Shorter Community AME Church

3100 Richard Allen Ct, Denver, Colorado

(last updated on the 21st of August, 2017)

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Location of Worship

3100 Richard Allen Ct Denver Colorado 80205-4965 Jump to map

Service Times


10:00 AM Sunday Worship Service

8:30 AM Church School


Noon Wisdom and Revelation Bible Study

6:00 PM Spiritual Increase Institute

Contact Info

Call Pastor: (303) 320-1712 Call Office: (303) 320-1712 Send Fax: (303) 320-0751 Email The Reverend Dr. Timothy E. Tyler Email Dr. Jeanette Patterson Visit Website
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About Shorter Community AME Church

  • Shorter Community AME Church, organized in July 1868, by Bishop Thomas M.D. Ward, was the first African-American Church established in Colorado. The Church has grown form a log cabin erected in lots at the corner of 19th and Hollladay Streets (now Market Street) to its current locations, "Freedom Crossroads", Martin Luther King Boulevard and Richard Allen Court.

    Historically, the Shorter family has always BUILT its house of worship and never has occupied a previously owned building.

    St. John AME Church was organized by Bishop Thomas M. D. Ward. The first church building, a log cabin, was erected on land donated by Major Fillmore, a Union officer in the Civil War. The church began with eighteen members, including six trustees: Gibble Burrel, Samuel Cook, Alvin Cummings, Gilbert Phelps, Lewis Price and Irving Williams.

    The cabin served as the first church structure from 1864-1878. In 1878, a larger, brick structure was built on the corner of 19th and Stout Streets for $2,000.00. In 1880, to honor the presiding Bishop, James A. Shorter, St. John AME Church was renamed Shorter Chapel.

    In 1886, the structure at 19th and Stout (currently the U.S. Federal Court House) was sold for $15,000.00, and other sites were considered to build a new church home. For almost a full year and at three different locations, Shorter Chapel experienced considerable opposition from neighbors against having a Black Church in their community.

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  • Pastor The Reverend Dr. Timothy E. Tyler
  • Phone: (303) 320-1712
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  • Email: Email The Reverend Dr. Timothy E. Tyler

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  • Administrative Assistant Dr. Jeanette Patterson
  • Phone: (303) 320-1712
  • Fax: (303) 320-0751
  • Email: Email Dr. Jeanette Patterson

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