The AME Church With
Something for Everyone


Call Us at (866) 782-4869
3000 Rural Street,
Rockford, IL 61107-3459

Hours of Operation: Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
We are the Everyday Church for Everyday People


AME Church in Rockford, Illinois

Make a connection to your God and your community by joining our AME church in Rockford, Illinois. Allen Chapel AME Church is an African Methodist Episcopal church that was established more than 120 years ago and continues to serve the community.

Our Chapel, AME Church in Rockford, IL

Our Services Include:

Sunday Services

Children's Church

Something for Everyone
Allen Chapel AME Church has something for everybody, starting with our beautiful, very large church, and including children's church once a month.

We host several different events to benefit the community, such as a 3-on-3 basketball shoot for peace, and we provide laptops for college-bound seniors.

Our History
Peter Blakely founded our church in September, 1891. The congregation met in a private home until December of 1891, when they were able to purchase a small home, located at 206 South Winnebago. 

In 1920, the church was dedicated Allen Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church. In April, 2006, the congregation bought our current location at 3000 Rural Street. We are not only the oldest African-American church in our area, but the AME church as a whole is the largest in the world.

Contact us for more information on what our AME church has to offer you.