On March 29, 1895, an 18x25 foot structure was erected and the cornerstone was laid. Since then, Payne Memorial AME Church has served as a place dedicated to lifting up Jesus Christ and serving the community.

With help from Interfaith Partners for the Chesapeake and Watershed Stewards Academy they have been able to draw up plans for a multitude of environmentally focused projects. They have already installed a large conservation landscape to help with local stormwater and promote biodiversity on their property. Each small step taken brings us closer to a better world for us all. For more information on Payne Memorial AME Church, click here.