History

 

The Lincoln Park community in which the Seaton Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Church is located had its origins against the background of the Jim Crow laws which were in effect during the first part of this century.  One of the social results of Jim Crow was the establishment of separate communities and housing developments for Black Americans.
 
1904, the Lincoln Land and Improvement Company of Washington, DC became active in the sale of property in this community to Black people.  By 1908, as a few families built homes and moved into the Lincoln Park community, it became apparent that the institution so important to Black development the church was needed.  The families that recognized this need met on Sundays in different homes and on occasion in the park.
 
At first the services were very informal in nature.  Then in 1911, the Reverend J.W. Durham, a traveling A.M.E. minister, introduced the small group to the theological discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The church, while first known as the Lincoln A.M.E. Church, then the Bethel A.M.E. Church, was renamed the Seaton Memorial A.M.E. Church in 1918 in honor of its third pastor, the world-traveler, author, lecturer, and physician, Dr. Daniel P. Seaton.

The land upon which the original church stood was secured in 1913 from the Lincoln Land and Improvement Company, however, the first church building was not entered until 1922 under the pastorate of Rev. W.H. Brown.  In the early 1970s under the guidance of Rev. Mack Bell, a determined thrust toward creating a building took shape, and in 1977, Rev. H. Michael Lemmons was appointed to Seaton Memorial with the building of a new church as his highest priority.  On April 4, 1982, ground was broken for the new building and on March 25, 1984, the Dedicatory Service for the new Seaton Memorial A.M.E. Church took place.

In 2014, Reverend Ronald A. Boykin was appointed to serve as the Pastor of Seaton Memorial. With his helpmate, Helen, the church has prospered. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Activities
 
 
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday  New Members Orientation Classes after service
 
Every 2nd Monday YPD monthly meeting at 6:30 pm
 
Soul Worshiping Christ Dance  Ministry rehearsal  - Sunday after service 
 
Every 4th Friday Sons of Allen Men Ministry monthly

meeting at 7:30 pm.

 

Seaton Memorial

5507 Lincoln Avenue - Lanham, MD  20706

301-794-6476

CHURCH SCHOOL at 9:30 am - WORSHIP SERVICE at 11:00 am
 
African Methodist Episcopal Church