Church Leadership

Quinn Chapel AME boasts a strong Christ-filled team of leaders. This diverse group works to maintain the spiritual health of the congregation while keeping the business of the church strong.

Meet Our Pastor

Rev. James M. Moody, Sr.

The Reverend James M. Moody is the Senior Pastor of Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chicago, Illinois – an appointment he accepted in January 2002. The Reverend Moody’s ministry experience has focused on restoring church congregations and physical facilities. The restoration of the historic Quinn Chapel, the first African American Church established in the City of Chicago in 1844, represents the third such assignment for Moody in his fifteen-year ministerial career.

The Ministerial Staff

Anderson Jackson
Itinerant Elder
Van Jackson
Local Elder
Zenobia Jefferson
Itinerant Elder


Will Miller
Carolyn Thomas
Melvin Heard
Amelia Honesty
Sierra Washington
Crystal Harris
Tyra Owens
Lennox Jackson
Karen Wilson
Anthony Roan


Tia White
Dolores Thibodeaux
Ronald Fort
Herman Gary
Willie Jones
Antonio Myrick
Ronald Stevens
Michael Wilson