Lay Organization

Category: Ministries

Lay Organization – Sis Clustie Ford, President


The Lay Organization of Payne Memorial AME Church is a part of the Connectional Lay
Organization of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The purpose is to organize and train
the laity of the African Methodist Episcopal Church so that each lay person may utilize to the
maximum the abilities and skills granted by God, in assisting with the improvement and extension
of God’s kingdom, and creating happiness, peace, and harmony among its members; to instill in
the membership of the church a love for, and an appreciation of, the history, traditions, principles
and development of the African Methodism by encouraging, motivating, and educating all lay persons.
The Lay Organization meets at 6:00 p.m. on the 1st Thursday of each month.