St. Mark UMC Chicago
African Americans have participated in the life of Methodism since the inception in 1784. In 1868 black preachers in the denomination expressed a desire for support in promoting Jesus among blacks. This advocacy eventually led to the creation of all the black Lexington Conference in 1869. In 1893 the initial effort was made to establish a Black Methodist presence in Chicago beginning with the formation of St. Mark Methodist Episcopal Church.
Due to the work of dedicated members and clergy, the work of God through St. Mark continues to flourish. Our focus areas include numerous ministries in Worship, Congregational Care, Community Presence, and Administrative Committee that bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to life in tangible ways.
Making disciples of Jesus Christ who love one another and transform our community through the love of God.