The History of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Huntington
Huntington Public Library
338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Friday, November 6
A.M.E. As you drive along Park Avenue and pass the little church up on the hill, across from Huntington Hospital, do you wonder what those 3 initials mean? Have they been a mystery to you all these years? Jeanette T. Johns is anxious to share with you the meaning of those 3 letters as well as the relationship of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Huntington to the other churches in this internationally-populated denomination. In addition, she would like you to “meet” some of the famous, and the not-so-famous people who have, in some way, contributed to the growth of this 172-year-old church, a designated landmark structure located in the “Old Huntington Green Historic District.” Jeanette’s husband, the Rev. Clarence B. Johns, Jr. was a pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Huntington for 12 years. He served in this position longer than any of the 33 known pastors of the church. Come hear some interesting highlights that Jeanette uncovered as she researched her book, The Sesquicentennial Edition of the History of Bethel A.M.E. Church, Huntington, New York. Open to all. Call 631-427-5165 to register.