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Our History

St. Stephens CME Church was organized out of John Wesley CME Church in 1890 in Mechanicsville Bead, Lee County on Valley Road. This was only twenty years after the CME, and then known as "Colored Methodist Episcopal", church was organized. 

The first church property was sold to Brothers Daniel Colquitt, Willie Cook, and Robert Finch.  They purchased land from Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Albright.

Before the new church building was erected, the members worshipped outside on their newly purchased property under a tree in the bush harbor. Rev. G. W. Ferguson pastored this makeship church.

On February 2, 1890, the first church building was completed in the form of a cottage. In 1908, the second church building of St. Stephens was

constructed about two hundred feet from the first building.  

In later years around 1965, Ms. Camilla Mitchell donated a portion of her land to the church. Pastor Dr. G.M. Frazier and members decided to expand  and move to its current location in Riverview, currently know as the City of Valley, Alabama. 

The church sits on the corner of Columbus Road and Mitchell Street.    

Our Belief


I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of Heaven and earth: And in Jesus Christ His only Son, Our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead and buried; the third day he rose from the dead, he ascended into heaven, and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.  I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
Our Belief
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