History of Lincolnville AME Church
Mrs. Bessie P. Ridley
Church Historian

The Lincolnville AME Church congregation was organized in 1874. The first church building was located on or near Trinity Road, near the location of Carter-Finley Stadium. The old cemetery is still located just behind the stadium.  Expansion by the State of North Carolina forced us to seek another location.

Land for a new church was donated by  Miss Sarah Carrington, a church member. The Trustees purchased a church building from the Ephesus Baptist  Church congregation, tore it apart, hauled it by wagon to the new location: 900 Nowell Road, and re-assembled it to  look similar to the original building. They paid for it in quarters, dimes, and nickels in the amount of $127.00. This  church building that was erected at the Nowell Road location was purchased by the State of North Carolina, and now stands proudly in the "Village of Yesteryear" on the State Fairgrounds.

Under the leadership of the Rev. I. J. Irving, the land was purchased at 6400 Chapel Hill Road, and the present edifice was erected to the Glory of Almighty God.

In November 1982, the first services were lifted up to God, in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ. Then, on May 15, 1983, the Dedicatory Services were conducted by the Right Reverend John Hurst Adams, Presiding Prelate of the 2nd Episcopal District. It is in grateful remembrance "wherefore, seeing we are encompassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, we have laid aside every weight, to run with patience, the race that is yet set before us." (Hebrews 12:1)

Lincolnville AME Church has always been an integral part of the Asbury and surrounding communities, and has served its purpose well as a place to worship, praise, and serve the Lord. Though we have departed Egypt, yet do we carry with us the bones of the Josephs that have served this congregation. To those warriors, the Reverend Clergy;  to our present Pastor, Rev. Dr. Wayne Beatty; and all the Burden-Bearers of the vineyard, we, the present leadership  and congregation, owe our deepest thanks. And for them, we give God all the praise, honor, and glory.

A.M.E Church motto:
"God our Father, Christ our Redeemer, Man our Brother"
"God our Creator, Christ our Redeemer, Humankind our Family "