St. John A.M.E. Church

"Moving Forward" - Philippians 3:13-14 Topeka, KS
St. John A.M.E. Church
St. John A.M.E. Church

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701 SW Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66603-3209

(785) 233-3656


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Who We Are

We worship and serve God together as a community of believers. We support one another’s values and beliefs. We nurture the faith of God's people in a variety of ways, including adult and children education programs, missionary projects, outreach programs, prayer and visitation ministries. Organized from a mission in 1868, The St. John AME Church has been worshipping through 2 turns of the century at the corner of 7th and Topeka Boulevard since 1886.

About Us

Casual, Traditional Liturgy, Downtown, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Inclusive, Historic, Multigenerational

Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Missions, Adult Education, Disability

Passionate Reverent, Traditional Hymns, Gospel Choir, Contemporary, Organ

African Methodist Episcopal




Our Services

What are services like?
We follow a traditional liturgy with a contemporary flare to it. There is a lot of music, prayer, meditation and powerful preaching. An opportunity to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior is offered as well as an invitation to join our community is offered following the sermon. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month at our main worship experience.

What is the community like?
We are a mission-oriented people busy in the work of showing Jesus Christ to the world outside our doors and to those who venture in.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Non-Christians are welcome to come and learn of the Christ we profess. We will not "hard-sell" you but will not make any excuses for our faith or attempt to hide it in the spirit of Ecumenism.

Leadership View all

V. Gordon  Glenn III

V. Gordon Glenn III

Virgil Gordon Glenn III was reared and educated in Boston, Massachusetts. He holds the Bachelor of Arts degree from Suffolk University with a double major in Print Journalism and Philosophy. He also holds the Masters of Divinity degree from Boston University School of Theology. Rev. Glenn was ordained an itinerant elder at the former Kansas-Nebraska Annual Conference of the AME Church in 2001. Rev. Glenn is one of the youngest pastors in the Midwest North District. It has been said of Rev. Glenn that, “he is a young man with an old soul.” Before being appointed the pastor of St. John, he served as the pastor of Grant Chapel AME Church in Kansas City, St. Luke AME Church in Kansas City, St. Paul AME Church in Olathe and Hall’s Chapel AME Church in Newton, Kansas.

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