Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopal Church was organized in April 1921.
As a congregation of the Connectional AME Church, we are in the First Episcopal District.
Our episcopal leadership team are Bishop Julius H. McAllister, Sr., Presiding Prelate and
Mother Joan M. McAllister, Episcopal Supervisor.
We are located in the Village of Harlem; the 'Magnificent, Inclusive' Manhattan District,
with Presiding Elder Kim W. Anderson.
Rev. Jeaninne D. Wallace
Dr. Jeaninne D. Wallace earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Hofstra University; a Master of Science in Educational Administration from the University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania; a Master of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, New Brunswick, New Jersey, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and a Master of Sacred Theology (focus – Church History) from Drew Theological School, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. She holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio, with a concentration in (ECL) Ethical and Creative Leadership (Transformational Leadership Theory), secondary concentration in (PPS) Public Policy and Social Change, and MLK, Jr. specialization.
Rev. Jeaninne served at Saint Matthew’s Community AME Church of Hollis, St. Albans, New York under the pastorate of the Reverend Dr. Andrea M. Hargett in various capacities: Worship team member; Board of Christian Education Director; Church School workshop instructor; Associate Minister; and Bible Study teacher, introducing technology to the students’ learning experience and developed a BLOG for ongoing communication and interaction.
Rev. Jeaninne was ordained as an Itinerant Deacon in 2011 by Bishop Richard Franklin Norris and was ordained as an Itinerant Elder in 2013 by Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram. Rev. Jeaninne was elected and served two years as Worship Leader for the New York Annual Conference Women in Ministry. She also serves as an Instructor for the New York Conference Ministerial Institute; and has taught the Class on Fourth Year Studies – developing curriculum for the course, The Church and Its Cultures and Class on Admissions – Polity & Methodism. Rev. Jeaninne was honored to have an article published in the AME Review (October – December 2012), titled – “Music and Methodism”.
Rev. Jeaninne received her first Pastoral Appointment on November 15, 2014 to Ebenezer AME Church, New York, New York, making her its first female pastor. She is an anointed teacher and preacher of the infallible word of God, as well as a gifted singer and worship leader. A humble servant and precious gift to the body of Christ, RevJeaninne is always honored to serve the people of God, counting it a privilege. In 2016, Jeaninne was appointed by Bishop Gregory G. M. Ingram as the Minister of Protocol for the First Episcopal District.