Allen Metropolitan C.M.E. Church
“A Land That Flows With Milk and Honey”
Our Rich History
Allen Metropolitan Christian Methodist Episcopal Church was birthed out of the vision of God imparted upon His servant, Rev. Walter A. Miller, its founding pastor. On February 6, 1972, Rev. Miller, along with one hundred-twenty (120) faithful members journeyed from Jubilee Temple C.M.E. Church (the “mother” church) located at 114 E. 59th Street in Chicago, Illinois; and charted a new course, establishing the Allen Metropolitan C.M.E. Church located at 10946 S. Lowe Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.
Rev. Dr. David Bryant, Jr.
St Luke 4:18 – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me , because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor…”
Rev. Bryant has a holistic, fresh, innovative approach to ministry; integrating vision and creativity to address the complex problems that plague urban America. He is compassionate about the needs of the poor, the disenfranchised, the marginalized and the oppressed. His ministry identifies heavily with the ministry of Jesus and serves as an extension of Christ’s ministry on the earth. Rev. Bryant has committed his life to the restoration of communities by working collaboratively to bring healing, peace, justice, and equity to all people. Rev. Bryant is in his thirty-third (33rd) year of pastoral ministry.
Rev. Dr David Bryant, Jr.
St Luke 4:18 – The Spirit of the Lord is upon me , because he hath anointed me to preach
the gospel to the poor…
Rev Bryant has a holistic, fresh, innovative approach to ministry, integrating vision and creativity to address the complex problems that plague Urban America. He is compassionate about the needs of the poor, disenfranchised, the marginalized and the oppressed. His ministry identifies heavily with the ministry of Jesus and his ministry serves as an extension of Christs’ ministry upon the earth. Rev Bryant has committed his life to the restoration of communities by working collaboratively to bring healing, peace, justice and equality to all people. Rev Bryant is in his (33rd) thirty-third year of pastoral ministry.
Feeding the Multitude
The Feeding the Multitude Ministry of Allen Metropolitan C.M.E. Church has been in partnership with the Greater Chicago Food Depository since October 2018. The ministry provides free hot nutritious meals to the community every Wednesday from 5:00pm-7:00pm.
Over 30,000 meals have been provided.
Releasing the Captives Ministry
FROM 2015-2020, over 235 men have accepted Christ AND been BAPTIZED.
The Releasing the Captives Ministry was birthed (2010) in response to the glaring institutional injustice. The United States incarcerates over 25% of those imprisoned worldwide. Although African Americans represent only 13% percent of the US population, they sadly represent over 50% of the prison population. The problem is systemic. The lack of quality education for minorities, unjust laws, and privatization of the judicial system continues to promote the cradle to prison pipeline.
Casting The Net Ministry
Casting The Net Ministry
The Casting the Net Ministry is in partnership with the Community Economic Development Association (CEDA) of Cook County Illinois. The “Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, called “LIHEAP,” provides assistance to residents throughout the state of Illinois including Chicago and Cook County.
The Center for Academic and Cultural Enrichment (CACE) was birthed (2010) in response to the city of Chicago’s high dropout rate and the increased rates of incarceration among communities of color. CACE seeks to assist in dismantling the system of carceral injustice by focusing on literacy at the primary and secondary school levels.
Roseland Neighborhood Community Organization
Pastor David Bryant, Jr. Founder/Executive Director
In August of 2009, Reverend Bryant was assigned to Allen Metropolitan C.M.E. church and upon his relocation, a woman was murdered on the block adjacent to the church and the parsonage. The Roseland Neighborhood Community Organization was founded (2010) in response to the senseless violence in the community. The church and RNCO are responsive to the needs of the residents and work collaboratively to build a stronger community network.