About Our Church

St. Luke is the only African Methodist Episcopal Church in Cumberland Country, as well as being the largest AME church in the North Carolina Conference of the 2nd Episcopal District, under the guidance of Reverend James L. Davis & Episcopal Supervisor Arelis Beevers-Davis.

Our Vision

People experiencing a

life-changing relationship with Jesus in a growing church community.


Our Purpose

To bring people to Jesus Christ and membership to His family, develop them to Christ-like maturity and equip them for ministry in the church and life mission in the world, to magnify God’s name.

Dear Friends,

As Pastor of St Luke African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, located 522 Hillsboro Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina, I greet you in the name of our risen Savior Jesus Christ.

It is with the love of Christ that St. Luke AME church welcomes you to be a part of our church family. Whether you’re moving into the area, visiting or already living in the Fayetteville or surrounding areas, stationed or on TDY to Fort Bragg,  I am inviting you to consider making St. Luke AME Church your place of worship and Christian fellowship, while in the city of Fayetteville.

Our services and teachings are Bible based and all our ministry areas are intended to meet the needs of individuals, families and the young at heart.

Our worship services are uplifting, and our study times are aimed at fostering growth in the life of every believer. At St. Luke, we believe it is impossible to have an encounter with Jesus Christ and remain unchanged.

Our weekly church calendar includes:

  • Sunday 9-10 AM: Youth & Adult Sunday School (via conference call)
  • Sunday 10:30 AM: Worship Service (virtually & in person)
  • Wednesday 11:30 AM-12:30 PM: Study Time (via conference call)
  • Wednesday 6-7 PM: Bible study (via zoom & conference call)
  • Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM: Men’s virtual prayer (via zoom & conference call)
  • Mon & Thurs 6:30-7:00 AM: Virtual morning prayer (via conference call).
  • Every Third Saturday (monthly) 9-10 AM: Men’s ministry.

It is my prayer that St Luke AME Church can fill the void for spiritual growth and development for you and your entire family. I look forward to welcoming you into our family.

In His Service,

Rev. Dr. Orin Gill, Sr., Pastor


Rev. Dr. Orin Gill, Sr., is the second of 13 children born to the late Oscar and Brenda Gill in Georgetown Guyana. While in Guyana he served as a member of St Peters A.M.E. church. 

Dr. Orin migrated to the United States in 1977 to accept an academic scholarship awarded by Edward Waters College, located in Jacksonville Florida. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor Degree with double concentrations in Business and Public Administration. He went on to Florida Atlantic University where he earned a Master of Public Administration degree in 1982.

Dr. Orin later matriculated through Liberty University Rawlins School of Divinity, earning a Master degree in Evangelism and Church Growth, and the Doctor of Ministry degree.

Dr. Orin pastored A.M.E. churches in several geographical locations throughout the United States to include:

– New St John A.M.E. Church located in Virginia Beach,  VA

– St Andrew A.M.E. Church – Crockett, TX

– Bethel A.M.E. Church – Harrisonburg, VA

– Greater Bethel A.M.E. Church – Chesapeake, VA

– Associate Minister, Allen Temple A.M.E. Church Woodstock, GA

– Youth Pastor, Cathedral of Faith A.M.E. Church Houston, TX

In addition to his work in Ministry, Dr. Orin enjoyed more than 25 years of service as a Public Health professional employed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.


Who We Are

Ministerial Staff


  Rev. Ida Jones

Rev. Ida Jones

Evangelist Joyce Miles

Evangelist Joyce Miles