Bethel AME Celebrates 166 years


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Bethel AME will celebrate 166 years of service to the San Francisco community on March 4 at 10am. Themed “Homecoming”, this will be ther first anniversary celebration for Pastor Shaw, who recently was installed as the pastor.
The guest speaker for the service will be Bishop Clement W. Fugh, the presiding Prelate for the 5th Episcopal District of the AME church. 
Founded in 1852,  when San Francisco was a main post for the gold rush and before the Civil War, Bethel AME is the oldest African American church in the city and it continues to serve the city’s African American community with great distinction, despite the changing demographics caused by gentrification.
Bethel AME Church is located at 916 Laguna St. For more information, visit or call the church’s office at 415.921.4935.


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