Welcome to J.W. James African Methodist Episcopal Church! We are located in Maywood, Illinois on the corner of 6th Avenue and Madison. Our congregation is made up of people from all walks of life with one thing in common: the deep desire to know God more and to live a life that gives Him glory. J.W. James is a place where you can fellowship with others, experience the power and presence of God in worship and praise while being equipped by practical, life-giving teaching from the Word of God. We look forward to seeing you at one of our weekly services. J.W. James is one of many churches that come under the auspices of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. World-wide, there are thousands of A.M.E. churches on 6 continents! Being a member of an A.M.E. Church is similar to being part of a large family; you are not only linked in with your local church, but the world-wide church as well. The African Methodist Episcopal Church was the first black church organized and founded on American soil in 1787 and has continued to grow and flourish into a network of churches, a publising house and countless faith-based organizations and Historically Black Colleges and Universities!