St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church

Transform the world through WORD, WORSHIP, WORK, WITNESS & WELCOME

aka Historic St Paul AME Church   |   Lexington, KY   |  http://www.spame.org/
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Mission

Established in 1820, Historic St Paul AME Church was an offspring of the Hill Street Methodist Church who presided over by the Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. During the year of 1820, several members decided to form their own congregation. The site was purchased for the amount of $280.00 in 1827. The congregation withdrew from the Conference of the Methodist Church South right after the Civil War in 1865 and became an independent black church. The congregants joined the Ohio Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church Conference in 1866. The Reverend Grafton Graham was sent to be its pastor. Our mission is to minister to the social, spiritual, and physical development of all people and transform the world through WORD, WORSHIP, WORK, WITNESS & WELCOME.

Ruling year info

1978

Pastor

Rev. Dr. Robert A Strode

Main address

251 N Upper St

Lexington, KY 40507-1028 USA

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Formerly known as

Historic St Paul AME Church

EIN

61-1016551

NTEE code info

Protestant (X21)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

Communication

Programs and results

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Our programs

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Historic Presevation

Preserving and Maintain a Church Building initially built in 1820 was used in the Underground railroad - Slaves was stayed in the hideaway of the until they could travel to cross to freedom. The Church building has been used a meeting place for several civic and community organizations.

Population(s) Served
Age groups

Training and Mentoring our future Leaders

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Provide an environment for Senors to socialize and create crafts

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Liturgical Dance Ministry. Ministry through dance movements for age 60 and older

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

African Methodist Episcopal Church 1866

Financials

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Operations

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St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church

Board of directors
as of 4/6/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rev. Dr. Robert A Strode

Historic St Paul AME Church

Term: 2018 -

Priscilla Sullivan

Clarence Smith

Michele Coffy

Timothy Coleman

Jean Colelman

Richard Gooch

Carolyn Jackson

Reginal Thomas

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/05/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 02/05/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.