Bethel AME Church

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Welcome to Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church!

Here at Bethel, we believe it is easy to find God and hard to forget Him. We are “called to make a difference” by communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ and by making disciples of all people. We also believe that there is a place for everyone at Bethel! Won’t you join us at 501 West Orange Avenue, Tallahassee, FL 32310?

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to Bethel A.M.E. Church, a place where it is easy to find God and hard to forget Him

Rev Julius and Deana McAllister

Weekly Schedule

In Person

Worship Service – 9:00 a.m. every Sunday
Church School/Bible Discovery – 10:30 a.m. every Sunday


Worship Service 9:00 a.m. every Sunday on Facebook and YouTube


Pre-Recorded Service 11:00 a.m. every Sunday on WTXL (Channel 27 ABC)

current Events

Lenten Worship Series 2024

Join us for the transformative 2024 Lenten Worship Series at Bethel! Get ready to experience spiritual renewal and growth as we journey from Ash Wednesday, February 14th through Resurrection Sunday, March 31st. Throughout this sacred season, powerful preachers will grace our pulpit, delivering inspiring messages to uplift and guide us on our Lenten path. Each service begins at 7:03 p.m.

Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Rev. Stanley Walker
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Tallahassee, FL

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Rev. Dr. Anton Elwood
St. Philip AME Church, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, March 3, 2024
Rev. Cindy Rudolph
Oak Grove AME Church, Detroit, MI

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Rev. Matthew Watley
Kingdom Fellowship AME Church, Calverton, MD

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Rev. Dr. Marcus Cosby
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, Houston, TX

Resurrection Sunday, March 31, 2024
Bishop Frank Madison Reid, III
President Prelate
Eleventh Episcopal District of the AME Church

Don’t miss out on this opportunity for reflection, renewal, and connection with the divine. Mark your calendars to join us for this enriching spiritual experience here at Bethel.

Daniel Fast Guidebook
Building a Relationship with God During the Season of Lent

Lent is the season when God calls his people to return to Him with their whole hearts. God says, “When we return to Him, we will find Him gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and rich in kindness.” During the 40 days of Lent, we reflect on how we can more fully turn our lives over to God and be better representatives of God here on earth.

The booklet above, “Building a Relationship with God During the Season of Lent, is a helpful guide to our becoming more effective in carrying the message of the Gospel of Jesus. It contains three documents:

  • Reimagining a New Church of My Dreams (written by Rev. Dr. Julius H. McAllister, Jr.)
  • Ten Point Plan for a Thriving Church (written by Rev. Dr. Julius H. McAllister, Jr.)
  • Instructions for the Daniel Fast, based on the prophet Daniel’s commitment to prayer and fasting in his response to not compromise God’s law.

During this time of reflection, spiritual growth, and renewal, let us worship and study such that on Resurrection Sunday we can celebrate with renewed and joyful hearts.

First Family Anniversary
First Family Anniversary

On the first Sunday in March, we will celebrate and honor Rev. Dr. Julius H. McAllister, Jr., and his family for 15 years of stupendous service to Bethel and the Tallahassee community. The theme for the celebration is “A Shepherd with a Good Heart” and Pastor Julius truly epitomizes this theme.

1 Thessalonians 5: 12-13 admonishes us to take time to show respect, love, and appreciation to our leaders in the Lord’s work. Please join us in showering Pastor Julius and the first family with the love, respect, and financial gifts that they so richly deserve. We are asking you to:

(1) worship with us on March 3, 2024, at 9:00 a.m., and hear a mighty Word from the guest preacher, Reverend James C. Bailey of St. Stephen AME Church in Chicago, IL.
(2) adorn the sanctuary with “McAllister for Bishop” polos, scarves, ties, and other paraphernalia that are available in the vestibule;
(3) give a minimum love offering of $100. (Church Boards and Auxiliaries are asked to donate a minimum of $250);
(4) write a card, heartfelt letter, or prayer of thanks and encouragement to Pastor Julius and the first family to be included in the family book of appreciation and submit it to the church administrator ( by February 18; and
(5) fellowship with Pastor Julius and the first family following the March 3 worship service while enjoying a delicious brunch.

Brothers and Sisters, please join us in thanking and praising God for a Shepherd with a Good Heart and for our beloved first family during this extraordinary 15-year anniversary celebration on March 3, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary!