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.
The Mission of Zoar United Methodist Church is to be: One Church, One Family of God and One in Service to: Our Members, Our Community, and Our Lord for the transformation of the World.
Our vision is to be a Christ Centered Church devoted to serving God in our homes, our church and community. We are:
Dedicated to Studying the Word of God
Excited to extend God’s Love to everyone we meet
Encouraged to work in mission to reach the least and the lost for Jesus Christ our Lord
Consistent in our endeavor to carry out our theological task working towards social justice and the end of oppression in our community, our country and throughout the world.
Empowered to grow Disciples for Jesus Christ as one Church, one Family, and one community of God, in the Unity of the Holy Spirit.
WELCOME TO THE "MOTHER HOUSE"
Mother African Zoar UMC
MEET OUR PASTOR
REV. SHAYLA L. JOHNSON
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