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The Every day Church for Everyday People





Reverend Dr. John Halbert, Pastor and

Mrs. Mae Halbert

He is the second of twelve children to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Halbert. Born in Steens, Mississippi, attended Robert E. Lee Hunts High in Columbus, Mississippi, and graduated from Flint Northern High School in Flint Michigan. 2 He continued his education and graduated from Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, OH with a Bachelor of Art Degree, Major Pre-Theology, and Minor in Business Administration. He received a Master of Divinity from Payne Theology Seminary and was awarded “The Best Preacher Award” and an earned Doctor of Ministry from United Theology Seminary, Dayton, OH. (Implementing A Prayer Ministry) He has served in the pastoral ministry for 36 years. He is married to Mae Halbert for 38 years and has three sons; Nicky, and twins, Sedrick and Reginald, Has served in various compacities: Vice President of the South West Ministerial Alliance of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Board Member of the Berrien County Legal Services Bureau, Inc., Niles Branch NAACP President, Board Member of Northside Care Research Center, Program Director for the South Detroit District Conference of the Fourth Episcopal District Church, Substitute Teacher for Muskegon Heights School System, President of the Executive Board for Mission for Area People, 3 Treasurer for Mission for area People, President of the Community Advisory Board for HealthCARE, Director of the Community Advisory Board for HealthCARE, Chairperson for the Indiana Annual Conference Local Ministers of the A.M.E. Church, Board Member of the Indiana Minority Coalition Secretary of the African American Christian Alliance (AACMA), Member of the Board of Examiner 1st Year Studies, Chairperson of the Retirement and Annuity Committee of the 4th Episcopal District AME Church, Vice Chair of the Elgin Community Ministry (ECM), Advisory Board Member of March for Jesus. HOBBIES: Basketball, reading, working with people. Mechanically inclined with special interest in Auto-mechanic. Chess, Computers, and spending time with family.

Our every day church for everyday people welcomes you to our Worship Service on Sundays at 10:30 am. Our Sunday school is on Sundays at 9:00 am. Wednesday's Bible studies at 11:00 am; 6:30 pm and Prayer Meeting at 5:30 pm.


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On Sunday mornings, in churches throughout the Stateline, people from all ethnic backgrounds can come together for morning worship, a move that was impossible in  1891. That fact prompted a former slave to establish Rockford's first African American church. One hundred and twenty-eight years later, Allen Chapel A.M.E. is still going strong, opening its doors to people from all walks of life and ethnic backgrounds.




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Sunday Morning: 10:30am
Sunday School: 9:00am

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 5:30pm - 6:30pm

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11:00am and 6:30pm 


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