Agape Church

Agape Church "The Church in the Heart of the Community with the People of the Community in it's Heart" The Reverend Brandon Karl Allen, Senior Pastor The Agape Church of Divine Love was organized on September 14, 1969 in the home of Mr.

and Mrs. Edward Stenhouse. The persons forming this independent congregation had previously been members of Delaine-Waring African Methodist Episcopal Church of Buffalo, New York. Founding members were: the late Reverend Melvin Crawford, Sis. Eldrea Goldsmith, Pedro A. Castro, Sr., Clara Mae Castro, Christine Castro, Angelina Castro, Diodi Castro, Charles E. Kelley, Emma Louise Kelley, Rhonda Kelley, Bonita Kelley, Kerwin Kelley, April Kelley, Deborah Casper, Patricia Kelley, Margurite Mitchell, Thelma Phelps, Thelma Stenhouse, Barbara Patton, James Patton, Coralyn Patton, Kelley Patton, Betty Walker, Toni Walker, Bessie Scott, Ickey Mae Williamson, Alex Williamson, Lovell Willliamson, Edna Shaw, Michael Shaw, Lamont Shaw, Richard Shaw, Bruce Shaw, and Linda Shaw. During the early months of the church's existence, services were held in the homes of various members, the Michigan YMCA, and the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. The late Reverend Melvin G. Crawford served as the Interim Pastor. On February 12, 2011, Bishop Richard Franklin Norris, the presiding bishop of the 1st Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church appointed Pastor Brandon K. Allen to lead the church to a new level of praise and worship. Since Pastor Allen's arrival, the church has grown collectively and spiritually.

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"Even though they might have been different, the people came together to be the church. We are still challenged by God to still be the church."

~ Dr. Brandon Karl Allen


Join us tomorrow for worship at 10:30AM!


"God has ALL power and authority! Just sit back and let God work on your behalf!"

~ Dr. Brandon Karl Allen


Cast your cares on the LORD and God will sustain you; God will never let the righteous be shaken.

~ Psalm 55:22


Join Agape Church in worship this Sunday at 10:30AM! See you there!




"Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works."

~ Titus 2:14 (NKJV)

Dr. Brandon Karl Allen and the Agape Church Family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who came to celebra...

Dr. Brandon Karl Allen and the Agape Church Family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who came to celebrate the life and legacy of Mother Esther G. Clark on today. The thoughts and prayers of the members of Agape Church are with the family of Mother Clark. May the peace of God be with everyone who knew Mother Esther G. Clark until we meet again!


"So it’s paramount that you keep the commandments of God, your God, walk down the roads he shows you and reverently respect him. God is about to bring you into a good land, a land with brooks and rivers, springs and lakes, streams out of the hills and through the valleys. It’s a land of wheat and barley, of vines and figs and pomegranates, of olives, oil, and honey. It’s land where you’ll never go hungry—always food on the table and a roof over your head. It’s a land where you’ll get iron out of rocks and mine copper from the hills."

~ Deuteronomy 8:6-9 (The Message)





Bishop Elect - Harry Lee Seawright -2nd District

Bishop Elect - Michael Leon Mitchell - 11th District

Bishop Elect - E. Anne Henning Byfield- 4th District

Bishop Elect - Ronnie E. Brailsford, Sr. -7th District

Bishop Elect - Stafford J.N. Wicker -6th District

Bishop Elect - Frank Madison Reid, III - 2nd District

President and Publisher Sunday School Union - Roderick Dewayne Belin

Editor of the Christian Recorder - John Thomas III

Department of Christian Education - Garland F. Pierce

Church Growth and Development - James C. Wade

Judicial Council - Eduardo K. Curry, Patricia M. Mayberry, Tania E. Wright, Derek H. Anderson, Warren H. Dawson; Alternate - Starr Battle


July 7, 2016
Media Advisory

Local Community Advocates Unite with Members of the International African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) Gathering to Condemn Recent Police Involve Shootings of Black Men


Local Community Advocates Unite with Members of the International African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) Gathering to Condemn Recent Police Involve Shootings of Black Men by marching and rallying throughout center city Philadelphia.

Thursday, July, 2016
March Departure at 6:00 p.m.
Press event/rally at 7 p.m.

