The C.M.E. Church was founded December 16, 1870 by a group of 41 former slaves in Jackson, Tennessee, who were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. From humble beginnings, the CME Church has become a major denomination. One of its most significant witnessing arenas has been the education of African Americans. Today the CME Church supports, Phillips School of Theology, (seminary) Atlanta, GA; Lane College, Jackson, TN; Paine College, Augusta, GA; Miles College, Birmingham, AL; and Texas College, Tyler, TX.
The CME Church has more than 1.2 million members across the United States, and has missions and sister churches in Haiti, Jamaica and fourteen African nations. We are organized into 11 Episcopal Districts and each district is presided over by a Bishop.
Christian Methodist Episcopal Church Website: http://www.thecmechurch.org/