Mother African Zoar UMC

Mother African Zoar- A Historical perspective

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​​​​The Mother African Zoar congregation was founded in 1794 and has the proud distinction of being the oldest African American Methodist congregation within the United Methodist denomination. Its founding location at Fourth and Brown Streets has been recognized by the City of Philadelphia as a historic landmark.

Mother African Zoar's Daughter Churches

African Methodist Episcopal Union Est. 1809
Tindley Temple U.M.C. Est. 1837
Janes Memorial U.M.C. Est. 1872
St. Thomas U.M.C. Est. 1872
Haven Memorial Est. 1878
Mt. Zion U.M.C. Est. 1915