Mother Bethel AME

The doors to Mother Bethel AME in Society Hill were draped in black for the Sunday morning service. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Prayers For Charleston Nine And Healing In Society Hill

The church rang with music and pastor Mark Tyler’s words, words of hope and healing.


City Hall in Philadelphia. (credit: Jenn Bernstein)

Phila. Officials To Hear Dispute Over Playground That Sits On A Historic Cemetery

The land was once owned by Mother Bethel AME Church, which used it as a burying ground in the early to mid-19th century.


Students at a summer school run by Mother Bethel AME church. (Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Church Offers Summer School For Students In Danger Of Being Held Back

Twenty students from the McCall, Meredith and Nebinger elementary schools gather at Mother Bethel AME church at 6th and Pine, for summer classes.


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Local Pastors Unfazed By President Obama’s Support Of Gay Marriage

Bright Hope Baptist Church Pastor Kevin Johnson says the president’s pronouncement has no effect on the church.