​​The Historic Ebenezer A.M.E. Church

About our Church

145 Years of God's Grace


The name "Ebenezer" means "stone of help". This name was established on the scriptural reference in 1 Samuel 7:12 " then Samuel took a stone, and set between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, hitherto hath the LORD helped us."

 

For 145 years, our church has been active in the experience of Christian discipleship- preaching and teaching the Word of God, fasting, praying, ministering to the sick and shut-in, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the poor.


Organized to serve as a harbor for newly freed Americans leaving the Jim Crow South, our church has its roots in social and political issues that have confronted the Detroit community,  It has played a role as a Champion of Freedom and the movement for Civil and Human Rights. Ebenezer has made known her responsibility for the uplift of humanity.


A part of the Connectional AME Church founded in 1787 by Bishop Richard Allen,  we are a part of the rich tradition of a global church that is established across the world.  Located in the 4th Episcopal District, we sit at the heart of loving distressed communities and people in need.


We are a place where His Love has made the difference- welcome to Ebenezer, a stone of help, to all the world.