Bible and use it as our guide in life, and worship.
5. Christian Perfection:
6. Divine Judgment:
The A.M.E. Zion Church developed during slavery as a church home to such notable freedom fighters as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. As slavery ended, the church continued its work throughout the eastern and southeastern United States ministering to the needs of newly freed men and women. The A.M.E. Zion Church continued to play a significant role in improving the lives of African-Americans, through the changes brought about during the civil rights movement to grassroots ministries that impact lives today.
St. Mark AME Zion Church was founded in 1965 by sisters Marybelle Whiteman, Betty Banks and Ruth Simpson. Their father, Rev. T.I. Johnson, was a minister in the A.M.E. Zion Church.
Our Pastor & Ministerial Team
Rev. Dalphine Parrish
Rev. Larry Williams
Rev. Nonzuzo Brown
Rev. Christopher Wilkins
Southwestern Delta Episcopal District
Mrs. Gelenia Frencher
Rev. Dr. Darius Benton, Presiding Elder
Dallas/Ft. Worth District