While driving down Brambleton Avenue in Norfolk, a church with rich history sits just across the street from the main Post Office. It is Greater Metropolitan AMEZ Church. AMEZ stands for African Methodist Episcopal Zion, those 4 alphabets brings pride to the many members of this denomination of Christian worshipers.
Over the hundred years that this building has stood on this corner, many changes have taken place in the surrounding neighborhood, but Greater Metropolitan has stayed the same, which gives the church a historical significance.
When you walk into the sanctuary of the building your breath might be taken away at the beauty of the old architecture. The original chocolate wood beams hang high around the original pulpit. While the dark seats glow from the flicker of the colors coming in from the stain glass windows.
The pastor of this historical church is The Reverned Adrian Wyrick, from Charlotte, North Carolina. Ironically speaking its like the old verses the new. Rev. Wyrick has been the pastor there for 6 months, and he is the youngest pastor the church has ever had.
Reverned Wyrick is looking to expand the congregation with exciting ministry activities for all ages, and groups. On a regular basis there is a Friday Night Live Contemporary Worship Service. All are invited to come out and share their talents such as miming, dance, singing, poetry, and other talents. This service will have no preaching, but fellowship where all in attendance can have a great experience. For more information call Brenda Harps Christian Education Director at 757 227-0975
The church has an outreach feeding ever second Saturday, which was started by a member of the church and has flourished every since that time. There are other exciting activities at the church to explore.
Greater Metropolitan is located at 822 E. Brambelton Avenue Norfolk, Virginia. All are welcomed.