Ebenezer African Methodist Episcopalian is located West Chicago, near the Jeffries Freeway (I-96) in Detroit. It’s one of the oldest black churches in Detroit and has served the African-American community in the city for 137 years or more.
Affectionately called “The Big E,” it has a storied history in the city:
About The Big E
The name “Ebenezer” means “Stone of Help.” The church has the distinction of being the sixth oldest Black congregation in Detroit, and was organized to serve as a harbor for the City’s newly freed Black Americans. It’s name was established on the scriptural reference in 2 Samuel 7: 12-“Then Samuel took a stone, and set [it] between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD helped us.” It has existed for 137 years in Detroit, MI.
The rich history of Ebenezer AME Church is entrenched in the traditions of social and political issues that have faced the Detroit Community as well as the nation. From its role as “Champions of Freedom” to its role in Civil Rights, Ebenezer has made known her responsibility to the community and constantly engaged in cooperative efforts to help make Detroit a better place.
But this history does not supplant the ongoing preaching and teaching ministry that eminates from the Word of God. Pastor Byron C. Moore, and his wife, Assistant Pastor Sharon Moore, truly believe that our latter days will be greater than our past. At our church, Pastor Moore leads our congregation in the whole experience of Christian disipleship- preaching, teaching, fasting, praying, ministring to the sick and shut in, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, sheltering the poor.
It is a place where His Love Makes the Difference…Welcome to “the Big E.”