MILWAUKEE — St. Mark AME Church, located at 1616 W. Atkinson Ave., will celebrate 145 years of ministry and service on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 10:00 am.
Bishop Reginald Jackson, former pastor of St. Mathew AME Church in Orange, New Jersey will deliver the celebratory message.
During Bishop Jackson’s pastorate more than 2800 persons accepted Christ or joined the church, including over 250 children and youth.
Because of the church’s growth a new edifice was built in 1985. Continued growth led to the construction of a new Family Life Center built in 2002.
Giving increased from $50,000 to almost $2,000,000 a year supporting more than thirty ministries to meet the needs of both, church and community, as well as NIDA, the church’s non-profit organization.
Pastor Jackson had the church adopt the motto, “The servant church of the Oranges” and the church is open seven days a week.