Worship at the first Black church in Minnesota
Located at 3600 Snelling Avenue in Minneapolis, St. James AME was established in 1863, making it the oldest Black congregation in Minnesota. We invite you into our community to worship with us!
Come to me,
all who labor and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.”
Rev. Dr. Tracey Gibson
The Rev. Dr. Tracey Gibson’s appointment as pastor of Mother St. James in September of 2019,has ushered in an era of spiritual growth and vitality. “Mother” Saint James’ first pastor with a doctorate, Rev. Dr. Tracey Gibson is a change agent and has inspired the church to come together and reflect on its history, as it strives to keep moving forward. It has been over 156+ years since the church set out on its journey to establish an institution that would provide spiritual care, hope, and direction to its members and the surrounding communities. The church is still a praying church that is committed to providing the much needed spiritual leadership in the cities.