Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
Denomination type: Methodist Bodies
Year Reporting: 2004
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Description: The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (CME) is a historically African-American denomination that was established in Jackson, Tennessee in 1870 when a group of former slaves, representing eight annual conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church South organized the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America. In 1954 at its General Conference in Memphis, Tennessee it was overwhelmingly voted to change the term "Colored" to "Christian". On January 3, 1956 the official name became Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Its boundaries reach from the continental United States, Alaska, Haiti, Jamaica, and the West African countries of Nigeria, Ghana, and Liberia. One of its most significant witnessing arenas has been the education of African Americans. Today the CME Church supports Paine College, August, GA; Lane College, Jackson, TN; Miles College, Birmingham, AL; Texas College, Tyler, TX; and the Phillips School of Theology in Atlanta, GA.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 4466 Elvis Presley Blvd
Address line 2:
City: Memphis
State: Tennessee
Zip Code: 38116
Country: United States
Phone: n/a

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Exec. Sec., Attorney Juanita Bryant
Phone: (216)382-3559

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Rev. Ora Wilbert Eads, D.D.
Position: General Superintendent

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 122,181
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 122,181
Total Churches: 1,496
Average Attendance: 85,526
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 1,574
Other Service to the Church: 1
Retired: 0
Total Clergy: 1,575

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 1,347
Pupils: 40,410
Staff: 1,481
Total Individuals: 41,891

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures