The mission of Mt. Moriah AME Church is to minister to the spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional needs of all people by spreading Christ's liberating gospel through word and deed.​

​We shall seek out and save the lost and serve the needy through a continuing program of:

  • Feeding the hungry
  • Clothing the naked
  • Cheering the fallen
  • ​Administering to the needs of those in prisons, hospitals, nursing and senior citizen homes,
  • Caring for the sick, the shut-in, the mentally and socially disturbed

​Richard Allen - Founder of the AME Church

​Mt. Moriah has been a cornerstone of Christian outreach in the Annapolis area since 1799. Under the leadership of Rev. W. B. Nash, the present edifice of worship was constructed on Bay Ridge Avenue. Our old structure is now the Banneker -Douglas Museum operated by the State of Maryland as the Afro-American History Museum for the state. Mt. Moriah is one of the most historic churches in the state of Maryland. With our current pastor, Rev. Dr. Carrington D. Carter, Mt. Moriah is looking to grow with our community outreach programs, while still continuing to focus on our heritage of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and our founder, Richard Allen. The membership at Mt. Moriah is growing and we are open to worship with Christians of all ages.

Our purpose

Original Mt. Moriah Structure

Now the Banneker-Douglas Museum.

brief history of mt.  moriah

The current structure of Mt. Moriah AME Church

Our mission

The ultimate purpose of Mt. Moriah AME is to make available God's biblical principals, .Spread Christ's liberating gospel and provide continuing programs which will enhance the entire social development of all people.


God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, the Holy Spirit Our Comforter, Humankind Our Family