Celebrating 152 Years of African Methodism

On Sunday, March 4, 2012, Pastor Norman Baker, his ministerial Staff, Members, and Friends of Wade Chapel AME Church gathered at 3:00PM to celebrate 152 Years of African Methodism in Hillsboro Texas

Honored Reflections After 152 Years

".... upon this rock, I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." [Jesus, the Christ - Matthew 16:18]

Reflections From Wade Chapel AME Church History

Wade Chapel's reflections from Church History recognize Brother Richmond Hearn, Sister Rosetta Hill and Sister Gertrude McKenzie during the 152nd Anniversary of Wade Chapel AME Church. They were faithful in church attendance, ministry responsibilities and financial commitments. We are blessed that they were part of the history of Wade Chapel, and examples to us in carrying on the traditions of the church. We will forever cherish their memories.

They are listed below with some of the boards and auxiliaries they had worked with during their tenure at Wade Chapel. They were willing to serve in any capacity where they were needed.


  • Brother Richard Hearn - Presented by his daughter, Yvonne Thompson
    Brother Hearn served as a Steward, Trustee, Usher, member of the Lay Organization, Class Leader, Choir member, Pastor's Aide, Brotherhood and Superintendent of the Sunday School
  • Sister Rosetta Hill - Presented by her Granddaughter, Lela Hill
    Sister Hill served as a Missionary, Trustee, Class Leader, Pastor's Aide, Choir Member, member of the Lay Organization, and worked with the Cafeteria Staff
  • Sister Gertrude McKenzie - Presented by her Neice, Sandra Jennings
    Sister Mckenzie served as a Stewardess, Missionary, Trustee, Steward, Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, member of the Lay Organization, Pastor's Aide, and Class Leader