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Thank you for your commitment to serve the Body of Christ!


The Outreach Ministry of the Greater Allen Cathedral focuses on meeting the spiritual and physical needs of our community. Led by Rev. Rasheed Baird, the Outreach Ministry mobilizes to assist those living in need and those affected by disaster in need of immediate relief. 



The mission of the Men's Ministry is to minister to men through effective teaching of he word of God, encouraging fellowship with other men, instructing best practices on health & wellness issues and creating a platform for spiritual, emotional, financial and personal improvement.



The Women's Ministry has been powerfully impacting the lives of women in our church, community and throughout the world for over thirty years, we have been sponsoring numerous events to help women develop a stronger and more intimate relationship with God.



The Discipleship Ministry serves to receive and integrate new converts and prospective members into the GACNY family. The Christian Education Ministry oversees the spiritual education and formation of the church (emphasis on GACNY's adult population).



Our mission is to develop “Christian Young Adults Doing Life Together” Young adults are encouraged and empowered to incorporate Christ and their faith in Him into every aspect of their lives. 



The mission of Allen Acts of Kindness is to mobilize church efforts to develop strategic community targeted engagements that extend the love of Christ to the world around us.



The Greater Allen AME Prison ministry ministers to the spiritual need of those who are incarcerated. We conduct worship services at three facilities to both males and females.


The IGNITE Youth Church serves as a ministry to youth ages 5-18, inspiring youth to discover their purpose, exercise their gifts and talents and grow in their knowledge of and faith in Jesus Christ.


The mission of the College Ministry is to support the multifaceted growth, especially from a spiritual lens of college students in the borough of Queens and beyond.


Visit our Biblical Stewardship & Finance website at www.gacstewardship.org. Some topics covered on our site are: Biblical Stewardship, Finance, Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Tithing, Books on Stewardship, Out of Debt Out of Bondage Series, Stewardship, Website Recommendations, Ways to Give, 90 Days Tithe Challenge and more.

The Role of Ministry

The ministries of The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York are an extension of our Creed and Vision statement and reflect the character and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are a church of compassion and refuge reaching out to a lost and hurting world that needs salvation and purpose. We believe that our mission is to guide the people of God through the leadership of the Holy  Spirit, to manifest the visible evidence of God's presence through self-help.

Every ministry of our church reflects the mission of Jesus, reaching out to hurting people with the message of hope in God. Every ministry endeavors to lift the quality of human life regardless of personal failures or the circumstances that led to their condition. Every ministry offers restoration and a new future for people through the redemptive grace of God in Jesus Christ. The following words of Jesus recorded in Luke 4:18-19 describe the type of ministry we offer to all whom the Lord brings to our church:

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord."

The revitalization of the community surrounding the church was not only accomplished with building structures but also building social infrastructures. Both physical structures and social service infrastructures are necessary if one is to realize wholeness and self-sufficiency. 

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Ministries (53+)

Allen Blood Bank

Allen Christian Theatre (Drama Ministry)

Allen Mission & Outreach Ministry

Allen Liturgical Dance Ministry

Allen Security Ministry

Allen Street Ministry

Cancer Support Ministry

Care Givers Support Ministry

Caribbean International Ministry

Chosen Men’s Assembly

Circle of Healing

College Ministry

Communications Ministry

Commision on Social Action (C.O.S.A.)

Creative Arts Ministry

Educators Ministry

Feeding of the Multitude Ministry

Flower Guild

Group Elizabeth (Support Group for Allen Christian Pre-School)

Haven for Healing (Domestic Violence Support Ministry)

Healing Love Ministry (Grief Share Support Ministry) 

Health and Fitness Ministry

Helping Hand Club

Joshua Generation Young Adult Ministry

Ladies Usher Boards 1 & 2

Lawyer’s Guild

Lay Organization

Male Usher Board

Marriage Enrichment Ministry

Men’s Ministry

Micah 6:8 (Social Justice)

Ministry to Seniors

Motorcycle Ministry/Faith in Motion

M.O.Y.O. (Mothering On Your Own)

My Sister’s Keeper (Women’s Support Group)

New York Club

Nora F. Taylor Missionary Society

North Carolina Club

Nursery Ministry

Nurses’ Guild

Parish Health Ministry

Photography Ministry

Prison Ministry

Progressive Circle

Rays of Faith (Aids/HIV Ministry)

Recovery Through Christ

Shepherd’s Ministry

Sign Language Ministry (H.E.A.R.)

Special Strength Ministry (For parents who have children with special needs)

Support Ministry to the Unemployed​​​​​​​

Women’s Ministry

Bible Studies (13)

Baptism Instruction Class 

Churchwide Bible Study 

Discipleship Bible Study 

Hour of Power Senior Bible Study 

Ignite Youth Bible Study 
Ignite Youth New Member Class

Impact Bible Study

Joshua Generation Young Adult Bible Study 

Marriage Enrichment Bible Study

Men’s Bible Study 

New Member’s Class 

Old Testament Bible Study 

Women’s Bible Study 

Prayer Ministries (2)

Intercessory Prayer 
Corporate Prayer 

Music Ministries (6)

GAC Children’s Choir

Judah Choir (Young Adult Choir)

Male Chorus

The Greater Allen Cathedral


The Greater Allen Cathedral Mass Choir 

Women’s Choir

IGNITE Youth Ministry/Youth Ministries (5)

Allen Church School
Boys Rites of Passage
Girls Rites of Passage
Girl Scouts
Parent Connect

Y.P.D. (Young People’s Division)