Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York

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Greater Allen African Methodist Episcopal Cathedral
Basic information
Location Jamaica, Queens, New York, United States of America
Affiliation African Methodist Episcopal Church
State New York
Status Active
Architectural type Cathedral

The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York is an African Methodist Episcopal church located in Jamaica, Queens, New York.[1][2] The congregation currently has over 23,000 members, making it one of the largest churches in the United States.[3] The church's budget exceeds $34 million annually and it operates 750-student private school, as well as numerous commercial and social service enterprises.[4] It also holds a number of expansive commercial and residential properties and coordinates a number of subsidiary organizations. It has been named one of the nation's most productive religions and urban development institutions, and is one of the Borough of Queens largest private sector employers. The church has been pastored by Floyd Flake and his wife Elaine for over three decades. Floyd Flake is also the president of Wilberforce University and a former United States Congressman.

The parent African Methodist Episcopal denomination is Methodist denomination founded by the Rev. Richard Allen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1816. The African Methodist denomination includes other major churches such as the First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles with over 19,000 members and the Reid Temple A.M.E. Church in Glenn Dale, Maryland with over 7,500 members.[5]

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Coordinates: 40°41′42.59″N 73°46′53.58″W / 40.6951639°N 73.7815500°W / 40.6951639; -73.7815500