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Welcome to Washington Metropolitan AME Zion

The late Bishop Ruben L. Speaks emphasizes the role of the Christian church in both the local and immediate communities: He writes, “If one sees the church as an otherworldly institution, only interested in preparing human souls for heaven after death, then one will think of the church as an institution, who spends all of its time and energy in religious worship and preaching. If one thinks of the church as an instrument to transform the kingdoms of this world into the Kingdom of God and His Christ, then we will view the church as the body of Christ, involved in community betterment. It is the only institution that can give to the community a foretaste of heaven. It is the yeast that leavens the entire loaf of life in the community. The church must take the lead in purifying and sanctifying the entire community.”

Washington Metropolitan is celebrating one hundred and forty-four years of providing spiritual ministry. What a blessing and testimony in and of itself, for God’s grace has proven sufficient for well over a century. Amidst a host of changing immediate environmental tides, which have had the propensity to challenge the spiritual fortitude of the church foundationally, this flagship forges on into even deeper waters on a daily basis in order to embrace the mandate passed down through the years; “To serve the present age.” Just as she has been a very powerful constant force in every aspect of religious involvement that has helped to exude equality, the rights of humankind, as well as a vital presence both locally and at-large, the church continues to work collaboratively, with the anticipation of even greater things to come. The Apostle Paul reminds us of this in his letter to the Phillipian church that, “I am convinced of this, that the one who began a good work among you will bring it to completion by the Day of the Messiah Jesus.”

“Lift Him up by living as a Christian ought, let the world in you the Saviour see; Then men will gladly follow Him who once taught, I’ll draw all men unto Me.”

Sunday Services:


First Sunday Service

11:00 a.m.


Regular Services Times

8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Contact Us:

613 North Garrison

St. Louis, Missouri

Phone: 314-533-0316

E-mail: pastor@wmamex.org