Chesapeake City Ecumenical Association (CCEA)

Christians United in Service to the Community

Registered 501(c)3

Bethel AME Church


Est. 1873



Sunday Worship


Bible Study every 1st Saturday at 9am

All are welcome

201 Second Street

Corner Pine & Second Street

South Chesapeake City MD


Pastor: Rev. Nicole Pyles 

The church seats 50-60 comfortably and is available for small weddings.

 CHESAPEAKE CITY -- As  evening arrived on a Monday in the middle of December, we paused for a few minutes at the Bethel A.M.E. Church. The historic Church is on the corner of 2nd and Pine streets in South Chesapeake City.  A cornerstone from 1871 bears the letters A.M.E. Church on this Greek Revival-style house of worship.  Later, Mary Sophia Bayard of Philadelphia leased the lot on the northwest corner of Pine & 2nd Streets in June 1882 to the trustees of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church for a dollar a year, according to land records.  Also, an African-American Schoolhouse across from the 19th century church is located on Pine Street. Here's a link to the Bethel AME, Chesapeake City

Date:  Dec. 12, 2022

Source:  Cecil County Land Records, June 28, 1882, JAD 6, p. 0