Founded in January 1891, St. Luke AME Church is a member of the “Sensational” Sumter District of the Northeast South Carolina Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The state of South Carolina is the Seventh Episcopal District of Twenty (20) Episcopal Districts all over the world. Under the tremendous leadership of our Presiding Prelate, Bishop Richard Franklin Norris and our Presiding Elder, Robert L. McCants, St. Luke continues to strive to be a beacon of light in the world.

The Mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

  The Mission of the African Methodist Episcopal Church is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional, and environmental needs of all people by spreading Christ's liberating gospel through word and deed. At every level of the Connection and in every local church, the African Methodist Episcopal Church shall engage in carrying out the spirit of the original Free African Society, out of which the A.M.E. Church evolved: that is, to seek out and save the lost, and serve the needy through a continuing program of (1) preaching the gospel, (2) feeding the hungry, (3) clothing the naked, (4) housing the homeless, (5) cheering the fallen, (6) providing jobs for the jobless, (7) administering to the needs of those in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, asylums and mental institutions, senior citizens' homes; caring for the sick, the shut-in, the mentally and socially disturbed, and (8) encouraging thrift and economic advancement.   

The Motto of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

“God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, the Holy Spirit Our Comforter, Humankind Our Family.”

St. Luke AME Church Mission Statement (Provisional)

   A continually growing and evolving body of believers in Christ, called to minister (serve) the spiritual, emotional, social and economic needs of the greater Sumter, SC community and beyond. Our mission is to proclaim the good news of salvation for the winning of souls to Christ through spirit led worship, continuous evangelistic efforts, Christian Education training and effectual social outreach.

Bishop Rev. Samuel Lawrence Green, Servant Pastor

Pastor George Brown, Associates

Associate Minister, Dr. Rev. Eliza E. Black, Retired

Licentiate, Sister Willodine James

Church Secretary, Sister Inez Washington

Minister of Music, Bro. Larry Alston

Physical Address:
2355 N. St. Paul Church Road
Sumter, SC 29154
Phone: (803) 469- 8953/8954
Fax: (803) 469-8953
Mailing Address:
PO Box 2516
2355 N. St. Paul Church Road
Sumter, SC 29151