St. Paul A.M.E. Church

Who We Are

Saving souls and building stronger Christian lives, one person at a time

Located near downtown Canton, St. Paul is a diverse church that welcomes everyone. Listen to these personal testimonies about us.

"I feel accepted here. I don't feel judged. I know I am loved when I come into this church."

"{We] have visited many churches since January. Some wealthy, some not so wealthy, some conservative, some progressive and even liberal. Some have laser lights and fog machines, one had music that was all accapella! Of all the congregations we’ve visited, so far St. Pau AME has surpassed every one of them in hospitality, thankfulness to God, and true worship. These are not empty words and they are not words meant to puff up, it’s simply an observation on my part. I know you work hard and you have your struggles, but . . . you’ve got the whole package. It’s not the size of the congregation, it’s the size of the heart."

"Each time I come through the doors of St. Paul, I feel the love. That's why I'm still here--this is a very loving church."

Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:30am - Church School (for all ages)
  • 11:00am - Morning Worship
  • 04:00pm - 4-7pm Papa's Pantry Satellite hours (call 770.479.0729 to make an appointment)
  • 06:30am - Prayer Conference Call (1-218-339-4300, code 890284#)
  • 06:00pm - AWANA and N-Zone (discipleship for children and teens)
  • 06:30pm - Intercessory Prayer (in sanctuary)
  • 07:00pm - Adult Bible Study
  • 03:00pm - 3-5pm Papa's Pantry Satellite hours (call 770.479.0729 to make an appointment)
  • 05:00pm - Community Block Party on 3rd Saturday of each month during Fall & Winter months
  • 06:00pm - Community Block Party on 3rd Saturday of each month during Spring & Summer months
  • 06:00pm - Community Block Party (time and day of month subject to change--contact church office to confirm)

What to Expect

What are services like?
Spirit filled, inspiring and uplifting.

What is the community like?
Multigenerational and diverse.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You're welcome at St. Paul. We'll embrace you, love you, and do our best to answer any questions you have (or help you find the answers).


Lemora Dobbs

Lemora Dobbs

Visionary, Leader, Teacher, Preacher, Counselor, Down-to-Earth, Cool, Friend--these are all words used to describe Rev. Lemora B. Dobbs, Pastor of St. Paul AME Church, Canton, GA. Pastor Dobbs loves people and loves the Lord. Under her leadership, the ministry at St. Paul has grown to include a satellite location of Papa's Pantry, a monthly Community Block Party with Forever Fed Ministries, AWANA and N-Zone (discipleship programs for kids and teens), Dance and Mime ministries, and so much more! Pastor Dobbs has been married to her husband, Donald, for 31 years and they have 3 children, and 2 grandchildren. She is a graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University.

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