A.M.E. ZION INFORMATION
EVANS IN OTHER MEDIA
Mr. Joe L. Cromartie
Stewards Board & Preacher's Steward
Evans Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church
The Trustee Board is responsible for the property of the church and shall consist of not less than three
nor more than 15 persons, one of whom shall be the pastor. Persons elected to the Board must be at
least 21 years of age, member in good standing of the AMEZ Church who have given evidence of their
ability, desire and practice of witnessing to the gospel of the kingdom of God in and beyond their
environs. Trustee Board members are obligated to uphold the laws and practices of the AMEZ Church as
expressed in The Book of Discipline.
The Pastor shall have the right to nominate the Stewards and the Quarterly Conference shall confirm or
reject such nominations. They shall serve for one year and no longer unless re-elected. Stewards are
responsibility for all finances collected in support of the AMEZ Church. The Board of Stewards shall
consist of no less than three persons who are of solid piety, who knows Methodist Doctrine and The
Discipline and practices of The AMEZ Church, who have given evidence of their ability, desire,and
practices of witnessing to the Gospel of the Kingdom of God in and beyond the Steward`s environ;
whose obligation is to uphold the laws and practices of the AMEZ Church as expressed in The Book of
The CED of the AMEZ Church was created for the promotion and supervision of the Christian training
and development of the entire membership of the denomination. Often described as the “cradle to the
grave" ministry. The following organizations fall under CED umbrella:
Adults, Young Adult Christian Ministry , Youth, Children, Varick Christian Endeaver, Men of Zion,
Acolytes, Evangelism Board
Through commitment and prayer we foster the mission of our church as Class Leaders by nurturing our
members toward spiritual maturity and devoted Christian discipleship.
Young Adults, Youth Missionary Society, Buds of Promise, Bureau of Overseas Supplies, Life Members
Council, Second Mile for Missions, Penny Brigade, Home Mission Workers, Conference Workers
It is the mission of the Evans Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Music Ministry to glorify God by enhancing the worship services.
Music Ministry Purpose:
The purpose of the Music Ministry is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song; encourage believers in their walk with Christ; lead the congregation in worship and provide an avenue through which individuals may share their gifts and talents and be an integral part of the worship. Also to spread the Word of God through musical experiences.
It all began over 200 years ago in the Chapel. The Evans Metropolitan Art Choir was a great asset to the worship services that were held in the sanctuary. This choir was not just any choir. It was known as THE choir of all choirs. They sung in four part harmonies and no matter where you sat you could hear their angelic voices singing praises to our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ. They were very known and noted for singing Anthems. They always wore uniformed robes. The Robe collection began with a short white robe that was named The “Surplus Robe”. The Surplus Robe was initially worn during the morning service with a Black mortarboard with a tassel (“graduation hat” for the younger generation). The surplus robe was worn until the Black Robe was adapted to the choir’s wardrobe. When the Black rob came along, the White robe was then used for uniformed attire for funerals held at the church. The robes that followed the black robe were grey, green, beige, and white. Out of all of these years the surplus robes and other choir robes have been kept it good condition.
In the earlier days Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church had two Cathedral choirs, the senior choir and the Art Choir. The Art Choir was made up of younger adults up to the age of 40 years old, and the senior choir was made up of older adults 41 years of age and beyond. As the older members transitioned to be with the Lord, the choir membership decreased. To maintain the vocal strength of the choir and voices it was decided that both choirs should combine. When both choirs officially combined they named the choir the “Evans Metropolitan Choir”. The Metropolitan choir sung every Sunday during each service, there were a total of four choirs to usher in the worship service.
We renamed the Metropolitan Choir, (Metro Mass Choir) to utilize the voices as the membership decline.
We are so grateful to be able to carry on the tradition.
Maggie Lett Gospel Choir
This gospel choir has been in existence for over 64 years as a vital part of the worship service on the second Sunday each Month. Their well-trained voices inspires and usher the presence of the holy spirit into the house of the Lord. We are so excited about the vocal ranges on this choir; Baritone, Tenor, Alto and Soprano which we use during rehearsal to bring forth a strong Sunday Morning end product for the congregation.
Walter B. Drake Choir
The choir was founded in March of 2005. In 2006 it was organized and named the choir Walter B. Drake Male Choir. This honor was bestowed upon a long time member with a Bass vocal range. He continued to sing in the choir until he was 105 years old. Walter B. Drake died at 107 years old. We thank God for his dedication to the Male Choir.
Jackie Haile-Sapp Choir
The Choir began in 2000 from the vision of the late Jacqueline Yvonne Haile-Sapp. She envisioned a mass choir consisting of Youth and Young Adults, singing praises to God. Under the pastoral leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Lawrence A. Miller, her vision became a reality and the choir was named in her honor.
Since the inception of the choir, many singers have been a part of this choral organization and are continuing to uphold the vision of Sis. Jacqueline Haile-Sapp. On the choir debut 40 voices consisting Youth and Young Adults dressed in red, white and black attire electrify the congregation in the morning worship.
The Jackie Haile-Sapp Choir continues to render music of praise on the fourth Sunday of the Month.
Inez Carver Bud's Choir
This choir was named in honor of Sis. Inez Carver in 2017. She was very dedicated to serving the children of Evans.
Under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Charles N. Darden, Jr. this spiritual idea was born. We are grateful for her commitment to the church. The children sing four times per year on the Fourth Sunday.
Mr. James E. Judkins