In the year 1865, the South Carolina Annual Conference was
organized in Charleston, South Carolina. This conference encompassed the States, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.
In the next year several, new churches were formed in this
area. Among the new charges organized in
1869 was Allen AME Church
in Burton, South Carolina. The best records available show that the
pastor of the newly organized church was Reverend Chaiser.
Church is a family
oriented church with strong family attachments to past generations. Many of the present members are descendents
of the early pioneers of this church.
Many of these members were presented to the Lord as children, nurtured
in the bosom of the love of God, and are still seeking God’s blessing each
Allen Chapel has been a sister church and a
member of the Beaufort Circuit with Grace A.M.E Church of Beaufort, S.C with
one pastor serving both churches. The Reverend Henry Blake served as the first
pastor of Allen Chapel AME Station Church.
A test of faith occurred when in, the year of 1996, the church was
partially destroyed by fire. Immediately after the fire, Reverend
Richard Allen and the Horsepond
open their doors for our congregation to continue worship service. Worship services were held at Horsepond Baptist Church,
future worship services were held at Shanklin
Here we are today, under the leadership and guidance of Reverend Dr. Bettye Walker Broomfield. She and local elder Rev. Annie Lee McLeod, continue to serve the community and openly show the meaning of our motto. “This is the Church that God Built …. And upon this rock I build my
church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Matthew 16:18.