St. James is a small body of believers who gather weekly to celebrate the joys of life and find support in the struggles. Housed in a National Historic Landmark, St. James has used her facilities to serve God and community since 1864.
We operate under the umbrella mission of the AME Church which is to minister to the spiritual, social and physical needs of all people through word and deed. We were birthed out of the Free African Society in Philadelphia in 1787. From that time until now we have fed the hungry, clothed the naked, housed the homeless, encouraged thrift and economic advancement and addressed the environmental concerns of all people.
Services generally last about 60-90 minutes. There is a restroom upstairs, in the back of the church—just ask!
We are a liturgical church, some standing/sitting and moving around. Participate as you feel comfortable.
We welcome, love and include children, but do not have a separate Sunday children’s ministry. There is a diaper changing station and rocking chair in the back room. Feel free to bring snacks and whatever your little one needs to be comfortable.
When you visit—park in the back and use back entrance to avoid the steps.
We look forward to meeting you real soon!
The Reverend Juliet Hemphill, Pastor
Rev. Edmund E Lowe, Presiding Elder
Rt. Rev. Clement W Fugh, Presiding Bishop
516 North Street
PO Box 301
Cape Girardeau MO 63702