ABOUT 

THE GREATER ALLEN A.M.E. CATHEDRAL OF NEW YORK

WHO WE ARE

The Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake is the senior pastor of The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York. The congregation currently has over 23,000 members, making it one of the nation’s foremost Christian churches in the United States. The church is listed among the top twenty churches in America in Outreach Magazine’s Annual Survey. The church also owns expansive commercial and residential developments; a private pre-school founded by Flake and his wife, the Rev. Dr. Elaine M. Flake, and various commercial and social enterprises which has placed it among the nation’s most productive religious and urban development institutions. The church is one of the Borough of Queens largest private sector employers. The Greater Allen Cathedral’s operations have been a national paradigm of church-centered, faith based, public/private community educational and economic development. Further, Allen’s administrative structure, efficiency, and development efforts have increasingly attracted international and national recognition in print and electronic media. The church has been profiled on CNN, CBS, BET, C-Span, PBS, and in Time, Black Enterprise, Ebony, The New York Times, Readers Digest, Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. The church has one of the largest outreach ministries in New York City through its Soup Kitchen and Feeding Program, which distributes over 105,000 meals and pantry bags weekly. The Soup Kitchen distributes more than 10,000 meals alone during Thanksgiving.


Under the Reverend Floyd Flake’s leadership, and true to its Christian doctrine of self-help and communal responsibility, Allen Church has provided resources and guidance for innumerable faith-based and secular institutions. 

The Greater Allen Cathedral of New York joyfully welcomes you as a part of our family. The commitment you have made is a significant one that begins the process of spiritual growth and development. To that end, it is extremely important that you attend and complete the ...

The Greater Allen Cathedral has witnessed continued growth, the completion of a $5 million addition to the school and the completion of a $42 million senior citizen assisted living complexcomprised of 330 units. This brings the Cathedral’s overall units in senior housing ...

OUR

PASTORS

Former U.S. Congressman, the Reverend Dr. Floyd H. Flake is the senior pastor of the more than 23,000 member Greater Allen A. M. E. Cathedral of New York in Jamaica, Queens.  Until June 30, 2008 he concurrently served as President of Wilberforce University in Ohio...

Long recognized as a powerful preacher, teacher and role model with a gift for reaching worshippers of all ages, the Reverend Margaret Elaine M. Flake has been impacting the many lives she touches at The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in New York City, where she serves as ...