Men's Fellowship Sons Of Allen
Strength AME Men's Fellowship
The Sons of Allen has grown into an important connectional movement over the past twenty-plus years and the Fellowship is becoming a true connectional ministry.
In 1984, the African Methodist Episcopal Church created the Sons of Allen Men’s Fellowship to foster closer relationships between men of the church, to equip men of the church for meaningful service, to reach unchurched men, and to present positive role models for our youth.
Responsibility Through Action
These are but some of the concerns that underscore the need for the African Methodist Episcopal Church to pay special attention to ministering to men. The Sons of Allen is the best existing connectional vehicle for addressing the need to minister to men in a deliberate and organized manner.
The Sons of Allen has the potential to transform our churches and our communities by bringing African American men into a transforming relationship with our Lord. This ministry must function as Andrew did in John 1:40-42 when he led his brother, Peter, to Jesus. At the call of Bishop Frederick Hilborn Talbot, the Sons of Allen met for a summit in Nashville, Tennessee on April 17-18, 2004. At this historic summit, the Sons of Allen took a momentous step toward becoming a fully functioning and effective connectional ministry. The members elected connectional officers, reviewed proposed legislation, and began making plans to move the ministry forward.