The march will gather at the Philadelphia Convention Center (12th and Arch Street). Protesters will then stop at the various locations: 7th and Arch Street; Federal Detention Center, Philadelphia; The Slave Memorial at the President’s House at 6th and Market Street; City Hall; and the press event/rally at Arch Street United Methodist Church.

Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity, POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness Power and Rebuild; AME Preachers Meeting of Philadelphia and Vicinity; NAACP Youth and College Division; NAACP Philadelphia Branch, OIC of America.

Speakers include: Bishop Reginald T. Jackson, Chair of Social Action Commission of the AME Church; Jacquelyn Dupont-Wallker, Executive Director of Social Action Commission of the A.M.E. Church; Tanya Brown-Dickerson, mother of late Brandon Tate Brown; Rev. Jay Broadnax, President of Black Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity; Rev. Dr. Leslie Callihan, POWER; Rev. Stephen A. Green, President of the Youth and College Division of the NAACP; Rev. Mark Tyler, AME Preachers of Philadelphia and Vicinity, as well as clergy for Baton Rouge, LA and Minnesota.

Local community advocates are uniting with the members of the AME Church to condemn recent shootings and killings of black men by police officers. This event comes as a direct response to the killing of Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, LA, and Philando Castile of Falcon Heights, MN.

#AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile


Bishop T. Larry Kirkland


Bishop T. Larry Kirkland closing his sermon titled "Back to the Future."


General Conference Highlights: The Reverend Harold Mayberry has been elected the Chairperson of the Episcopal Committee.

Please continue to pray for the 50th Session of the General Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.


The Rev. Mark E. Blue sermon closing.


The Rev. Mark E. Blue, pastor of Second Baptist Church of Lackawanna, New York introduction to sermon titled "Come Get It" based on John 6:48-53.


Lenten Season Service Guest Speaker Rev. Mark E. Blue, pastor of Second Baptist Church.


Please join Dr. Brandon Karl Allen and the Agape Church family as they continue to celebrate the Lenten Season with a service on tomorrow, Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7PM in the sanctuary. The guest speaker will be the Reverend Mark E. Blue, pastor of Second Baptist Church. This is a service for the entire family. Come fellowship, worship and praise the Lord!

Fellowship churches include: Durham Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, Lincoln Memorial United Methodist Church-Buffalo, NY, Metropolitan United Methodist Church, Bethel AME Church ~ Buffalo, NY, Delaine Waring AME Church, St Luke AME Zion Church - Buffalo, NY, Walls Memorial Ame Zion Church, Mt Zion AME Church, Centennial A. M. E. Zion Church, St Paul Ame Zion Church, St Marks A M E Zion Church.

Agape Church

Agape Church

"Stocks and bonds fluctuate everyday, but the Blood of Jesus never looses power!-Pastor Brandon K. Allen

"Stocks and bonds fluctuate everyday, but the Blood of Jesus never looses power!

-Pastor Brandon K. Allen


Today Agape Church joins members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in celebration of the 256th birthday of our founder Bishop Richard Allen.

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Agape Church's cover photo

Bishop Richard Allen

Bishop Richard Allen


Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.

- Psalm 97:10 NIV


Last evening, Pastor Brandon K. Allen taught "Starting a Tradition of Service" based on Exodus 12:1-14.

Our focus scripture was Exodus 12:14, "This is a day to remember. Each year, from generation to generation, you must celebrate it as a special festival to the LORD. This is a law for all time."

Join us this Sunday as we continue to celebrate all the blessings our Lord continues to bestow upon those that are called the Children of God.

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Agape Church


On behalf of Pastor Brandon K. Allen and the Agape Church family, Happy New Year! May God bless you abundantly during 2016.

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"But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you."

- Words of Jesus (John 14:26)


224 Northland Ave
Buffalo, NY

Opening Hours

Wednesday 18:45 - 20:15
Sunday 09:00 - 14:00


(716) 768-0943


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Due to the impending retirement of Pastor Jacquelyn Ross Brown, New Covenant United Church of Christ is seeking a Pastor. Interested ministers please go to the church’s website at and click on Pastoral Search for directions to apply. July 31st is the deadline to apply.