St. John A.M.E. Church
St. John A.M.E. Church, located
on Clinton Street, was organized in 1839, its first building being on Lewis
Its first pastor was the Rev. George Harlan. In 1893 the present building was erected under the pastorate of
Rev. James M. Turner. About fourteen years ago an Annex building was built, containing a Sunday School
room, pastor's study and rooms for the activities of the church. Among its most prominent pastors were
Rev. B. F. Lee, afterwards a Bishop in the Church, Rev. G. H. Schaffer, Rev. D. F. Bentley, Rev. P. A. Nichols,
Rev. G. F. David, Rev. J. W. Frazier. Its present pastor is the Rev. H. H. Brewer, who has been serving for
a number of years. This church owns its parsonage, which is located on Lewis Street.
Source: The Colored
Churches of Frankfort, by Dr. E. E. Underwood
The State Journal - Saturday, October 3, 1936
George Harlan, Moses Pitman,
Aaron Green, Reuben Thomas, Henry Henderson (1850), Anderson Bryant, Jacob
Henry Hensley, William Brown, Henry J. Young, Ross Lee, Jillson Francis, George H. Schaffer, Washington Hill, Crafton Graham,
Alfred Newman, C. J. Waters, B. F. Lee, J. W. Riley, Charles Herbert, Jesse Henderson, George Steamer, Levi Evans, D.S. Bentley,
J. W. Asbury, J. F. Thomas, G. H. Burk, George W. Bryant, Emmanual Wilson, J. M. Turner, J. W. Frazier, P. A. Nichols,
G. F. David, J. M. Holt, J. Allen Viney (1907-1909); T. A. Thompson (1910)
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