Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, this center of the
community in New Orleans has, since 1866, hosted renowned leaders and numerous
social events and movements. In December of 1961, Union Bethel opened her
pulpit up to the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., where he issued a call for a
new "emancipation proclamation", requesting that the president issue
an executive order "declaring all segregation unconstitutional on the
basis of the 14th amendment."
Commemorating the late Dr. King's 75th birthday, in January, 2004, the
same pulpit was used by President Bush to announce his Faith-Based Initiative,
opening up faith based programs to federal funding. In 2007 the church was
entered into the National Register of Historic Places.
Praise and Worship begins every Sunday at 10 a.m. Bible Study is every Wednesday 6:30 p.m. If you are without a church home, a new resident of the area, a student, or residing in the area on a temporary basis, you are invited to share in the ministry of Union Bethel.
Historical AME Church in the NEW Orleans area. Come Worship with us!! Praise and Worship begins every Sunday at 10 a.m.. Union Bethel A.M.E. Church is a historic African Methodist Church at 2321 Thalia in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Gothic Revival building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Rev. Keith J. Sanders is a native of Bogalusa, LA. He fulfilled his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Computer Science Option from the University of New Orleans in May 2007.He is married to Marlice D.Sanders, a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., District Manager of the Northeast Louisiana District of J.P. Morgan Chase Bank. They are the proud parents of Khalice Janelle Sanders.