Mount Carmel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Putting God First! Praise, Prayer and Partnership. New Rochelle, NY
Mount Carmel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Mount Carmel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Mount Carmel African Methodist Episcopal Church
Mount Carmel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Who We Are

Mt Carmel is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is a connectional intercontinental Church. Although we are predominantly African American, our membership includes many ethnicities and is receptive of all people.

Our name speaks of our history, beliefs, and structure –

African: The founders of our Church were called Africans because they originated from the Mother Continent of Africa. Though we are a predominantly Black Church, staying true to our Motto (Humankind our Family) we love all people and welcome them to become part of our Zion.

Methodist: Richard Allen, our Founder and First Consecrated Bishop believed that Africans of that era could be more acquainted with the Gospel of our Lord Jesus, through the Biblical teachings of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. Wesley believed that our Salvation is received by the Grace of God – We are saved by Grace through Faith by Jesus Christ alone. We, as Methodists believe that God’s Loving Grace comes through the witness of the Holy Spirit Who is active in our lives daily transforming (sanctifying) us.

Episcopal: Our form of government is Episcopally operated. Spiritual leaders called Bishops lead our Church. The AME Church currently has 20 Episcopal Districts throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, South America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

This Episcopal Structure is designed to enhance the mission of the church and to ensure that we operate as smoothly as possible with God in Christ as our eternal Founder. Mt Carmel is part of the Brooklyn – Westchester District of the New York Conference of the First Episcopal District of the AME Church.

Come See…Come Hear…Come Experience

If you are seeking to learn more about God, our Creator in a more intimate way … or maybe you have sought to find solace and peace and have not found it, we have the answer – Jesus Christ.

If you have found the Lord Jesus Christ, however, you are seeking a loving spiritual family to grow with and to learn more about our Lord, we at Mt Carmel offer ourselves. We want you to be part of us where everybody is somebody and Christ is All.


Church School / Sunday School Education @ 9:30am Every Sunday

Sweet Hour of Prayer @ 10:00am Every Sunday

Celebration of Divine Worship @ 11:00am Every Sunday

A Time of Prayer #1 @ 12:00pm-1:00pm Every Tuesday

Bible Study - Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday @ 6:30 pm

For more information about Mount Carmel please call

914-738-0860 or visit the AME Church Website

We look forward to seeing you soon!

About Us

Spirit-filled, Progressive, Creative, Casual, Multigenerational, Traditional Liturgy, Hand-clapping, Lively, Lots of kids

Missions, Community Service, Young Adults, Seniors Ministry, Adult Education, Youth Group, Social Justice

Contemporary, Traditional Hymns, Passionate Reverent, Jazz, Gospel Choir, Praise and Worship, A capella

African Methodist Episcopal


English, Spanish


Plan Your Visit



78 Grove Ave
New Rochelle, NY 10801-6233

(914) 738-0860


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Our Services

What is the community like?
Mount Carmel is comprised of such a diverse community and it is something that we love about our congregation because it shows that Jesus' love has no bounds. We have families that have been attending the church for generations as well as members who have are new to the area or new to the church! If you have never stepped foot in a church or trying to find your new church family this is the place to come. The people are friendly, always involved in community out reach, and ready to share the good news with those who are ready to listen!

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are welcomed! You do not have to be a Christian to attend services at Mount Carmel. Our doors are open to everyone who has a desire to know Jesus Christ. The first step is coming to a service, 11:00 am. We offer many opportunities to deepen your understanding of Jesus Christ through bible studies, missions, Vacation Bible School, and various other ways to serve the community.

Leadership View all

Brenda D. Ford

Brenda D. Ford

Called, Committed and Compelled Servant Leader. Rev. Ford is a licensed and ordained Itinerant Elder in the New York Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. An Masters of Divinity graduate of Union Theological Seminary in New York. Our pastor is a ministerial spiritualist, anointed preacher, gifted teacher, and a woman of integrity. As a visionary leader, she is leading the congregation to new beginnings of covenant renewal, relationship building, and service engagement. She has a rich diversity of experience in missions, church health ministries, Black Family Ministries, violence prevention, church consulting and organization development. We love her and so will you. Come and greet her.

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