The South Presiding Elder District is one of four presiding elder districts in the Philadelphia Annual Conference. This is the mother conference of the First Episcopal District and of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
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The South Presiding Elder district is one of four presiding elder districts in the Philadelphia Conference. The Philadelphia Conference is known as the birthplace of African Methodism and much of that rich history of the early church spans well into the south presiding Elder district. Our churches span The length and breath of South Philadelphia and down the 95 Corridor to southwest Philadelphia. We also have churches outside of the city nestled in communities like Swarthmore and Media. Our churches are as diverse as the communities in which they are located. On any given Sunday, you can find a traditional worship experience, a blended worship experience or a contemporary experience. We offer a variety of ministry types and meet the needs of all generations. Join one of more of our churches for a unique worship experience that is sure to feed your soul and quench your spiritual thirst.