Reverend Lillian E. Allen is an Itinerant Deacon in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is the Minister of Music, Musical Director and Pianist for the Sanctuary Choir, Anointed Male Chorus and Youth Choir. She also works with the youth ministry and serves as director of the Youth Choir for the New York Conference Board of Christian Education.
Reverend Allen has spent her entire in life in church. Her mother was the Minister of Music in her church. She was born in the village of Harlem. Music has and is a part of her life. She has done background work with several major artists and has traveled extensively, including Europe and South America. She is a principle actor in the gospel testimonial play, "Tell it, Sing it, Shout it" and has recorded with John Lennon and Yoko Ono on their Christmas Song, "War is Over".
“Prayer changes people and people change things!”
Rev. Erika C. Jones is an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She is the Church School Superintendent, Co-Youth Minister and Leader of the Corporate Prayer Ministry. She joined Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, Harlem, NY in 2007, was licensed to preach in 2012 and ordained as an Itinerant Elder in 2018.
Rev. Jones was born and raised in Fort Washington, MD. She has worked in television since graduating from Ohio University. She took a brief leave of absence from her career to pursue her Master of Divinity at Yale University and the Institute of Sacred Music. She received her call to ministry while serving at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church in Washington D.C. Prior to ordination, she served as a Steward and Church School teacher.
“God has given all of us an ever flowing fountain of gifts and talents. Let’s get poured out for the Kingdom!”
Rev. Harrison W. Lewis accepted his call to the ministry in 2011 and was ordained a Local Elder for Metropolitan in 2017. He is the minister of MMM (Metropolitan Men’s Ministry) and a Class Leader. He He has been a dedicated member of Metropolitan for over 25 years.
Rev. Lewis is a native of Georgetown, South Carolina and is the owner of a commercial cleaning and maintenance company. He is married and has 2 daughters and one grandson.
“For the first 38 years of my life, even as the son of a minister, knowing and hearing about Christ, it was not until 1991, when I accepted Christ as my personal Savior, that the total philosophy of my life became 2 Chronicles 7:14-15 –‘ If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place.’ God has been true to his promises.”