Nashville to Host Historic African Methodist Episcopal Church General Conference The First Time in Nashville since 1872
The African Methodist Episcopal Church, the oldest Black religious denomination in America will hold the 49th Session of the General Conference June 27-July 4, 2012 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN, home of the world famous Fisk University Jubilee Singers.
Nashville is part of the 13th Episcopal District, which comprises the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. The last time the 13th District hosted the General Conference was in 1996 in Louisville, KY., and this year is the first time the conference has been held in Nashville since the late 1800s.
The mission of the AME Church is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and environmental needs of all people by spreading Christ’s liberating gospel through word and deed.