"I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage." - Exodus 20:2
History of Spring Hill
In the year of eighteen hundred ninety-nine, the Spring Hill AME Church started under a bush harbor. A few faithful citizens, who were determined to worship a true and living God came into possession of one acre of land. The Trustees at that time were Marcus Wright, Richard Boatwright, William Doughty, John Richburg, and Thomas Gipson. In 1907, the foundation for the church was laid. This structure, a one-story wooden building, was located near a secondary road in the southwestern part of Clarendon County. Read More.
History of AME Church
The AMEC grew out of the Free African Society (FAS) which Richard Allen, Absalom Jones, and others established in Philadelphia in 1787. When officials at St. George’s MEC pulled blacks off their knees while praying, FAS members discovered just how far American Methodists would go to enforce racial discrimination against African Americans. Hence, these members of St. George’s made plans to transform their mutual aid society into an African congregation. Read more.