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.

Ministerial Staff


  • Will Miller
  • Amelia Honesty
  • Lennox Jackson
  • Karen Wilson
  • Anthony Roan
  • Tyra Owens
  • Melvin Heard
  • Carolyn Thomas


  • Tia White
  • Ronald Fort
  • Willie Jones
  • Irvin Kirkwood
  • Antonio Myrick
  • Ronald Stevens
  • Christopher Wilson
  • Michael Wilson