GREENVILLE JOURNAL Rev James Speed Leads Allen Temple in Positively Impacting the Community

The Rev. James Speed of Allen Temple AME Church describes the church as a catalyst for change in the community. “[Church] has been the nuclear point where black folk could gather and come together,” he says. “It was a place where we had corporate ownership.”

Rev James Speed Speaks to Greenville Journal

Allen Temple’s Festival of Life Live Coverage by Fox Carolina News


The annual Festival of Life consists of various groups within the community donating their services and resources. They also provide health care information, housing initiatives, blood pressure checks, a free haircut and a hot meal.

Posted by Fox Carolina News on Saturday, January 26, 2019

Allen Temple Festival of Life Community Service Event Recognition

Allen Temple Church’s Festival of Life Community Service Event Recognition

Posted by Allen Temple AME Church on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Bishop Richard Allen Postage Stamp


The Postal Service Celebrates Black History Month Issuing a Forever Stamp Honoring Richard Allen,

Founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

Marks the 39th Stamp in the Black Heritage Series



Black Heritage: Richard Allen

Preacher, activist, and civic leader Richard Allen (1760–1831) was an inspiring figure whose life and work resonate profoundly in American history. This stamp coincides with the 200th anniversary of Allen’s founding of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, one of the most important institutions in African-American life, as well as his election as its first bishop.

The stamp art is a portrait of Allen, a detail from an 1876 print titled “Bishops of the A.M.E. Church.” Featuring Allen in the center surrounded by ten other bishops and six historical vignettes, the print is from the collection of the Library Company of Philadelphia. The noon ET Feb. 2 First-Day-of-Issue ceremony will take place at the Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church in Philadelphia.

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