Welcome to the

9th Episcopal District


    elcome to the official web presence of the Ninth Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Ninth District covers the state of Alabama, and is comprised of five (5) annual conferences:  the Alabama River Region, the Southeast Alabama, the Northeast Alabama, the Southwest Alabama, and the Northwest Alabama. Alabama is home to some 275 AME congregations and nearly 20,000 members of the denomination.

This website was created so that members of the AME Church in Alabama can stay abreast of all of the active ministries of the Ninth District; so the pastors and presiding elders of the District can make reports and receive information as expediently as possible; and so that the members of the AME Church in other parts of the world, as well as other interested persons, might be able to share in the great things that God is doing through the AME Church in the state of Alabama.

It is our prayer that as you navigate this site, you will find it timely and informative, and that something within will inspire you to visit one of our local congregations, and even partner with us in serving God by serving humanity as we go forth in this great work of Kingdom Building.

Our vision for the Ninth Episcopal District is to "Encourage, Empower and Enable the People of God!"

For He is well able to do exceeding, abundantly, above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. - Ephesians 3:20

It is for this reason that we have this theme at the very heart of all we do in the Ninth District. 


Join us as we accomplish great things for God!

Church Motto:

"God Our Father

Christ Our Redeemer

Holy Spirit Our Comforter

Humankind Our Family"

Rt. Rev. Harry L. Seawright, Presiding Prelate
Reverend Sherita M. Seawright,
WMS Episcopal Supervisor
Our Mission


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...

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Re-opening of Churches Update

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COVID-19 Assumption of Risk and Waiver of Liability

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2022-2023 Planning Meeting

November 3-5, 2022

Daniel Payne Community Plaza

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AME Prepaid Debit Card

Launching Soon!

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WMS Presents "A Religious Comedy"

January 22, 2023

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Daniel Payne Legacy Village Foundation

Legacy of Hope Capital Campaign

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To purchase your brick(s) click this link: https://www.danielpayne.org/prayergarden
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The Prayer Line is available six (6) days a week, Monday - Saturday at 8:00 AM.

Please feel free to join the call.  The Prayer Line number is (609) 746-1095 access code: 825522

As we gather in this corporate prayer time, let us meditate on these words:

Now to him who is able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

                                                - Ephesians 3:20

Visit The Life Centers at Daniel Payne

Adult Education & GED/High School Diploma Classes

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Birmingham, AL

(Main Campus)

Montgomery, AL

(Satellite Location)

North Alabama

(Satellite Location)

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You can give to the The Ninth Episcopal District by clicking on the Cash AppGIVELIFY or the PayPal logo to the left. 

You can also download the GIVELIFY MOBILE APP and do a quick non profit search on The Ninth Episcopal District and it will come right up.

Giving to the Ninth District