Our Story

How it all started...

John Wesley African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church was established in 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. John Wesley was born out of the hearts of members who wanted to worship near their homes on the westside of town. It was named after the Bishop at the time who was Bishop John Wesley Martin. Initially meeting in each others homes and rented locations, in 1937, they acquired a building at 6419 Beechwood, Detroit Michigan and worshiped in the basement of this building. By 1953, members were able to worship in the sanctuary for the first time.

The congregation moved to its current location 28001 Evergreen in Southfield MI in December of 2001. JWC is a Christian community called to perfect the saints for the work of the ministry, to edify the body of Christ, thereby fulfilling the great commission as mandated by the Lord Jesus Christ.

Grow as We Go!

2024: Grow as we Go
In the year 2024, JWC will be intentional about seeking God on where we are going as a church. The Goal of the year is to discern what God is calling us to go after, how to go together, increase our ability to go save souls, and to go learn our community. We believe God in faith for the courage and energy to GO get the people!

Where we are headed...

2025: Grow as we reach
JWC will be intentional about reaching various communities, increasing all membership involvement in the ministry, reaching beyond our church into community partnerships, and reaching our digital campus. We believe God in faith to help us reach more people and add to the church!
2026: Grow as we organize
JWC will be intentional about setting up models, structures, and theories of change to hold the growth. This includes an evaluation of all aspects of ministry and ensuring staff, volunteers, and members are mission minded. We believe God in faith to give us the ability to train, energize, and develop disciples!

2027: Grow as we work
JWC will be intentional about putting in the work necessary to grow. This includes evaluating commitment, streamlining our practices, and increasing our comradery. We believe God in faith to have every member active in ministry as we grow!

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 7:30 am and 10:30 am.