Pastoral Message

Greetings in the Strong and Saving name of Jesus Christ our Lord!

     It is my pleasure to welcome you to this web page. We consider this tool of engagement to be an extension of the ministry which God has placed in our stewardship. In my estimation, God has positioned our church in a wealthy place; a place where the possibilities for ministry and witness are countless. We are a church planted in the heart of the Eastlake community on Division Avenue, yet our mission compels us to encourage, empower, enable and bring people together in faith and fellowship. To be sure, everyone in the community doesn’t belong to Grant, but Grant belongs to the community. We welcome you to visit with us as we explore the path of the Christian experience.

The Right Reverend Harry L. Seawright, Presiding Bishop

The Reverend Oliver Allen, Jr., Presiding Elder

                                                                                                             The Reverend T. Eric Nathan, Pastor

Come join us for an awesome “Worship Experience”.


Sunday School

Starting 9:45 a.m.


Morning Worship

Starting 11:00 a.m.

Sweet Hour of Prayer

Wednesday 6 to 7 p.m.

(An Overview of Lesson #4) – “I Will Serve”


Grant Chapel A.M.E Church Ministries



Bring That College Home Ministry (BTCH) was an idea born out of the outreach efforts of the Women’s Missionary Society. This ministry was introduced to the Grant Chapel congregation for the first time on our first Recognition Sunday held on March 25, 2012. The Grant Family lead by the WMS paused to financially bless (3) of our recent University graduates:


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Couple’s Ministory

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The AME Emblem

The emblem displays characteristics which can be equated to a significant aspect of the African Methodist Episcopal doctrine and belief.

The shape of the emblem is in the form of a three pointed shield; the three points being symbolic of the official motto of the A.M.E. Church. “God Our Father, Christ Our Redeemer, the Holy Spirit Our Comforter, Humankind Our Family .”

An anvil and cross occupy the center of the Emblem. The anvil represents the blacksmith shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where the founder, Richard Allen, with a few followers, established the first African Methodist Episcopal Church; the cross represents the Church.



The word African means that the church was organized by people of African descent and heritage. It does not mean that the church was founded in Africa, or that it was for persons of African descent only.


The church’s roots are of the family of Methodist churches. Methodism provides an orderly system of rules and regulations and places emphasis on a plain and simple gospel.



Episcopal refers to the form of government under which the church operates. It means that the church is governed by bishops. The chief executive and administrative officers of the African Methodist Episcopal denomination are the Bishops of the church.


Bishops of the Church

The Bishops are the Chief Officers of the Connectional Organization. They are elected for life by a majority vote of the General Conference which meets every four years. Bishops shall be retired at that General Conference when the Bishop’s seventy-third (73rd) birthday is on or before July 15th of the General Conference Year.

                                               Alabama River Region, Southeast Alabama, Northeast Alabama, Southwest Alabama, Northwest Alabama


Bishop Harry Lee Seawright


Order Elected: 133

Retirement Year: 2032



Physical Address:

Daniel Payne Community Plaza

1500 Daniel Payne Drive

Birmingham, AL 35214

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 11705

Birmingham, AL 35202

(205) 326-4499

(205) 236-4434 (FAX)


The Discipline

There is a book published every four years by the A.M.E. Church called the “Doctrine and Discipline of the African Methodist Episcopal Church” or “The Discipline.” The first edition was issued in 1817 by . Bishop Richard Allen and Elder James Tapisco and others of Philadelphia, and is one of the oldest books published by American Blacks.

Our Colors

The Basic Colors are White and Purple. White represents Purity; that state which all True Christians constantly strive to achieve. Purple Represents Christ’s Blood on the Cross.


The story of how you proposed will be told to friends and strangers for the rest of your lives (no pressure!). Put your own spin on a romantic, and foolproof, proposal idea.

                                                                   Ashley & Cardell

She said “Yes”